Arts & Culture

Musical Artist in Residence

The 2022 Musical Artist in Residence is Emma Harding

Music to help build, inspire, and support community

The Musical Artist in Residence is a 10-week residency that supports emerging and established musicians working in any genre, with any instrument. This program provides our community with learning experiences, including performing, publishing, and songwriting opportunities.

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Meet Emma Harding

Emma Harding is a musician and voice coach originally from England, where she graduated from the London Music School and began writing, recording and performing her original music right away. A graduate of CMI’s artist management program, and Berklee’s Music Business course, she is passionate about helping artists develop their vocal skills and build knowledge of the music industry so they can navigate the complexities and continue to create music confidently. 

Emma began her 20+ year career in voice coaching at the London Music School and in 2013 she started Rockit Vocal Studios here in Calgary, where she teaches singing and performance technique to singers of all levels and also works as a coach for tv shows, voice actors and touring artists. 

Emma’s acoustic songwriter style is reflected in her albums. Although she is continually writing new music, Emma’s passion is helping other artists and singers thrive. 

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The Musical Artist in Residence is pleased to consult with emerging and established musicians of all ages to discuss technique, songwriting, performance, or whatever aspect of the music industry would be most helpful..

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Programs with the Musical Artist in Residence

Attend a program led by Emma Harding. During her residency, she is hosting a variety of sessions on songwriting, vocal coaching, and making it in the music business. Registration is available online. 

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Recommended reads from the 2022 Musical Artist in Residence

These titles have inspired the life, work, and music of our newest resident during a career that has spanned over 20 years in the music industry. Check them out to get some songwriting inspiration of your own.

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