Slaight Family Music Lab

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What is it?

Music creators are integral to the storytelling process. The Slaight Family Music Residency is designed to bolster the integration of composers and songwriters into the onscreen process and foster opportunities to increase the use of Canadian music in film, television, interactive and digital properties.

Program Contact

For questions and clarifications, please contact
[email protected]

Music Residency performers on stage


6 months


None (covered by scholarship)

Program Structure

The Slaight Music Residency is part-time, six-month creative and business experience that fully integrates composers and songwriters into the onscreen narrative storytelling process. The Residency is a combination of tailored mentorship, workshops and industry sessions that are designed to expand the skills, onscreen confidence and career and marketplace opportunities for participating music creators.


This program is designed for composers and singer-songwriters who:

  • Are deeply committed to their craft
  • Are ready to explore their artistic practice as it relates to onscreen music creation
  • Are prepared to engage in a professional collaborative process
  • Are looking to expand their range as an onscreen music creator


To apply, composers must must have scored some onscreen work, including features, short films, television series, webseries, commercials, documentaries, video games, and/or theatre.


To apply, songwriters must have written songs that have been placed in film, television series, webseries, commercials, video games, theatre, and/or released by a record label, or have a publishing contract.

Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is covered by a full scholarship thanks to the generosity of CFC donors. Monthly bursaries while in program and a relocation bursary are also provided. Please visit Financial Assistance for more information.

Please note that the CFC is not an OSAP-accredited institution.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

The CFC is committed to providing accessible practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process, or have any questions regarding appropriate accommodations, please contact Deborah Fallows, Executive Lead, People & Culture, at: [email protected].


For questions, please email:

[email protected]

Program Alumni

Laura Barrett

Slaight Music Residency, 2015

Michael Peter Olsen

Slaight Music Residency, 2015

David Arcus

Slaight Music Residency, 2015

Liam Russell

Slaight Music Residency, 2015

lead supporter

Slaight Family Foundation logo

program partner

Ontario Logo

additional support by

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Screen Composers Guild of Canada Logo
Post City Picture & Sound Logo
SIM Logo

Reel Medics in Motion

Total Two Way

BFL Canada Risk and Insurance Services

Chubb Insurance of Canada