A one-day seminar with local and international music producers discussing songs they’ve produced, artist relationships and women in the audio industry.

This seminar is for:

  • Artists who are considering hiring producers
  • Established & aspiring producers
  • Women entering the audio industry

Admission includes:

  • Full day seminar – Presentations of great songs by the producers, including some Q & A time
  • An opportunity to have timed small group meetings with some of the producers, where you can discuss your music
  • A demonstration of the SessionWire App for remote recording
  • Catered LUNCH at studio, coffee/tea
  • Late afternoon appetizers at Tap & Barrel Restaurant during timed, small group meetings with producers:



$49 to attend in person (9am to 5:30pm includes lunch – let us know if you require gluten-free.)

$7 to log into webcast (9:30am to 2pm)


Will be sent to livestream ticket purchasers on Saturday April 7th.

Please Bring:

  • Phone / iPod / Walkman if you wish to have a producer listen to a song


We believe in advancing women’s development, therefore we are offering free passes to the first three women who email



181 East 1st St. North Vancouver – on the corner of St Georges and East 1st St.

Entrance is via the adjacent lot accessed by the alley on St Georges.

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Joe Chiccarelli is a ten time Grammy and Latin Award-Winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer whose credits include such artists as Tori Amos, Beck, U2, Elton John, Counting Crows, The Shins, The White Stripes, Morrissey, Alanis Morrisette, Jason Mraz, Spoon, Vance Joy, The Raconteurs, Broken Social Scene, and My Morning Jacket . Other projects through his twenty-year career have included music supervision of films such as Suicide Kings and Men with Guns, the TV series Cracker and Robert Altman’s The Gun. Joe is the studio designer for the state-of-the-art Royaltone Recording Studios (now Sphere) in Burbank, CA, and has served as an A&R consultant for several major and independent labels.

TRINA SHOEMAKER – via webcast

Trina Shoemaker was born in 1965 and raised in Joliet, Il., about 45 minutes southwest of Chicago. There was nothing she loved more than listening to her dad’s Hi-Fi stereo and comparing it with the other systems in the neighborhood. They were all good, some better than others. Her dad’s was the best and it was loud! By 13 Shoemaker knew she wanted to record albums, whatever that meant, and by 19, she had a little apartment in Los Angeles and an entry level job at Capitol Records.

It would be a long road finding her way to a console. Her rather circuitous route to recording began in a basement studio in a London flat with artist Hugh Harris, then wound through Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, and further on down to the Mississippi River Delta, where she began by cleaning studios in New Orleans. Eventually, she found her way to Kingsway, Daniel Lanois’ famed studio in the French Quarter where she was hired as a tape op and second engineer in 1991 and quickly became the house engineer. During those early Kingsway years, Shoemaker worked on Iggy Pop’s “American Ceasar”, The Throwing Muses “University”, Giant Sand’s “Glum” and Emmylou Harris’ iconic “Wrecking Ball”, among many others. In 1995, after completing “Wrecking Ball”, Shoemaker decided to leave Kingsway and strike out on her own. Within a few months she was hired by Sheryl Crow and over the next year recorded Crow’s breakout self-titled album featuring the hit songs “If It Makes You Happy” and “Everyday Is A Winding Road”. They followed it up with “The Globe Sessions” in 1998 with Shoemaker winning two Grammy Awards® for Rock Album Of The Year and Best Engineered Album Non-Classical, making her the first woman to win the latter. During the late 90’s and early 2000’s, she recorded Whiskeytown’s “Pneumonia” at Dreamland in the Catskills, Queens Of The Stone Age “Rated R” at Sound City in Los Angeles, Victoria Williams’ “Musings Of A Creek Dipper” in Joshua Tree and Something For Kate “Echolalia” in Australia. In 2001, Shoemaker and Crow reunited for her fourth studio album “C’Mon C’Mon”, where Shoemaker was once again nominated for the Best Engineered Album Grammy Award®. In 2003, Shoemaker mixed several tracks for The Dixie Chicks and in 2004 she won her third Grammy Award® for her work on Steven Curtis Chapman’s album “All Things New”.

After Shoemaker lost her New Orleans home during Hurricane Katrina, she moved to Nashville along with her husband and 7 month old son. During her 5 years in Nashville, she produced, engineered and mixed dozens of albums including “Sunset Man” by James Otto, which featured the #1 Billboard Country hit “Just Got Started Lovin’ You”. In 2010, Shoemaker and her family moved back down to the Gulf Coast where she built Local Honey Studio. Since then she has mixed the critically acclaimed “Pauper’s Field” by Dylan LeBlanc, engineered and mixed The Indigo Girls, produced, recorded and mixed Brandi Carlile’s “Bear Creek” and Brandi’s newest album “The Fire Watcher’s Daughter”. Trina was again nominated for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical in the 2013 Grammy Awards® fort the album “The Moorings” by Andrew Duhon.

Trina lives with her husband, musician Grayson Capps, and their kids, dogs, cats and horses on Mobile Bay in Fairhope, Alabama.


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Theresa Leonard is an internationally respected audio educator and music producer. For over 20 years, she served as Director of Audio at Banff Centre in Canada where she directed the audio practicum program, overseeing all activities in the Centre’s extensive music recording, audio and post-production facilities. Ms. Leonard worked closely with top industry professionals who served as guest faculty members for music production, engineering and sound for picture. She remains instrumental in helping audio practicum participants obtain key positions throughout the professional audio industry.

Ms. Leonard holds a Master of Music degree in Sound Recording from McGill University, and Bachelor degrees in both Music and Education. Her work spans music and audio production, engineering, education and research. She has been a program consultant for recording arts educational programs at graduate and undergraduate levels at a variety of post-secondary institutions including The Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University, The Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Ball State University, University of Massachusetts Lowell and The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague.

She has produced and engineered award-winning recordings for labels including Analekta, Bravo!, Centaur, EMI, Honens and NAXOS. In 2008, she was invited as a guest research professor at Bang & Olufsen in Denmark and a Visiting Scholar at New York University Steinhardt School In 2015.

Ms. Leonard facilitated the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) summer workshop (2004). She has been invited as a speaker to numerous institutions and conferences including: AES Brazil, The Peabody Conservatory, The Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw, Gdansk Technical University (Poland), New York University, and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et De Danse De Paris (France).

Ms. Leonard served as AES president in 2004-2005 and as an education chair for the society, and is the founder of the Alberta section of the AES. She received an AES Fellowship in New York City in 2013 for her professional achievements and dedication to the AES and its education initiatives and a Board of Governors Award for chairing the 24th International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Conference on Multichannel Audio (2003).


Winston Hauschild is a Canadian songwriter and record producer with an ear for new talent. Producing breakthrough recordings for emerging artists, he’s helped launch the careers of everyone from two-time Juno Award nominee Hannah Georgas and folk artist Mike Edel to indie pop artist Nat Jay, nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2015.

Winston also produced Wanting, the first Chinese artist to be signed to Nettwerk Music Group. Their collaboration, her debut album, Everything in the World, went multi-platinum and won numerous awards, including Album of the Year at the Chinese version of the Grammy Awards. Soon after, Wanting received 15 Best New Artist Awards across Asia and performed to 700 million people during Mainland China’s televised New Year’s Gala (CCTV) in 2012.

Dedicated to helping diverse artists navigate a tough industry, Winston is an artist’s producer. A songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and former recording artist signed to Aquarius Records, Winston grew up in the Canadian music scene – whether playing small towns as the teenage frontman of his first band or as a touring musician playing hockey arenas.

A vocal supporter of arts funding and education, Winston sits on the Board of Directors for Music BC, a non-profit industry association dedicated to the growth and sustainability of British Columbia’s music community. He’s also served as a producer/mentor for the Peak Performance Project’s Boot Camp, an artist development program with career-changing cash prizes for top performers sponsored by Vancouver radio station, The Peak 102.7 FM.

Always searching for the best new sounds for his various projects, Winston splits his time between some of Vancouver’s top commercial studios and his private studio in the woods on Bowen Island.


Producer, Mixer, Songwriter

Ryan Worsley is one of Canada’s most sought-after music producers, with a growing track record of discovering and cultivating the sound of countless bands and artists. With over twenty years of experience in the music industry, Ryan has become the consummate producer, providing his clients with world-class songwriting, audio engineering, and mixing capabilities. He works across pop, rock, indie, and folk genres, always striving to create innovative, fresh, and musical recordings that highlight the essence of the artists he works with.

Over 10 years ago, he built his Echoplant Recording Studios on a room a, a vocal booth and a prayer. Now Echoplant comprises of two separate locations and counts some of Canada’s top acts as its clients. The Studio B location is a full-service two-storey commercial studio including a live room, echo chamber, comfortable control room and two bedroom suite. Clients come from across Canada to stay and work at Echoplant.

Ryan’s impact is demonstrated in his work with Dear Rouge (Universal Music), from the outset of their career, providing production, songwriting and mixing on “Black To Gold” (2015), ultimately resulting in a Juno Award for “Breakthrough Group of the Year” (2016). His work with the band continues, with production and mixing credits on 2018’s well-received release, “Phases”.

Ryan is regularly asked by labels across Canada and the US for his mixing expertise, including Courage My Love’s “Synesthesia” (Warner Music), Said The Whale’s “As Long As Your Eyes Are Wide”, and Emilie & Ogden’s “10,000” (Secret City Records). He has also crafted mixes and radio singles for artists Basia Bulat (Rough Trade Records/Secret City Records) and Mathew V (604 Records).

Elisa Pangsaeng is a Canadian producer, mixer, recording engineer and all around studio rat. She has worked with artists such as Said The Whale, Kinnie Starr, Bend Sinister, Shad, Hey Ocean and The Zolas.



May was a production sound mixer for three years in Brazil before moving to Vancouver to get education in post production audio. Shortly after she graduated she started working at Sharpe Sound Studios as an ADR mixer, and in less than two years she became a dialogue and music re-recording mixer, focusing more on tv.



(subject to change)

8:30am – 9:00am

Arrive / Register / Coffee / Tea  / Muffins


Introductions / Opening remarks – Andy Warren
(Webcast launched)

Trina Shoemaker:

The Wood Brothers: Seasick Emotions
Sheryl Crow: brief comments on Maybe Angels 


Joe Chiccarelli:

Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder
Morrissey: Spent the Day In Bed


10min Break 


Winston Hauschild:

Ken Stead: Trouble




Kevin Williams

SessionWire App Demonstration


Elisa Pansaeng:

Jennie Harluk: Bus Ticket


Ryan Worsley:

Dear Rouge: Live Through The Night


Theresa Leonard:


composer, christos hatzis
string quartet no.1 (the awakening)
for string quartet and prepared tape
st lawrence string quartet (nominated for a Juno)



15 min Break


May Guimarães:

Tom and Grant

Scene from short film starring Tom Cavanagh and Grant Gustin.


Open Q & A


Break & Everyone to Tap & Barrel Restaurant


10 minute Listening/Feedback/Conversation Sessions in small groups.

  • Bring your own listening device (phone/ipad/discman, etc)
  • Headphones will be provided.

Appetizers provided

(Buy your own drinks)

Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia