Canada's Premier Artist Development Program

For the sixth consecutive year, the JUNO Awards and Slaight Music have partnered for Canada’s premier artist development program, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, in search of Canada’s next emerging artist. We saw the largest number of applications in the program's history, and as a result we have updated this year's program to include ten emerging Canadian artists.

Introducing the long list of artists for the 2020/2021 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class 

  • Abigail Lapell - Toronto, ON
  • Biawanna - Vancouver, BC
  • Command Sisters - Spruce Grove, AB
  • DESIIRE - Toronto, ON
  • Desirée Dawson - White Rock, BC
  • JJ Shiplett - Calgary, AB
  • Laur Elle - Medicine Hat, AB
  • MONOWHALES - Toronto, ON
  • Myles Castello - Scarborough, ON
  • Sara Diamond - Montreal, QC
  • Shawnee Kish - Welland, ON (CBC Searchlight winner)