In 2014 Slaight Music and The JUNO Awards teamed up to create a premier artist development program in Canada: The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.

Now in its sixth year, The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program serves as a bridge between two key pillars of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS); Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts and Celebrate through the annual JUNO Awards. This program opens the JUNO door to emerging artists so they can get exclusive access to tools to prepare themselves for the next step in their career. 

The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class is a transformational and unique experience:

  • Your music is reviewed by JUNO Award-winning artists, producers and music industry professionals

  • Industry leaders and artists take part as mentors

  • Three artists and/or groups, alongside the winner of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest, will be selected to participate in The Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, including a week-long mentorship program in Toronto.

  • A JUNO stage for the selected artists to shine

Selected artists will attend JUNO Week 2021 and the 50th annual JUNO Awards in Toronto, ON, where one of the artists will be chosen to perform at The JUNO Gala Dinner and Awards. 

This program is the foundation for emerging artists who aspire to be JUNO Award nominees and winners in the years to come.

​Submissions for 2020/21 will close on July 13, 2020.