Musician in Residence

The Edmonton Public Library's Musician in Residence (MIR) program provides services to aspiring and established musicians in Edmonton. Services include one on one consultations, workshops and events, information on a range of activities from songwriting to production, and networking with the music community. The MIR hosts events at various EPL branches. These sessions bring together musicians of all abilities and genres to network, talk about their craft, listen to guest speakers, and provide support and encouragement to each other.

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About the Musician in Residence

Mallory Chipman

Mallory Chipman (she/they) is an esteemed songwriter, producer, music scholar and educator, and an award-winning musician living and creating on Treaty Six Territory. Throughout her decade long career, Mallory has worked as a recording and performing artist across several genres ranging from rock to jazz to roots to experimental; released 5 albums to critical acclaim including Rags and Feathers and Nocturnalize; and has appeared as a side person on numerous records. Her powerful voice and story-driven songwriting has been described as “some of the finest folk rock currently being made” (Amplify Music Magazine), and has led her to tour and share her music and research internationally. Chipman has been on the road appearing everywhere from humble bar stages to grand concert halls, and has shared the stage with the likes of Don Ross, Madeleine Peyroux, and numerous orchestras. She has written for musical theatre productions, arranged for large instrumental ensembles, and regularly produces and co-writes for other artists of myriad styles including hip-hop, punk, folk, and more. Alongside her artistic practice, Mallory founded Canada’s first ever co-operative record label services company, Tunnel Mountain Records. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in music, and taught at MacEwan University for seven years where she held the position of Section Head of Voice until stepping away in 2023. Mentorship and collaboration have always been at the forefront of Mallory’s endeavours, and now as a full-time freelance musician, she continues to find new ways to create and build community in all she does.

Book an Appointment with Mallory

Come chat, bring in your questions and curiosities regarding music, your new material, or anything you want insight or ears on! Musicians of all levels, ages, and experiences welcome. Book a time with Mallory on Calendry.

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Music Events

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Capital City in Conversation: Edmonton's Local Music Scene

Jun 27th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Online Event
Don't miss this panel discussion with local musicians where they discuss how artists can grow within Edmonton’s music scene.

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