At The School of Song, we know that entering the music industry can be an overwhelming and sometimes confusing venture. There is so much to know and so many steps to take - where do you start? Well, you start by consulting with someone who understands. Someone who has a broad network of professionals to consult with for answers. That's Rhea March. Rhea March has been a force in the music scene for over 30 years as a performer, promoter, producer, radio host, live performance coach and artist development specialist.
She is the warm and welcoming host of the popular ‘Sunday Night Song Stage’ in Edmonton where for 14 years she has facilitated an open stage that has become a community hub for emerging & veteran songwriters.
This summer will mark Rhea’s 12th year of developing emerging songwriters to perform on prestigious stages at The Edmonton Folk Music Festival and The Canmore Folk Festival.
Rhea’s ultimate gift lays in her ability to coax the very best from the artists she works with by providing the fundamental tools they need to develop authentic confidence and hone their craft. Rhea is called upon to program musicians for yearly events like 'The Flying Canoe Festival', The Artwalk, and Sand On Whyte.
Rhea believes that it takes a whole community to raise a musician. So much so in fact, she named her weekly campus radio show, ‘It Takes A Village’. Every episode features live performances and interviews from local and touring musicians.
Rhea is in her sixth year of teaching ‘Managing in the Music Industry’ at MacEwan University and she loves helping students realize that artist managers are needed now more than any other time in the history of music. Her course provides potential artist managers with the tools they need to enjoy a rewarding and sustainable career in the music industry.
In recent years Rhea’s work with emerging artists has been recognized with: Governor Generals Award for ‘Outstanding Contributions to her Community’; a Governor Generals Award Nomination; a Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Award nomination; and a Global Woman of Vision Award.