Award-winning singer and song writer Sandy Scofield has dedicated her life to her art. A Métis from the Saulteaux and Cree First Nations, she has inherited a wealth of musical and cultural gifts from her predecessors, which she combines with her unique talents and experiences with contemporary idioms such as jazz and electroacoustic music. Following on the completion of her studies in composition at Simon Fraser University's School for Contemporary Arts, Sandy has pursued writing for film, theatre, dance and television. She also composed the Aboriginal Welcome Song for the 2010 Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies in Vancouver.
A vital part of her work as an artist is her role as devoted mentor and collaborator. Many First Nations artists have benefited from her tutelage in all things musical; a number of them appear as guest artists on her recordings. Her "Song of Life" is included on the Juno-nominated 2002 album "Ketwam" sung by Nitsiwakun (Sandy Scofield, Lisa Sazama and Shakti Hayes). The album garnered three awards the following year, one each for Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Aboriginal Recording, Winner of Best Folk Album Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, and Winner of Best Producer/Engineer Canadian Aboriginal Awards. For more information on Sandy Scofield's work, visit her website at www.sandyscofield.com
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