Tara Dawn Solheim

 

Tara Dawn Solheim (Resume)

 

Selected Performances and Festivals

McNally’s “Tribute to the Rolling Stone” Regina March 2010

Mid-Winter Blues Festival Afternoon Showcase Regina Feb 2010

Casio Promo Shoot Tokyo April 2009

Sin Aoyama Tokyo April 2009

Club Voice Tokyo March 2009

Future in Our Hands Benefit September 2008

Ginza Tact Tokyo July 2008

Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan Tokyo June 2007, 2008

Play On! Benefit for Hunger Relief Tokyo May 2008

Printed Matter Press Launch Tokyo October 2007

NDH Blue Print Series Regina Canada January 2006

Glen Terry Japan Tour (background vocals) Tokyo December 2006

Electric Lady Land with DJ Kaori Tokyo October 2006

Brandon Folk Festival Canada July 2005

Regina Folk Festival Canada (Host) August 2004, 2005

Write the Nation Canada Tour October 2004

Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (Host) Ottawa Canada October 2004 

Farrago Poetry Circuit London England 2001 

 

Commissions

CBC National Radio Canada 2005 (spoken word commission)

Mackenzie Art Gallery Canada 2005 (spoken word commission)

Cathedral Arts Festival Canada 2005 (poetic adventure performance commission)

New Dance Horizons Canada 2005 (poetry and music commission)

 

Long-term Engagements

The Fiddler, Weekly Jam Session Host Singer Tokyo 2005-2007

Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina Canada 2004-2005 (Developed and hosted a series called “Seldom Sessions” bringing jazz musicians together with poets for live performances.)

 

Recordings

Rock Solid Productions “Heartbeat” “Tonite” “Little Girl” “Warui Baby” “Get Down” March 2009

Baraabaru Christmas CD December 2008

Panrolling Audio Song Book November, 2008

Tarantula Sound “blue pop rock” November 2007

JOYSOUND Instructional Singing Video September 2007

Max Blues “The Suitcase” May 2007

Canadian Spoken Word Poetry CD “mouthful” 2005

 

Awards and Grants

2004  Saskatchewan Arts Board Emerging Artist Grant 

2000 University of Saskatchewan Hannon Travel Scholarship for Sound Study in England

2001 Highest Academic Standing STM University of Saskatchewan

 

Education

2007-2008 Private Voice Study with Michiko Chiba, Tokyo Japan

2003-2005 Private Voice Study Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina Canada

2003-2004 Theatre Classes Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina Canada

1996-2000 University of Saskatchewan in Canada – Creative Writing