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Our Mandate

MusicNL exists to address key issues affecting the Newfoundland & Labrador music industry in order to implement positive change by presenting a strong voice to government, business and the community at large.

To increase awareness locally, nationally and internationally of provincially produced music as an art form and as a viable industry with significant impact on the economy.

To create and encourage opportunities which will stimulate growth of the industry.

Our History

We are a collective working to increase awareness locally, nationally and internationally of provincially produced music as an art form and as a viable industry with significant impact on the economy.

We are dedicated to addressing key issues affecting the Newfoundland & Labrador music industry in order to implement positive change by presenting a strong voice to government, business, and the community at large.

We are here to create and encourage opportunities that will stimulate growth of the industry.

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Our Staff

Glenda M. Tulk

Glenda M. Tulk

Executive Director

Glenda has 30 + years’ experience in the management, fund raising, planning, development and marketing of high profile events, venues and associations in the Province. Glenda has worked in many areas of NL and has true provincial understanding of the intricacies of operating in these regions. She feels that  the relationship between business and community groups should prove to be mutually beneficial. It has been proven that development of quality venues, memberships in pertinent associations and the quality presentation and operation of same are absolute economic generators for municipalities or regions. Such relationships offer many spin off opportunities for positive exposure.

 

 

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Rebekah Robbins

Rebekah Robbins

Program, Marketing and Communications Director

Rebekah has worked in the music industry for the past several years. Her trial by fire as the membership and registration coordinator with ECMA sparked her interest in the industry and she has been working with MusicNL ever since. Rebekah's long history of event coordination and arts administration made her the perfect fit for the role. Rebekah graduated from Memorial with and BA (hons) Psych and a Master of Public Health. She has worked in research, policy and communications roles. Feel free to get in touch with any questions about MusicNL's funding programs or communications. View full profile
Dave Shears

Dave Shears

Export Program and Conference Logistics Coordinator

Dave has been involved in the music industry as an artist for the last ten years. As the co-founder of bands RocketRocketShip and Lookalike, he has performed in venues all across Canada as well as internationally. Dave has an honours diploma in Executive Office Administration from the College of the North Atlantic, as well as a plethora of experience in booking, budgeting, marketing, and networking within the music industry.   View full profile

Our Board of Directors

Amy House

Amy House

Chair

Over the span of her career Amy has been a performer, comedienne, writer, producer, director and arts advocate. Amy is the president of ACTRA Newfoundland and sits on the Board of Business & Arts NL. Amy recently completed fourteen years as Artistic Animateur of RCA Theatre Company at the LSPU Hall in St. John’s.  There she was at the heart of the development and production of over fifty original plays by Newfoundland playwrights. A comic with an irrepressible fondness for improvisation, Amy is a much sought-after performer for many special events and private functions. She is currently working in television production with Tyndrum Media Inc. as the Host of From Inside the Circle as well as Audience Relations and Communications Director. View full profile
Théa Morash

Théa Morash

Treasurer - East

Théa has been working in the arts in St. John's for her entire adult life (and then some). She mostly sings, acts, and writes, but has lately been making podcasts too. She also works as the Arts and Cultural Development Coordinator for the City of St. John's. View full profile
Ann Anderson

Ann Anderson

A long time cultural manager and arts consultant, Ann worked on cultural funding and development initiatives with the federal government for a number of years, most latterly as Manager of Federal Tourism Partnerships. Projects included the development and implementation of a cultural strategy for the Gros Morne region and cultural trade initiatives for NL in Canada, the US and Europe. A former Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Resource Centre for the Arts, and the Artists’ Coalition of NL, she is a co-founder of Rising Tide Theatre and the founding curator of the Festival of New Dance. Ann has served on numerous regional and national boards and committees, including the Canada Council for the Arts, Trade Team Canada-Newfoundland, The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival, the Juno’s-NL, and Contact East. View full profile
David Smallwood

David Smallwood

Director - West

What do you do when you retire from a business you’ve owned for twenty odd years? You start a new career of course. My life has taken me from being President and Founder of Academy Canada to research for the Forestry Sector to CEO of the Rotary Arts Centre. Along the way I’ve been involved in raising money for our 1999 Canada Winter Games, to being Event Chair of the ECMA event hosted by the City of Corner Brook in 2009, along with a 40 year career on the Board of Directors of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and other community and government organizations.   In 2012, the late Tina Dolter and myself dreamed a dream of a new arts facility for our city. By 2015 we were able to open the Rotary Arts Centre and it is that facility and its programming that has brought me to this new position as a Board member of MusicNL. A challenge for sure but as with most things in our arts’ communities, a lot of fun. View full profile
Marlene Cahill

Marlene Cahill

Director - East

Marlene is the Newfoundland branch representative for the Alliance of Canadian Cinema Television and Radio Artists, otherwise known as ACTRA. She has over 35 years as an administrator for such cultural organizations as Resource Centre for the Arts/LSPU Hall, Neighbourhood Dance Works, Wonderbolt Productions, Innu Education Authority, NAXX, CornerBoys Productions and White Rooster Theatre.  She co-produced Mary Walsh’s Canada 150 project - Canada, It’s Complicated - which toured across the country.   Marlene was awarded the Patron of the Arts in 2014 for her ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador.   She is currently the Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Resource Centre for the Arts which successfully conducted and achieved the renovation of the historic LSPU Hall and CAPE (the Artist Emergency Fund).   View full profile

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