Jill Mack was a beloved musician, recording artist, producer, and was one of only 3 woman sound technicians working in Saskatchewan at that time. She volunteered her time and skills throughout her community, sharing her expertise to Girls Rock Camps, and giving hands-on workshops in Saskatoon. In all cases, these actions brought out diverse women and non-binary people to events where she shared her professional skills to an often under-represented music community in Saskatchewan. Jill accomplished so much in her life through her workshops, sound productions, live performances, and all the albums she recorded with incredible Canadian artists. It was a dream of Jill’s to create a space in Saskatchewan where women/non-binary people could perform their arts and see themselves in the professional sound community as well.
Jill was surrounded by many loved ones when, on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 she passed away after a brave battle with cancer. The wish of Jill’s colleagues, friends, and loved ones is to honour and continue her work by funding female/non-binary recording arts professionals who wish to seek professional training within Canada, just as Jill had. In a province with such a large music community, we hope the Jill Mack Memorial Scholarship can build upon the current number of female/non-binary sound technicians working here. To lose one gifted person and have it reduce our community so vastly should be something we start to change.
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