Recording Arts Canada Student Review: 2013 RAC Montreal grad and Juno nominated Roxanne Potvin

Originally from Hull, Quebec, Roxanne has laid roots in Montreal and is a 2013 graduate of RAC Montreal.

"The idea to come to recording school came very suddenly. Last summer, I was sort of reflecting for a while on what my next step was going to be.

"I knew I wanted to do something music related. Then I came to visit RAC and I really liked the vibe, the interaction that I could see between the students and the teachers, I was very impressed by the knowledge that seemed to be there, and I came and did an interview, decided to apply, and got in.

"I have this basic knowledge that I can apply, that I know how to use, it's not easy. You're never going to regret what you're gonna learn. It's always going to be there. My advice is just to follow your heart. If you have the passion, if you love music to death, [studying at Recording Arts Canada] will definitely help you."

Roxanne's musical journey started when she picked up the guitar for the first time at age 14. An avid Beatles fan, she hasn't put the guitar down since. The singer-songwriter has released 4 albums to date; "The Way It Feels" (2006, Alert Music) was produced by Colin Linden, nominated for a Juno and features appearances by John Hiatt, Daniel Lanois, and Bruce Cockburn.

A 5th, new full-length album will be released in early 2016. Roxanne also has an electronic funk-pop side project under the alias Ingrid R. Beyond her own career as a highly-acclaimed musician, Roxanne has also produced, recorded, and mixed an album by singer-songwriter Marie-Hélène Frenette-Assad that was released this past May.