GPRC Creative Sound and Recording Artist Residency Program

GPRC Creative Sound and Recording Artist Residency Program

Emerging or professional sound artists, sound designers, composers and musicians are invited to come and work on their creations in the GPRC Recording Studios!

GPRC is excited to offer a new Creative Sound and Recording Artist Residency Program.

This program is intended for artists that require extended focused time to explore, plan, compose and create new recordings or audio works in a professionally equipped recording studio. Ideally for those who already have some experience and knowledge with recording equipment and studio technique, the GPRC Recording Studios are an excellent place get work done in a creative environment.

How to get involved: Email a CV and short proposal that describes your project, preferred dates, technical needs and other requirements.


GPRC Recording Studio is a purpose built professional facility that features 1 large control room with an isolation booth, and 3 smaller studios with isolation booths and MIDI keyboards. There is a fixed connection to an acoustically treated recital hall. We have ProTools, Reaper, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, Native Instruments Komplete and the Waves Diamond Bundle available for software. Our studios feature high end Preamps, mixers, Focal studio monitors with microphone brands such as DPA, Neumann, Lauton Audio, Royer, Earthworks, AKG and Sennheiser available for use. The large studio has 5.1 Surround Sound and we have recently acquired a Sennheiser AMBEO VR Microphone for ambisonic recordings.

Grande Prairie is a city of 60,000 located in north western Alberta, Canada. It is accessible by road from Edmonton (450 km to the southwest) Greyhound bus or by air (Air Canada and West Jet have flights here). They city itself is fully serviced with shopping and amenities. There is a nice valley park with trails that runs the length of the city, accessible near the college. The region around the city is very diverse with prairie, forest, foothills and mountains within a short drive.

Time and Duration: As required until August 15th, 2018

Cost: 7 days – $800 – if required, self-catered campus accommodation is $45/day + taxes. Shorter or longer terms can be arranged.

Personnel: Recording Studio Manager, Dr. Shawn Pinchbeck, is an internationally recognized sound artist, sound designer and composer with over 30 years of experience in creating with sound and is on-site for consultations and technical assistance during the residency.

Read more on Shawn’s experience here.

For inquiries contact:

Shawn Pinchbeck


Phone: 1-780-539-2783

GPRC Looks Forward to the Future

GPRC Looks Forward to the Future

Yesterday, GPRC released the official launch for their 50th Anniversary event – Celebrating Dreams! Get your tickets to this event now! 


GPRC is excited to invite the community to celebrate 50 years of meeting the vital need of post-secondary education opportunities in northwestern Alberta.

Join us on the evening of May 27 at GPRC’s Grande Prairie Campus for a night of Celebrating Dreams. Special guests, Spoken Word Artist Shane Koyczan and Dream, Girl Komal Minhas will enchant us as we reflect on how far the college has come, and unite in the power of having a dream of what our college’s future can hold. Guests will also enjoy an art exhibit from Canadian Artist, Alex Janvier.
GPRC is also excited to offer guests the opportunity to reflect on the College’s history with a display of letters, photos and other memorabilia from our 25th Anniversary time capsule.

Carol-Lee Eckhardt, who was the GPRC Foundation Officer during the College’s 25th Anniversary, volunteered to put this treasured piece of GPRC’s history together. It includes a letter Eckhardt wrote to her daughter Emma, 25 years ago and even more interesting a letter 6 year-old Emma wrote to herself.

GPRC will to seal another time capsule and Echkardt is planning to send a new letter to the future. Guests will be able to submit a written note and take a photo at the event photo booth to add to the treasures of our 50th year and be sealed away until GPRC’s 75th Anniversary in 2042.

Learn more by reading our full news release.

Learn more about Carol-Lee Eckhardt’s story here. 

Wheels to Workforce Program

Wheels to Workforce Program


GPRC Continuing Education is bringing an exciting new program opportunity to learners across our region.

Wheels to Workforce is a fully funded program happening on our GPRC Grande Prairie campus starting February 6, 2017!



If you know anyone who may be interested in an opportunity to full training in a career they’re going to love, contact GPRC Continuing Education. 

Phone: 780-539-2975


Read more on the Wheels to Workforce program here.

FREE Personal Training Sessions

FREE Personal Training Sessions


GPRC Student Wellness is offering FREE Personal Training Sessions with the help of the Physical Education and Kinesiology (PEAK) Department’s Fitness Leadership Students. From now until the end of November, Fitness Leadership student Jayce will be offering his services to all GPRC Students and Staff as part of his practicum experience.


Perfect for people just starting to look into designing a fitness routine; or if you already have that figured out, it will still be a perfect opportunity to get a refresher on some new exercises, and develop new and more specific goals.


He’s offering the following within these sessions

  • Go over a full exercise routine
  • Exercise Consultation
  • Start the building blocks of creating your own Personal Workout Program
  • Familiarizing you with the fitness centre weight room and its equipment
  • Discussing your own fitness and exercise goals





All you have to do is sign up at the GPRC Fitness Centre, include your name and contact information, and the date and time when you’d prefer to meet Jayce for the 1 on 1 session. He is also willing to provide his services to a group of people all at once.


This is totally FREE so sign up today before all the spots fill up. Sign up or contact Jayce at for more information.


Take the next steps in achieving a healthier you!