Faculty - Rhythm & Rhyme
Bridget Swift is an award-winning songwriter and musician from Corner brook, Newfoundland. She has been performing original music in numerous venues throughout Newfoundland since 2013- both solo, as a duo with music partner Dahlia Waller, and with numerous bands and collaborations with other artists. She is a former student of Dr. Jennifer Matthews in vocal training and with Nick Hamlyn in guitar - studying and performing music ranging from classical to folk to alternative. Along with duo partner Dahlia Waller, Bridget has received numerous recognitions for performance and song writing such as receiving the Corner Brook Achievement in Community Excellence award for emerging artists and first place in the Statoil Newfound Talent competition in 2016. In 2019, Bridget and Dahlia released their first full length album- “Runaways”, and toured the album across Newfoundland that summer and fall. Bridget has helped teach multiple song writing and music performance workshops for youth in Corner Brook, and has continued to write music and perform in various community settings.
This year, Bridget has been studying Community Music and Music Therapy remotely through Laurier University, and is a volunteer Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone. She is working toward becoming a certified Music Therapist and is thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with the Graham Academy in 2020/2021.