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Musical Songwriting Workshop

Led by Anna K. Jacobs with Guest Artist Laurence O’Keefe

Musical Songwriting Workshop

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe  [map]

  • Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

An introduction to the art of writing a musical theatre song.

This introductory workshop led by Anna K. Jacobs (POP!; Harmony, Kansas; Teeth; Echo) takes participants through an authentic musical theater songwriting process. Explore the relationship between music and language. Learn key songwriting tools. Discover the power of collaboration. Perform original work. Receive guidance and feedback in a safe and open environment. Open to individuals and teams of all backgrounds. This weeklong experience culminates in an open presentation and songwriting masterclass with Guest Artist Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde; Bat Boy; Heathers). Space is extremely limited; applications will be accepted until June 15. The participation fee for the workshop is $125. A limited number of Emerging Composer Scholarships are available thanks to The ASCAP Foundation.

Class Time: From 9:45 am – 12:45 pm on 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, and 7/17.

Guest Artist Feedback and Writer Presentations: From 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on 7/19. Open to the public. 


2015 APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED. 2016 applications will be live in early June.