An introduction to the art of writing a musical theater song.
This introductory workshop led by Anna K. Jacobs (POP!; Harmony, Kansas; Teeth; Echo) takes participants through an authentic musical theater songwriting process. Participants have explored the relationship between music and language, learned key songwriting tools, discovered the power of writer and performer collaborations, performed original work, and received guidance and feedback in a safe and open environment. This week-long experience culminates in an open presentation and Songwriting Master Class with Special Guest Artist Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin and Bella: An American Tall Tale).
Open to individuals and teams of all backgrounds. 20 spaces available; applications will be accepted until June 18. A limited number of Emerging Composer Scholarships are available thanks to The ASCAP Foundation.
Thursday 7/19 9:45am-12:45pm (Songwriting Tutorial)
Friday 7/20 9:45am-12:45pm (Composer & Lyricist Round-Robin Collaborations)
Saturday 7/21 6:30pm-9:30pm (One-On-One Sessions, Part I)
Sunday 7/22 9:45am-12:45pm (One-On-One Sessions, Part II)
Monday 7/23 Day off
Tuesday 7/24 9:45am-5:45pm (Writer & Performer Collaborations)
Wednesday 7/25 10am-2pm (Sharing & Critique), 3-5pm (Pick-up Rehearsals/Tech), 6-9pm (Public Masterclass)
Join us for a public masterclass with Kirsten Childs! Kirsten Childs will talk about her creative and professional experiences as a musical theater writer, and those in Anna K. Jacobs’ Musical Songwriting Workshop will present their song and she will provide feedback and guidance.
Read the 2018 Agenda for class descriptions!
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