Professional Songwriting for the Commercial Market: A Weekly Workout

MUSC X 409.8

In this workshop, songwriters seek to hone their craft through support and critique as each class is divided in two parts: the first section devoted to critiquing student compositions and the second to lectures and discourse.

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Fall
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 9 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Examine topics such as the aesthetics of contemporary songwriting and song critique
  • Learn about song styles, defining character through language, and song ideas
  • Discuss writing for a mass audience, writing with surprise and payoffs, emotional plot points, and more
  • Engage with collaboration, deconstruction, and creating real moments in songs

About this course:

This is a workshop for songwriters who are seeking to hone their craft through support and critique. Each class is divided into two parts: the first section is devoted to critiques of songs students perform live or on CD; the second section features lectures and discussion. Topics include aesthetics of contemporary songwriting and song critique; song styles; defining character through language; writing for a mass audience; song ideas; writing the surprise and payoffs; collaboration; deconstruction, image-making, and emotional plot points; and creating real moments in songs.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
-
Saturday
Location: Online
Instructor: Anika Paris
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Fee:
$699.00
10 days left. Enroll by Jun 26, 2021
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 09, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist's Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers, and Self-Publishers (Online Media) (Music Pro Guides) by Coreen Sheehan
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Jun 26, 2021
11:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 3, 2021
11:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 10, 2021
11:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 17, 2021
10:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 24, 2021
10:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 31, 2021
10:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 7, 2021
10:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 14, 2021
10:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 21, 2021
10:00AM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online

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