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 10 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 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Enrollment Closed
-
Saturday
Location: Online
Instructor: Anika Paris
375786
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

No meeting July 4, 2020.

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

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Jun 27, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 11, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 18, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 4:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Jul 25, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 1, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 8, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 15, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 22, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat Aug 29, 2020
1:00PM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
Online

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