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Songwriting Workshop with Jess Best

jess-best-workshopExciting opportunity for all you aspiring musicians:

Join Wes Alum Jess Best at Alpha Delt for a Songwriting Workshop this Saturday 4pm-6pm. She will be there with her seven-piece band talking about the songwriting process and sharing the evolution of the songs off her recent EP Kid Again. Be sure to come with any songs you’re working on because there will be time built in to share your work with the group and then workshop your songs with her full band!

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delt

Songwriter’s Forum First Meeting

Student Forum by Hana Elion ’15 is meeting!

Student forum “The Songwriter’s Forum: Collaboration and the Creative Process [MUSC419]” will be having its first meeting on Thursday, September 4th in the music studios lobby at 4:30pm. We will be discussing the forum, choosing what times it will be held, and answering questions! It’s a full credit! Email helion_[at]_wes for more information.

Time: TODAY, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Place: Music Studios Lobby

Songwriting Student Forum Seeking Students!

From Hana Elion ’15 and Katie Solomon’15:

Are you interested in music, collaboration, writing, performing, and creation? If so, “Songwriter’s Forum: Collaboration and the Creative Process” [MUSC419] would love to hear from you.

This student forum will be focused on bringing together students interested in diverse aspects of songwriting (lyrics, instrumentals, production, performance) and giving them a space to collaborate in a constructive and welcoming environment. We will be writing songs, critiquing, and analyzing songs, in hopes to understand the power of a great song.

If you’re interested or would like more information about the course, please email Hana Elion ’15 (helion(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) and Katie Solomon (klsolomon(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) by Friday, September 5. We ask that students send in 1-2 songs that they have worked on or written (recording quality does not matter!), as well as a 300-word statement describing your interest in songwriting and what you could contribute to the class.

Deadline: This Friday, September 5th, 2014

“A Call For Meaningful Songs,” from Sulsky ’13

Zack Sulsky ’13 sends in a note about an intriguing songwriting project with a call for submissions. Protest singers, take note:

I am seeking submissions for a new album of original songs about meaningful things. Each songwriter who submits a recording will be asked to choose a charity that they would like their songs to fund. It is my hope that the songs themselves will relate to these charities, so we can contribute not only money, but also serious thought and discourse to the issues that we, the songwriters, care about.

The album will be released in early September, so songwriters have until the end of August to submit songs. Please contact me (zsulsky@wes) if you have any interest in participating. I am looking forward to hearing what this talented community of musicians comes up with.

Contact: zsulsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: August 31, 2012