This audition-only, peer-driven song feedback setting ran in the Spring 2017 with Dillon O'Brian (Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jann Arden, Sons of Anarchy, etc.) conducting this audition-only song feedback room. This was Dillon's last time running the Workshop in 2017!
Stay tuned for an announcement about the FALL 2017 Workshop.
The Songwriter's Workshop affords that rare opportunity of personal and intellectual enrichment, concrete feedback, and genuine community. This ongoing class is designed to inspire, facilitate, and enhance the creation, evaluation, and revision of quality songs. For 8 Wednesday nights, present songs or songs-in-progress for feedback from a faculty moderator, distinguished industry guests, and your talented peers. This gathering is by audition-only to assemble a room capable of being a benefit to and benefitting from one another.
Why would you want to earn a place in The Songwriter's Workshop? Perhaps you...
The Songwriter's Workshop affords that rare opportunity of personal and intellectual enrichment, concrete feedback, and genuine community. This ongoing class is designed to inspire, facilitate, and enhance the creation, evaluation, and revision of quality songs. You will not only be pushed to write your best work, you will expand your peer network of potential collaborators and your professional network of contacts. And by learning to meaningfully critique your peers' work, you will fortify your skills as an editor and creator of your own work.
The bulk of class is dedicated to workshopping peer songs. But part of each class allows for a professional conversation about creative or industry challenges, successes, and strategies, often drawing upon the expertise of the guest instructor. Assignments are made weekly for creating and revising. Each week you can try your hand at the exercises or simply continue to work on the songs you'd like workshopped. Regardless, this portion of class will help generate new ideas and inspire you to take different approaches to your writing.
The SPRING 2016 round featured as special guests...
Guest Instructors for 2011-2015 have included...
Songwriters make an 8-wk commitment for $399 tuition and may opt to remain in the group for subsequent 8-wk stints for $299.
SUMMER INTENSIVE 7/24-8/4 (M-F 12:30-3:30pm) Will Again Sell Out In Advance. Teen-only section available 7/17-22. Graduates of this class have ranged from current and former Major Label talent to those writing their very first song;... View full details
SONGMAKERS is a class exclusively for graduates of THE ROOTS songwriting program. The class strikes a vital balance between providing an ongoing curriculum of growth for the writers and weekly workshopping opportunities to gain feedback... View full details
In this essential 8-week class, receive feedback on your songs from 4 different Master Songwriters over the course of the Semester in this professional, respectful, peer-driven room. The Masters for the SUMMER 2017 SESSION may... View full details