Fall Schedule begins August 21st
This class focuses on writing original commercial market songs and creating demos, including great melodic hooks, strong harmony, memorable lyrics and catchy rhythms. Also artist development, marketing, social media promotion, basic copyright law and publishing, then explore careers not usually apparent in the arts industries. Some contemporary theory is presented, as is actual hands-on production of the student’s best work using ProTools, Garageband and Masterwriter.
Each student will write several songs and demo 1-2 of their best songs during the year. Each student will develop an online presence consistent with their artist image, develop performing opportunities and learn how to set up a music business. This class emphasizes beginning note reading, music notation, rhythms and sight reading. It is taught using both texts and interactive computer programs. Students will learn to read and write music, do composition assignments, recognize and write chords and melodic themes and understand theory in the real world.
- Enrollment: Open. No audition required.
- Time Commitment: 1.5 hours per week
- Training: Songwriting using ProTools, GarageBand and Masterwriter; music theory, studio production, and notation.