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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2016 Precollege Programs in the Arts:
Songwriting Workshop

Grades 7–12

Location: Music Bldg., Room 0001

(Video by Ava P., Filmmaking Institute ’14)

Typical Day

Let’s hear song ideas! Improve your ability to write, record, perform, and promote your own songs of any and all styles! Hone your songwriting skills by taking daily small-group instruction on piano and/or guitar, lyric writing, music theory, and arranging. Learn how to use software programs like Pro Tools and GarageBand. Develop successful means of marketing both you and your music through the Internet and other grassroots-oriented tactics. Participate in hands-on recording sessions and refine your live performance skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals. Receive a DVD of the final performance!

To broaden exposure to the arts, the Songwriting Workshop can be combined with the Creative Vocal Lab, Vocal Intensive, Code Breakers and App Designers, Minecraft™ Animators and Modders (updated!), Project Fashion Designer, 24th annual Visual Arts Institute (grades 10–12), Photography Institute, Creative Writing Institute, Modern Journalism (updated!), and/or Shakespeare Workshop to make for a well-rounded summer experience. (Refer to youth programs for students in grade 7 and 8.)

Session I: June 27–July 8
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,100 for the first registration
$990 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 6, 2016)

About the Instructors

Blake Reynolds (instructor) received his MM (studio composition concentration) from Purchase College in May 2010. Since then, he has been pursuing a career in game composition and songwriting. His first published work, the soundtrack to the iPhone game “100 Rogues,” was released in summer 2010. He is currently working on the soundtrack to its unofficial sequel for Android phones.

Lorrie Doriza (instructor) is a New York–based singer, songwriter, and arranger. She holds an MM (studio composition concentration) from Purchase College and has been a music teacher for almost a decade. Although she has been involved with various projects, she is best known for her work with Vespertina, a collaboration with noted producer Stoupe of Jedi Mind Tricks. She continues to score music for short films and animations shown in festivals around the world.

Updated June 8, 2016

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Summer Precollege Programs:

How to Register
Parent & Student Testimonials

Program Descriptions:

Acting Intensive
Architecture Intensive
Code Breakers & App Designers
Creative Vocal Lab
Creative Writing Institute
Filmmaking Institute
Minecraft™ Animators &

Modern Journalism
Neu Curators
Photography Institute
Project Fashion Designer
Shakespeare Workshop
Songwriting Workshop
STEM Scholars
Summer Percussion Seminar
3-D Video Game &
Makers Lab Creations

Visual Arts Institute
Vocal Intensive

Program Options:

Early Drop-Off Option
Extended-Day Option

Summer Youth Programs
(grades 4–8)

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