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Continuing Education - Youth and Precollege

Summer 2015 Youth Programs in the Arts:
Songwriting Workshop

girl writing music and playing keyboard

Grades 7–12

Program Schedule

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Previous Performances

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, Minecraft™ Designers and Modders, Code Breakers and App Designers, Creating Comic Books, Young Actors, Young Journalists (new!), Young Filmmakers, Shakespeare Workshop, and/or Young Architects to make for a well-rounded summer experience. (Refer to precollege programs for students in grades 9–12.)

Session I: June 29–July 10
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
$1,200 for the first registration
$1,080 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by May 8, 2015)

About the Instructors

Tom Rosato (lead instructor) graduated from Purchase College with a MusB in studio composition and an MM (studio composition concentration). As a professional music producer and recording/live engineer, Tom has been working in renowned recording studios and venues for more than 10 years and has worked with countless industry professionals and artists in both the live and studio audio arenas. As a producer, he has co-written and produced records for many artists.

Posted Dec. 10, 2014

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