Come on a journey of discovery to find your songwriting voice! If you are reading this course description, you likely have a song—or many songs—inside of you waiting to come out. The time, then, has come—and you are invited to join us and let those songs take flight! In this class you will learn the nuts & bolts of songwriting and the poetry and magic in the process. You will write many songs during this course and you will do a lot of experimenting with your own personal creative style. The ability to play an instrument (or program instruments on computers) that you can sing/rap/speak along to is necessary in this course—songwriters typically work from a piano or guitar. We will have a couple concerts to practice our performing skills and learn about audio recording and beat-making. The goal is to have a pocketful of new songs by the end of the session – perhaps a collection for your very own first album!
Songwriting: Finding Your Voice
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.