MUS 26
Songwriting in Nashville Winter 2023

Class Details

This course will allow students of songwriting to explore both the artistic and the practical part of today’s music industry. We will travel to Nashville and dive deep into writing, co-writing, critiquing, and editing original songs. Professional songwriters from the region will be invited to offer master classes and share their experiences as well as perform for us in an intimate, relaxed setting. Possible field trips include The Country Music Hall of Fame, Gruhn Guitars, Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe, The Grand Old Opry, Performing Rights Organizations (BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC), Music Row, NSAI, recording studios and publishing Houses, etc.
The Class: Format: travel
Limit: 8-9
Expected: NA
Class#: 1028
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Final project or presentation.
Prerequisites: Preference will also be given to those who play an accompanying instrument or are accomplished vocalists.
Enrollment Preferences: Students who have previously enrolled in WSP Mus 15 or have taken part in private Vocals: Songwriting lessons through the music department will be given preference. Others that are interested are should contact the instructor at [email protected]
Unit Notes: Bernice Lewis is the Artist Associate in Songwriting at Williams College and has been a touring artist for over three decades. She has recorded two of her seven original CD's in Nashville.
Materials/Lab Fee: $3500
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
TRVL Winter Study Travel Course

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