Residential Songwriting Workshop with helen Chadwick and Helen Porter
This course will feature daily group sessions to explore melody, harmony, accompaniment, rhythm and lyrics. You will try creating songs in different genres, and there will be plenty of time for solo and small group work and some individual coaching, including performance where desired. Bring texts for songs that inspire you or which you have written/half-written as well as something to record and play back your musical ideas (for example a smartphone and/or MP3 player). The course is aimed at those with some experience of songwriting or for experienced writers who want to expand their range. Please send examples of two songs you have composed as MP3 files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Porter is a singer, composer, musical director and vocal coach. She composes music for theatre, arranges for choirs and teaches singing. She also writes for and performs with a jazz quartet www.counterparts.org.uk
Helen Chadwick is a songwriter, performance creator and recording artist, who composes mainly for unaccompanied voices. www.helenchadwick.com