Music Camps

Spend your sum­mer learn­ing how to write songs!


Dur­ing this week long class learn dif­fer­ent tech­niques for writ­ing music and lyrics. Stu­dents will write, per­form and record their own song. Taught by crit­i­cally acclaimed song­writ­ers Kelli Frances Corado and Ivory Smith.  Record­ings by engi­neer, pro­ducer and edu­ca­tor Jef­frey McNulty.  All lev­els are wel­come, with indi­vid­ual coach­ing for each student.

Sum­mer Song­writ­ing Camp: For Cre­ative Youth Ages 7–12Youngstown4


July 18–22, 2016
Mon­day through Fri­day 9:00 — 12:00 + Per­for­mance

$300 — Includes 1 week ses­sion + Per­for­mance + Record­ing
$100 deposit due at time of reg­is­tra­tion, deposit is fully refund­able before July 10th

If you have any ques­tions please send us an email let­ting us know the best way to con­tact you.

Youngstown2About the teachers:

Kelli Frances Cor­rado is a pro­fes­sional song­writer and mulit-instrumentalist. Her music has been home to record­ings, grants, sound instal­la­tions and artist-in-residency pro­grams. She has stud­ied music the­ory, ear train­ing and voice pri­vately with Ann Bergsma and Dorothey Klotz­men (Jul­liard). Kelli has worked with pro­duc­ers Brian Deck (Iron and wine), Jef­fery Mcnulty (Vera Project) and many tal­ented musi­cians. She has toured nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally per­form­ing at cav­ernous venues like E’Space B in Paris to world renown exper­i­men­tal the­ater, On The Boards, Seat­tle. Her music has been fea­tured on a wide spread of radio sta­tions from BBC6 radio, Lon­don to Hol­low Earth Radio, Seat­tle. Kelli has been teach­ing for over six years, spe­cial­iz­ing in help­ing the begin­ner start. And is cur­rently, a teacher for Bal­lard Music Acad­emy, Musika, and many bright pri­vate stu­dents. Recently, she received a grant from the Seat­tle Office of Cul­ture and Arts to cre­ate and teach a work­shop for young female songwriters.

Ivory Smith is a Seat­tle-based com­poser, per­former, pro­ducer and teacher. She has acted as band leader, musi­cal direc­tor, or co-director for sev­eral acclaimed projects — includ­ing Foot in Mouth, Lingo Pro­duc­tions, and Ivory in Ice World. Her work has been show­cased at Bum­ber­shoot, PICA’s TBA Fes­ti­val, On The Boards, A Con­tem­po­rary The­atre, The Show­box, Chop Suey, among many other regional venues. She grew up study­ing piano, attended Cor­nish Col­lege of the Arts where she stud­ied voice and com­po­si­tion, and sub­se­quently grad­u­ated from Ever­green State Col­lege with a BA in Audio Engi­neer­ing and Non-Profit Busi­ness Man­age­ment. The breadth of her pro­fes­sional work is far reach­ing — from opera and jazz to build­ing and pro­gram­ming her own elec­tronic instru­ments. In 2011 she worked with Keep­ing the Faith and the women of Mis­sion Creek Cor­rec­tions Cen­ter to cre­ate a score for an evening length piece. Ivory also worked for Town Hall Seat­tle and dozens of other local not for profit music, lit­er­ary, and polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tions as an event coor­di­na­tor and facil­i­ties man­ager. Addi­tion­ally, Ivory is an accom­plished the­ory tutor and voice/piano teacher, with many years of expe­ri­ence in both pri­vate and group settings.

For more infor­ma­tion about Ivory and Kelli please visit our web­sites: