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: