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.
at THE YOUNGSTOWN CULTURAL CENTER
July 18–22, 2016
Monday through Friday 9:00 — 12:00 + Performance
REGISTER FOR SESSION
$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.
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.