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Music for Changing Times: Master Class and Showcase
May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20.00
A group of prominent composers and lyricists with deep roots in songwriting and social change music offer a live coaching session to emerging artists ages 18-38. Coaches announced to date include five-time Grammy Award-winner Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary; Golden Globe Award-winner Amanda McBroom (“The Rose”); Tariqh (Music Director for Josh Groban and Stevie Wonder); Grammy nominated Scottish composer Dave Gibson (who co-wrote “Speak to a Girl” which just debuted on the CMA awards and is the first single from the forthcoming Faith Hill and Tim McGraw album; #1 album in 2016 in the U.K. for “Sermon”); and Tony nominee and LADCC Award-winner Dan Wheetman (known for Marley’s Ghost and as co-creator of It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues). Artists will benefit from first-hand knowledge of what it means to write songs that reflect current events and inspire change. Selected young artists (as identified through the Songwriting Competition – see below) will perform their original songs and receive feedback related to the quality and clarity of the composition, and the craft and power of their message. Registered applicants for the songwriting competition may attend for free. Aspiring artists and interested community members are welcome to attend as observers.