ABOUT SONGWRITING CAMP
Songwriting camp at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a fun and unforgettable experience where budding songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals, and make new friends. Camp includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, performance coaching, recording experiences, workshops led by special guests, and much more. Campers will also enjoy unlimited access to the museum galleries and will tour Historic RCA Studio B, located on Nashville’s Music Row. A showcase on the final day presents a culminating public performance featuring the songs created during the week.
For beginner camp, owning an instrument or having musical proficiency is not required.
For intermediate to advanced camp, previous songwriting experience is required. All applicants to the Intermediate to Advanced Songwriting Camp must submit lyrics and a recording of one song they have written or co-written. A statement about the song and previous songwriting instruction is also required.
- Beginner: A beginner songwriter has little to no experience writing songs but is eager and excited to learn and make new friends who share this interest.
- Intermediate: An intermediate songwriter has some understanding of how songs are put together and has written a few songs but is eager to add knowledge and build confidence alongside new friends.
- Advanced: An advanced songwriter has solid understanding of the fundamentals of lyric writing, including title, theme, verse, chorus, bridge, and rhyme scheme, and is ready to take their songwriting to the next level.
CAMP ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
- Step-by-step songwriting lessons
- Creative writing exercises
- Individual and small-group mentoring
- Instrument instruction
- Voice and performance coaching
- A trip to Historic RCA Studio B, located on Music Row
- Activities in the museum galleries
- Workshop led by a special guest
- Digital recording tutorial
- Visual art
- Camper showcase in the Ford Theater
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED CAMP ACTIVITIES WILL ALSO INCLUDE:
- Exploration of the co-writing process
- Recording and production technique sessions
- Alternatives in songwriting exercises and approaches
- Introduction to the business of songwriting and music publishing