Wintersong Songwriter Workshop is offering full and partial scholarships to aspiring songwriters who are high school students within Hamilton, Bledsoe, Bradley, Marion, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee; and Catoosa, Dade, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia.
Wintersong will be an intensive workshop for aspiring and experienced songwriters on March 10 at the Mountain Arts Community Center located on Signal Mountain. The workshop will be conducted by Louisa Branscomb, Kathy Reed, and Earl Brackin.
Ms. Branscomb has served as a mentor for songwriters across the country for two decades through private workshops, festival workshops, and as a founding member of the IBMA Bluegrass Songwriter Committee. Drawing on four decades as a published songwriter along with a background as a teacher and psychologist interested in creative expression, she combines experiential work, skill-building, and group interaction.
About the workshop Louisa says, “we will start with inspiration and individual and group writing, and end with ways to effectively promote and expose your song. There will be time for writing in the serene setting the farm provides, discussion, personal feedback, and pointers about structure and craft. For new writers, the workshop will help you get started and for experienced writers, it will build on your current skills and create a space for you to deepen and 'live' in your songwriting.” The workshop will also address creative ways to increase exposure of participants' songs.
Following the workshop, the Wintersong Songwriter Concert will feature originals by Louisa Branscomb, Kathy Reed, Earl Brackin, and workshop participants.
A limited number or full and partial scholarships are available to high school juniors and seniors. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 1. For additional details or scholarship packet email email@example.com or request information by mail – WinterSong Workshop, PO Box 375 Tunnel Hill, GA 30755.