Songwriting Workshop - level 2 Conservatorium Open Academy

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Songwriting Workshop - level 2

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Cassandra Long is a singer, educator, writer, and performer based in Sydney, Australia. Having graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Music Production. She currently lectures at Berklee Online, provides song feedback for the YouTube channel How To Write Songs, and performs in indie/folk duo, Walt Grace. As a mentor, Cassandra is passionate about supporting writers while they hone their craft, using tools and techniques to form strong emotional connections with their audiences through song, and amplify their artistry. She is keen to instil her love of creativity and the craft of songwriting in all.

Songwriting Workshop 2 will build upon the tools and techniques uncovered in Songwriting 1, covering more advanced concepts in lyric, melody, chord writing, and song forms in contemporary popular songwriting. Topics will include: verse development strategies, twisting cliches, rhyme types and sonic targeting and advanced harmonic concepts.

The two-hour classes will be a blend of content and workshop, where the first hour of each night will be dedicated to work-shopping participants' own songs.
It is highly recommended that those interested complete Songwriting 1 as a prerequisite. If you haven't completed level one please call/email the office prior to enrolling to consult with the tutor to establish your experience in songwriting and music theory. 
completed Songwriting 1 OR a comfortable working knowledge of diatonic harmony and some basic non-diatonic harmony (eg secondary dominants); and
the ability to record your songs at home and submit recordings via email (recording on iPhone or other phone app is fine).