Sing a Song of Nothing: Finding Your Way to the Songs You Can’t Quite Hear

A Songwriting Workshop Supporting The Heritage Theatre Group

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This action-packed workshop is intended for songwriters of all skill levels! Whether you’re a never-wrote-a-line-before beginner or an advanced bardic geniuses, the opportunities to learn are limitless. We will have many activities, including brainstorming; free-write; and word-association, to demonstrate songwriting styles and come up with new ideas. There will also be two small group critique sessions lead by Julia and guest instructors. The workshop will culminate with voluntary performances by workshop participants (a capella and instrumental performances are both perfectly fine). There will be an hour break for lunch (not provided) and breaks throughout to work on assignments and follow creative threads.

Where: Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church – 1433 Hamilton Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 – Map
When: February 7, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 per participant

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What to bring:

  • Notebook
  • Writing utensils
  • 5+ copies of lyrics for one (1) or two (2) songs to work on during critique sessions
  • Lunch or money to purchase lunch downtown over the lunch break*
  • OPTIONAL An acoustic instrument for critique sessions (not required)

*Heritage Theatre will provide water and have snacks available for purchase.

About the Instructor:

As a professional singer-songwriter, Julia Yob is well-versed in finding – and sometimes fighting her way to – musical inspiration in the world around her. A Grand Rapids native with an honors B.A. in Music, she now has two musical theatre credits as a composer-lyricist (Poltergeist: A Musical Parody with the Stark Turn Players and TIP$ the Musical, produced in early 2014 with co-writer Ian Mockerman). Julia has written over 100 original songs, including all of those on her first CD, Kissing Frogs. A proud member of the Grand Rapids Songwriters Alliance, she is also on the board for the Heritage Theatre. Julia welcomes you to keep up with her antics on Facebook.