I’m excited to be hosting a Songwriting & Performance Workshop for youth as part of this year’s New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee Festival. I’ve done some work with youth in Pictou County before, as a judge in the Pictou County Songwriting Contest, and was inspired by the wealth of budding talent in the region.
Songwriting & Performance Workshop for Youth
With Award-winning Songwriter and Touring Artist Carmel Mikol
Open to youth Ages 12yrs – 25yrs
Saturday, July 28th 1pm-4pm
Celtic Circle Performing Arts Centre
195 Forbes Street, Downtown New Glasgow | 902-755-8972
An interactive session with triple ECMA nominee Carmel Mikol. Already writing songs? Bring out the hidden hooks and strongest lyrics in your original songs by using some key songwriting techniques. Not writing songs yet? Get a crash course in the basics of songwriting and gain confidence to start writing! Want experience in front of a live audience? Get performance training on a real stage. Plus: three people will be chosen to perform alongside Carmel Mikol, Tim Chaisson and Steve MacDougall (Slowcoaster) at the Jubilee Song Circle on August 4th! Registration required: $20 per person.
Songwriting Technique o Melody, lyric, and chords o Structure and editing o Dynamics and emotion Performance Coaching o Mic technique o Putting sets together o Developing stage presence
Previous Workshops with Carmel Mikol
Poetry Big & Small: Poetry Workshop for Grade 11′s (April 2012)
Cape Breton Teen Songwriting Contest: Workshop at Cape Breton Regional Library (March 2012)
Songwriting Workshop in the Schools: Baddeck Academy (March 2012)
Escape to Create: Florida USA (January 2011)