UCLA Summer
Songwriting Intensive Online

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Woman singing and playing guitar

Learn the Fundamentals
of Songwriting

Mon. June 14 – Sat. June 19, 2021

Online Program, 10am-4pm PST daily

Tuition: $750*
*Scholarships are available

Application Deadline May 15, 2021

For more information please contact:
Martin Hundley, Community Engagement Programs Manager

To succeed at any type of songwriting, it is very important to understand the fundamentals, the delicate balance of collaboration, and the professional expectations of today’s music industry. This summer online intensive will cover: why songs work, structures and approaches to songwriting, home studio set-up, live songwriting sessions, the importance of tracking royalties, studio expectations, and creative collaboration.

Students will interact with UCLA faculty (Professor Robert Fink, Chair of Music Industry)  working songwriters, and guests from the music industry (Jackie Winkler, Director of A&R at Island Records). During the program students will work collaboratively and with instructors to create unique recordings that showcase their songwriting.

To cap the experience, a program playlist of student recordings is posted on The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music YouTube channel for participants to share with friends and family!

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Daily Schedule

* daily class schedule is subject to change, all time are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Day 1
Fundamentals Part I
Introduction to Ableton Live
Masterclass with Robert Fink
Breakout Collaborations with Coaches

Day 2
The Art of Creativity
Power Write
Breakout Collaborations with Coaches
Masterclass with Adam Moseley

Day 3
Fundamentals Part II
Breakout Collaborations with Coaches
Masterclass

Day 4
ASCAP Workshop
Breakout Collaborations with Coaches
Masterclass

Day 5
Breakout Collaborations with Coaches
Power Write
UCLA School of Music Admissions Q&A

Day 6
Breakout Collaborations with Coaches
Recording and Showcase

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Application Deadline:
APPLY BY SATURDAY, MAY 15