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CANCELLED: The Building Blocks of Songwriting

Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 7:30pm

The Mansion

AIR Workshop
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Building Blocks of Songwriting
with Christian Douglas

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled due to recommendations from health officials and state government regarding COVID-19 and public gatherings. We are working quickly to notify attendees of event changes via email. Thank you for your patience.

We are very optimistic that we will be able to reschedule this date and are working actively with the artist to do so as soon as possible.

Please know that due to very high call volume during this time, hold times may be longer than usual. We will do everything that we can to respond to patrons in a timely manner and ensure that everyone is taken care of in the coming weeks.    

The songwriting process often starts with an idea or an emotion and ends with the expression of that idea or emotion through music. But how does one get from the beginning to the end? In this workshop, Christian Douglas illustrates how structure serves as a means to an end in a world of infinite musical destinations. You will get a glimpse into Douglas’ songwriting process and learn about how the basic structural elements of a song play a role in communication and storytelling. You will also get to step into the role of songwriter through a “choose your own adventure” style of collaborative composition. No musical or songwriting experience is necessary for this workshop. 

See Christian Douglas in concert. 

Learn more about the Artist in Residence Class of 2020

Christian Douglas

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