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The ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters Workshop is set for this fall, with industry veteran Cindy Wilt Colville once again facilitating the three session workshop in Nashville, TN. This workshop is part of an ongoing series designed to focus on the development and education of promising new songwriters. Sessions will include intensives on the craft of songwriting by professional songwriters, developing an eye for objectively looking at your songs, expanding your sources of inspiration, nurturing a creative community, marketing your songs and an overview of music publishing.
How to apply: Submissions are now open for the 2012 workshop. Applicants who are available to attend all 3 sessions will be accepted, but space is limited and applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the workshop is at capacity.
Writers interested in applying to participate should submit the following to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- MP3's of two (2) original songs with lyric sheets
- A brief biography including address, phone number and e-mail
The workshop will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 PM CT on September 17th through October 1st, 2012 at the ASCAP offices in Nashville, TN.
Deadline for submissions: September 12th, 2012
Here's what writers that attended past workshops had to say about their experience:
"The ASCAP Workshop was a great opportunity for me to grow as a songwriter. They made the most of our time together. I'm still blown away by the quality program and their willingness to invest in my ministry. Thank You ASCAP!"
"This was by far the most positive experience I have had in the history of my career as a singer/songwriter. The workshop offered information, practical application, and substance straight from the heart of passionate, successful songwriters and Christian music business professionals."
"What a life-changing experience. From beginning to end, it was jam-packed with information, insights and inspiration. I walked into that boardroom as an eager student, and I walked out as a better songwriter. After completing the workshop, I feel I can serve God better with the gifts He has given me."
About Cindy Wilt Colville: Cindy Wilt Colville is a 27 year veteran of the Christian music industry, whose passion is developing creative and skilled songwriters. As a creative music publisher and songwriting consultant she provides a variety of services, including song catalog assessment and career consultation, songwriter development, workshop and retreat leadership, and advocacy and support for all types of songwriter communities. Her client roster includes songwriters, worship leaders, independent artists and churches around the country. Visit her website at www.cindywiltcolville.com.