We are happy to have a new venue this time around at OSU. Here’s a little more info:
The Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise educates and prepares students for successful careers in the arts and related entrepreneurial fields. This workshop is not a part of OSU we are just using the building, check out the website for the center here.
Barnett Center is located inside Sullivant Hall at OSU
1813 N High St
Columbus OH, 43210
Hey guys, apologies for the long delay and miscommunication. We are currently re-tooling some things and planning for the next workshop. It will NOT be in March as typically planned but will most likely be in summer of 2019. We have some really cool ideas and we’re working with some great partners this year so it’s exciting. A few big announcements:
Six String Concert Series Workshop with Ellis Paul – Sunday Feb 10th 10am – Dublin Rec Center
Our long running partner Six String will be hosting a workshop in partnership with CSW with world renowned songwriter Ellis Paul! More from Six String:
Ellis Paul, a perennial Six String favorite, presents “The Arc of a Song” a a two-hour song-writing seminar. Ellis will share how his songs go from an initial idea to building each block of melody, adding guitar, and lyrics until it finally lands on stage or on a recording. Attendees will learn more about Ellis’ process through his interactive presentation style with plenty of room for questions from local songwriters and fans. Attendees need only bring a notebook and a pen. Minimum suggested age is 14.
Presented in partnership with The Columbus Songwriting Workshop. Tickets and more info here.
Girl Scout Partnership
CSW will be hosting a songwriting camp for the Girl Scouts in Ohio. More info soon if you have a child that would be interested please stay tuned and you can always email Chris at c.topherjames(at)gmail(dot)com for updated info. We’ll be posting here as soon as we have more details.
More to come stay tuned!
We are really excited to continue our Breakout Sessions series with founding member Chris Shaw. He will present a class covering acoustic guitar arranging with a section on looping pedals. Learn more about his class here. These Breakout Sessions offer a cheaper price point for a short hyper focused workshop.
We like to think they get you “hooked” for the bigger workshops that happen twice a year (like the one we just had at Columbus Museum of Art). These workshops not only offer knowledge and skill building but they provide a great opportunity to continue the community of writers looking to further their craft. Being able to talk with other songwriters and connect on a personal level is a huge reason we do what we do.
The event today at Columbus Museum of Art was amazing, and I do not use hyperbole when I say life changing, or at the very least extremely life enhancing. That’s what these workshops do to me every time! As a founding member, along with my dad Jim and brother Andy, I Chris take great pride in holding an event that really brings people in and allows them to share this community. For me, it’s mostly about the community of people. The workshops are definitely great but the people make those workshops. The attendees learn from the instructors and vice versa. Once again I want to thank CMA and all the people that came out, as well as all the in structors. Also thanks so much to our sponsor Six String Concert Series and our partners Donatos, Songs at The Center, and WCBE.
If you did attend please please sign our mailing list – and if you did not attend – please do the same. You can click “sign up” and fill out the form. Forgive us as the form is out dated but just enter your email and name, that’s what we’re most concerned about on that form.
November 3rd at Blockfort is our next event, official announcement soon, save the date today!
These are some highlight photos from the last workshop. I think they shine a light on what we’re all about which is a few things. 1. A community of professionals getting together and sharing their love of songwriting. 2. A safe space for people to share their songs with like minded people 3. A whole day of awesome workshops that throw ya through all sorts of challenges – vocal technique, lyric writing, music business, with lots of curveballs thrown in 4. A chance to have a one on one meeting with any of the instructors – this gets down to the nitty gritty anything you want to go over that wasn’t discussed or that you didn’t want to ask during a class 5. Well, there’s coffee snacks and free pizza, I mean..come on! This is the last week to sing up for the October 6th workshop so please Pre-Register today. Thanks so much to all who have been involved. Stay tuned!
Pre-Registration link is up now at the Columbus Museum of Art website!
Ticket prices will go up on October 1st so get your discounted rate today.