April 22, 2021
Niagara County Community College’s Workforce Development department is excited to announce a songwriting workshop for those who want to write music for video games, television, and movies. The class is also perfect for music enthusiasts who practice songwriting as a hobby or who want to begin a songwriting pastime. The course will be taught by professional singer/songwriter, Maria Sebastian, a recipient of 18 local and international music awards. Maria has performed across the US and has had songs placed in TV and film.
Students will study song structure, chord progressions, hooks, rhyme schemes, imagery, arranging, orchestrating, booking, and more. At least one original work will be produced by each participant at the end of the course. Attendees will also become stronger listeners, taking into account the audience experience. Additionally, the workshop will cover basic copywriting, performance rights organizations, and licensing for TV and film.
The course will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from July 7 through August 2, 2021. Monday classes will take place via Zoom from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Wednesdays, students can expect to meet on-campus for face-to-face learning from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $240 per student. For more information or to register, please call 716-614-6236 or visit www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd.