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Songwriting At Vanderbilt

Songwriters living in or near the Nashville, TN area – you might want to consider attending this new offering from Vanderbilt University, in person. For others, this will be available on-line as well. It’s the Blair Hit Songwriter Series hosted by Deanna Walker. Join legendary songwriters, industry professionals and rising stars for 14 weeks of incredible, up-close and personal discussions from all aspects of songwriting, artistry, and the music business, presented by the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University.

blair-schoolLearn from songwriting/music business legends, JON NITE (Keith Urban, Break On Me, many #1 songs!!), CRAIG KING (producer, Ludacris, Kanye), HEATHER MORGAN (Brett Eldridge, Eli Young Band, Maddie and Tae), MEGAN CONNER (Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, Swon Brothers), RICK BARKER (Social Media Guru, American Idol; Former TaylorSwift Manager), RUBY AMANFU (Best Show Stopper at Dylan Fest – Rolling Stone Magazine), RON POPE (Artist/Songwriter with multiple film/tv placements, include Vampire Diaries & The CW), GAVIN SLATE (Artist/Songwriter/Producer also with multiple film/tv placements including Rookie Blue & the National Hockey League), DON HENRY (Miranda Lambert, All Kinds of Kinds AND Grammy award winner), RICK BERESFORD (George Jones and Shooter Jennings, If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill Me, NSAI Songcamp and Belmont Faculty), WENDY PARR (Acclaimed Vocal Coach from NYC—has coached Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles), NETWORKING PANEL: CALI RODI/EMILY HABER/ JORDAN KEIM/MATT THOMAS.

Class times are Mondays 7:00-9:00, beginning on January 9th, and running through April 24th, 2017. For more info, contact tom.langmesser@vanderbilt.edu .

(Online class is not available in Arkansas, Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.)

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