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1994 Summer Writing School: Songwriting

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Course Description

Improve your songwriting skills in a five-day intensive workshop with a celebrated songwriter. Part of the U of T Summer Writing School, this course introduces you to a wider writing community working in many different genres. You'll learn songwriting forms, how to avoid clichés and how to marry your music with your lyrics. You'll discover how great songwriters created the templates for today's popular songs. Short exercises will help you break through writer's block and find your own voice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand songwriting forms.
  • Write a few of your own songs.
  • Discover ways to overcome writer's block.

This course may be applied towards the SCS Certificate(s) in


  1994 - 009 Summer Writing School: Songwriting    
  Spring/Summer - 16   Status:  Available
Section Schedule:   Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30AM - 3:00PM
11 Jul 2016 to 15 Jul 2016
Number of Sessions: 5 Sessions
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $649.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus:   St. George Campus
Delivery Options:  IN-CLASS
  Section Notes:  

Monday 9:30 - 1:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:30
Wednesday 9:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:30
Thursday 9:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 2:30
Friday 9:30 - 1:00

Welcome Lunch Reception: Monday 1:15
Instructor Readings: Monday, after lunch reception
Panel Discussion: Wednesday 3:00 - 4:00
Farewell Lunch Reception: Friday 1:15
Student Readings: Friday, after lunch reception

Deadline to withdraw from The U of T Summer Writing School is 5 PM Monday June 27.  To withdraw, please e-mail learn@utoronto.ca.

Early Bird pricing ends Sunday June 12.