The Desmond Child & Friends Songwriting Fantasy Camp has been announced for April 7-10 at Nashville’s Scarritt Bennett Center.
A top songwriter, Child has penned hits for artists like Meatloaf, Kiss, and Bon Jovi and has plenty of stories to share with campers at this unique experience, presented by Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, in collaboration with Sixthman.
Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Marti Frederiksen, Felix Cavaliere, Steve Cropper and Damon Johnson among others will join Child to help teach aspiring songwriters of all levels from all over the world about the craft of songwriting.
“I’m so excited to share my passion of songwriting with new and upcoming talent and writers at the first ever Songwriting Fantasy Camp!” exclaims Child.
“When the opportunity came up to collaborate with David [Fishof] and the dynamic team at Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp along with the iconic Desmond Child and roster of artists for this camp…all the team at Sixthman said was…‘Just tell us where and when!'” says Anthony Diaz, CEO of Sixthman. “This will be a true once in a lifetime experience for campers and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help set the stage for memories that are sure to last a lifetime!”
Songwriting Camp topics of focus include discussions ranging from The Key to Writing Lyrics before Music, Writing Music Before Lyrics, Co-Writing, and Breaking Down The Hits–where a panel of songwriters take campers through the processes, stories behind, and secrets to writing their most popular songs. Campers will participate in discussions on Melody and Harmony, Creative Writing and Literature where they will learn how to unlock their personal stories, poetry and ideas and turn them into verse.
Additional topics include Demo Production, Film & TV Songwriting, the Business of Songwriting, and more. Other camp activities include Q&A sessions and clinics where campers will hear exclusive stories and tips, daily open mic performance opportunities, and the opportunity to write with fellow campers in intensive sessions alongside up-and-coming stars seen on American Idol and The Voice. The last night of camp features a Songwriter Showcase where writers will perform original music for A&R reps, music industry executives, and more.
For more information and registration, click here.