09. July 2020 - 15:00 till 17:00
The Barn, Upper Marlboro
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Lake Arbor Jazz Festival Songwriters Workshop and Artist Panel | Thursday, 09. July 2020

Songwriting, Spoken Word & Poetry Workshop

Thursday, July 9, 2020

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


(Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton)

The Barn at Wellspring Manor and Spa


Presented by the Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation

Prince Georges Arts & Humanities Council


Are you an aspiring singer, poet, musician or songwriter in middle school, high school or college?  This workshop is designed to provide the participants with an opportunity to reveiw and perform your songs and receive feedback from award-winning artists and your peers. Songwriters, poets and singers can accompany themselves, have someone accompany them or use pre-recorded music.   

This workshop includes:

Singer-Songwriter Workshop: This group workshop is designed to provide a participants with an opportunity to perform your songs and poem and receive feedback from Award-winning Artists and your peers. 

 Music Composition for Songs and Poems: Topics and techniques include groove writing, melody writing, modes, and interesting and useful harmonic progressions.

Lyric Writing: Topics include prosody (setting words to music and vice versa), brainstorming techniques, and writing from titles.

 Intro to Business of Songwriting: A session discusses different topics related to songwriting and the songwriter (including publishing, copyright laws, mechanical rights, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, and promoting your songs).

The workshop offers a variety of songwriting topics providing you with a chance to focus on your interests.

Invest in your musical and artistic future and spend a day with the multi-grammy nominated singer and songwriter, Raheem DeVaughn and Wes Felton of CrossRhodes.


Learn the inside scoop about spoken word, singing and songwriting from a music industry leader and come away with techniques to take your singing and songwriting skills to a new level!

This workshop is only $15.00.  Register Now!!



 Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. (PGCAF)

 Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council (PGAHC)