Songwriting - a practical introduction

Location: Fortuna | Weinbar

Songwriting - a practical introduction

Original Compositions are still a rarity in the a cappella and choral world. The repertoire often centres around covers and works of other composers with the intention to perform them as faithful to the original as possible. Yet original songs can be a powerful tool to increase identifcation with the ensemble and can be tailored to its vocal abilities. Through writing their own songs, both ensemble singers and leaders can unlock new creative possibilities.
We want to encourage participants to start creating their own repertoire and this workshop will provide guidance on how to get started !

Teacher: Patrick Heil

Patrick Heil

Patrick Heil is a songwriter, singer and pianist. He’s been writing songs ever since he could think, and drives his formations Unduzo, Otto Normal (-2018) and others forward with his ideas and impulses. He studied music education at HfM Freiburg under Prof Ralf Schmid, among others. As a founding member, he still sings with Unduzo, conducts choirs (providing arrangements and songs as well) and holds arranging workshops. His compositions and arrangements have won awards from the Deutscher Chorverband (German Choir Organisation) and been published on international a cappella compilations such as Voices Only.

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