Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2018 7-9:50PM
Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall 121
What's in a song? Students will learn the elements of songwriting, from scansion and structure to character and storytelling. We will look at how lyric and music come together to create a song and discuss the importance of "voice," both from a songwriter's perspective and a singer's perspective. Aspiring lyricists and composers are both encouraged to attend.
John grew up in the city of Orange. He graduated from Chapman University with a BA in English before moving to New York City, where he worked as an actor and writer on various projects all over the North East. He recently received his MFA from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU Tisch, and is now back in California teaching creative writing at the Orange County School of the Arts and musical theatre at the McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts. He is also a resident writer at “Broadway On Tour” Children’s Theatre in Santa Ana, developing new children’s musicals, and his holiday musical, A Christmas Show, has played on and off for over 10 years in Southern California. He has written for and has had work produced by Barrington Stage Company, Surflight Theatre, Sesame Street Live, Phoenix Theatre, and Common Man Musicals.