Strengthen skills in lyrics and music

The theatre and dance department is pleased to welcome Broadway songwriter Craig Carnelia, who will teach an intersession class in songwriting. This three-week, 3-hour course will be an intensive introduction to the craft of songwriting. Students will learn both lyrics and music, producing several songs throughout the class.

Over the course of his career, which includes composing for classics like Working and Sweet Smell of Success, Carnelia has been nominated for three Tony awards and two Drama Desk awards. He also received the Johnny Mercer Award, Emerging American Songwriter Award, the first annual Gilman and Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theatre Award and the Kieban Award. He teaches songwriting workshops across the country.

Lyrics by Craig Carnelia: "I'm not at home in a house/ If you're looking for where I live/ Here's the only address I give/ Look for me in the songs"

Key details

  • What: THE 497 – 002: Songwriting
  • When: Summer intersession (May 22 – June 9)
  • Who: Tony-nominated songwriter Craig Carnelia
  • How: Registration is now open; CRN number is 35545
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