Workshop: Intermediate Songwriting with Chris Funk
This collaborative workshop is designed for students with some previous songwriting experience. Each week students will be given a new writing prompt and will work in small, rotating groups to co-write and record songs with a common theme. Students will also share their personal work, bringing songs-in-progress to class for peer feedback that may help them to advance the song to the next level, explore what might be improved upon in terms of lyrical content or arrangement, and decide when a song is really “finished”.
Meets Mondays and Weds 4-5:30pm | February 22, 24, March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Chris Funk is best known as the multi-instrumentalist and a founding member of indie rock band The Decemberists. He is a three-time GRAMMY nominated artist who has also found much success as a music producer, composer, and studio musician lending his musical acumen to such bands as The Shins, Portugal. The Man, Laura Veirs, and more. Chris has also produced records for Stephen Malkmus, Red Fang, Ben Miller, Langhorne Slim, Sallie Ford, Rhett Miller, Kyle Craft, The Builders and The Butchers, and Y La Bamba.
2360 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR 97210