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How to Write a Musical Course - Songs & Music

How to Write a Musical Course - Songs & Music

Have you ever had an idea for a great new musical, but don’t know how to start writing the epic opening number? Our How to Write a Musical Course - Songs & Music two day introductory musical theatre course teaches you how to craft and ultimately write your own musical theatre songs.

Taught by award-winning West End Composer Jordan Paul Clarke, this two day introductory song writing for musical theatre course teaches you how to approach writing songs fit for the stage. By introducing methods to understand how to craft music that tells us a story through melodies, accompaniments and vamps, chords, structures, rhymes, rhythms and more - You will collaborate to create a brand new, original musical theatre song by the end of the course.

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In this course, you will:

  • Learn how music affects a musical, and the emotions it evokes.
  • Explore the various musical genres, and how and why they work. 
  • Begin to find a musical tone for your ideas, and learn how to start bringing them to life.
  • Develop an understanding of how to structure songs for the stage.
  • Explore the work of composers such as Alan Menken (Disney), Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) and more.
  • Understand the role of music and musicians in a musical.
  • Develop a new set of skills for listening to music when you watch musicals.
  • Collaborate on an original musical theatre song.

You should bring

A notebook, pens, pencils, water (and your laptop if you like)

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Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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Write your own musical - building your skillset

Looking to fully understand the musical writing process? We've created these two workshops with this in mind. Deep dive into the lyrics and narrative, and music and song, in order to build a solid foundation of how to write a musical.

ENJOY WITH FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES

City Academy delivers bespoke workshops for groups and teams! Enjoy this course at a time and place to suit you. Whether you're a group of friends or a team looking for a creative activity, get in touch to explore ideas today.

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