IMRO Songwriting Masterclass with Beth Nelson Chapman

IMRO Songwriting Masterclass with Beth Nelson Chapman

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3.00pm

Ahead of her performance at the National Concert Hall with Jim Launderdale on Sunday 30th July, Beth Nielsen Chapman will be hosting an IMRO Songwriting Masterclass in The Grand Social on Wednesday 19th July.

From writing hits for other artists to recording her own, twice Grammy-nominated Beth Nielsen Chapman, Nashville based singer-songwriter has truly embraced musical diversity. A breast cancer survivor, environmental activist, teacher of workshops and lecturer on the magic of creativity, she’s penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Michael McDonald, Amy Grant, Keb Mo’, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson, Bette Lavette and many more. Her music has been heard on ER, Dawson’s Creek, Providence, Felicity and in movie soundtracks, including The Prince of Egypt, Message In A Bottle, The Rookie, Where The Heart Is and Practical Magic. Mega-hit “This Kiss,” sung by Faith Hill, was ASCAP’S 1999 Song Of The Year, garnered a Grammy nomination and Nashville NAMMY’S 1999 Songwriter of the Year. Most recently, Beth along with Olivia Newton John and Amy Sky have created LIV ON; a new album to aid and comfort those experience grief and loss while using the power of music to heal. Beth is also the newest inductee into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame 2016.

A renowned writer of many hits for other artists as well as herself, Beth Nielsen Chapman is in demand as a songwriting teacher and creative coach, having taught at such schools as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and Berklee School of Music in Boston, and numerous festivals and venues internationally.

Beth presents her unique and inspiring style of teaching in much the same way she approaches writing itself. For any writer in need of a boost of creative energy, this journey into the workings of the creative flow will cover some great tips and advice on how to step fully into your centre and find your voice, in writing and singing as well as keeping your balance in the performance of your songs.

As part of the workshop, some participants will get feedback on their songs and advice on how to take it to the next level. Recordings can be played for a song critique but if you are singer-songwriter, performing live can also provide an opportunity for constructive feedback from Beth on how to maximise the presentation of your performance. It is recommended for those attending to being a lyric sheet.

There is no admission charge, however, due to the limited number of places available for this master class places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Those looking to reserve a place at this seminar should send an email to events [at] imro.ie.

Published on 10 July 2017

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