MasterClass Online: Songwriting & ChantMaking (seven week series)
September 22 @ 8:00 pm - November 3 @ 9:30 pm$250
For fifty years, across the contemporary spiritual singing landscape of America, Europe and Australia, Stillwater’s songs and chants have been sung and recorded in countless gatherings. An award-winning songwriter with a focus on English chant- repeated choruses with infectious melody and rhythmic motifs- he discovers new material born from the endless harvest of intuitive songmaking.
Participants will have opportunity to refine their original songs by musical mentoring with Michael in the supportive atmosphere of an international gathering of aspiring and performing songwriters.
Playing an accompaniment instrument (guitar, ukulele, keyboard, harmonium, etc) is helpful but not required.
Reading music notation is helpful but not required.
Duration: 7 Weeks, 90 minutes each class
* Limited to 20 participants
* Seven-week course for $250 (paid thru this site)
* In Europe, 250€ paid to Michael Stillwater, IBAN FI56 5723 0220 5456 72
* Contact us if partial scholarship requested
* Sessions will be recorded and available to participants for study/review.
* Alternative option: Audit all course video (offline)- $150
This MasterClass on Songwriting & Chantmaking will take place weekly (Tuesdays) from September 22 through November 3, 2020, on Zoom.
Link to Michael Stillwater’s recordings: link
Link to Stillwater Treasury of Chant & Song (songbooks): link
(this video introduces Michael’s new album, titled ‘Stillwater: Intuitive Music / Empathic Songs’, composed in his style of songwriting as inspired by spontaneous songmaking. The class will focus on patterns for accompaniment of songs, chants, and intuitive songs.