Songwriting Exchange

Join professional songwriters Deidre Rodman Struck and Mike Viola as they explore songwriting techniques through a series of creative prompts, video blogs, and live chats. Submit your song here for a chance to win a professional demo recording and performance.

What's in a Title?

Write down short phrases that come into your head.

Live Chat: Meet the Songwriters

Communal Title

Write a song to a given title.

The Art of Limits

Write a song using a given chord progression.

Get into the Groove

Build a song around a groove or ostinato.

Visual Inspiration

Use an image as the inspiration for a new song.

Live Chat: Mike Viola

The Unconventional

Try to create a unique song design.

Live Chat: Deidre Rodman Struck

Story Songs

Tell a story from someone else's perspective in song.

The Art of Collaboration

Work with a partner to write a song around the given theme of Summer.

Live Chat: Deidre Rodman Struck & Mike Viola

RSVP here.

Join the Google+ Hangout here.


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About Musical Exchange

Connect with other young musicians (ages 13 and up), share your performances and compositions, and join creative projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall.





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Digital music workshops produced by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Building Beats are supported by the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.


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