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Song Writer AM at Boise Rock School, Grades 6-9

July 18, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Boise Rock School

A collaboration of The Cabin and Boise Rock School

Meets daily July 18-22. This camp is for 6th – 8th/9th graders. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm each day at Boise Rock School. During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to a public performance of student music.

Let your creativity rock! 

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Using hooks, rhymes, and words that sing, you’ll begin writing your own songs on the very first day of camp at Boise Rock School. Work with a professional musician from Boise Rock School and a professional poet from The Cabin as you listen to songs, talk about what makes them work, write your own lyrics and be performance-ready by the end of the week. Open to any instrument or ability level. Bring your instrument to camp, if you have one

All levels of writers and musicians are welcome! Enroll today to secure your spot.


Foci for Student Learning:

  • Students will develop critical music-listening skills
    • Be introduced to musical ideas and terms (arrangement, song structure, rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, major scale, chord progression)
    • Be introduced to literary ideas and terms related to lyric-writing (sensory description, narrative, meter, figurative language)
    • Use musical and literary ideas and terms to critically listen to model songs and analyze how songs are constructed
  • Students will experience songwriting as a collaborative process
      Use their own ideas to create original songs

    • Generate ideas for songwriting using a variety of strategies
    • Apply musical ideas and tools while writing their own songs
    • Apply literary ideas and tools while writing song lyrics
    • Identify effective aspects of peers’ songwriting and suggest revisions in master class song-sharing sessions

Essential Questions Students Will Investigate:

  • How are songs made?
  • What do songs do?

Our ticketing system charges a $4.50 convenience fee for each camp purchased online. To avoid this fee, register by phone: 208-331-8000.


July 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Boise Rock School
1404 W Idaho St
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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