2012 summer songwriters wrap-up
At the end of June, Soapbox Music partnered with Rock The Cello to host a first-ever week-long summer songwriting workshop for middle school students at the Chicago Waldorf School and Soapbox Music in Logan Square.
The workshop itself was envisioned as an experiment– an investigation into the possibilities at the intersection of teaching and creativity. Organizers asked themselves and camp participants a series of questions: What is a song? What are some approaches to creating a new one? How can this process be made collaborative? Everyone involved had a great time and learned a lot– whether about writing songs, micing string instruments, or the logistics of summer camps and large-group CTA rides.