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Creative Arts PA Day
Life Drawing from the Model
Song Writing with Tia McGraff

Song Writing with Tia McGraff

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join international and award-winning singer, song writers Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham and share in the experience of turning history into song! Participants will have the opportunity to view The Cantelon Trail exhibition and then write a song inspired by their favorite piece of work and history. During this one-day workshop, Tia and Tommy will lead participants through the process of crafting "the perfect marriage of lyric and melody” that can be applied to a multitude of music styles. No song writing experience needed...Just bring your passion for song!

Basic writing materials will be provided though students are asked to please bring a writing tablet and/or recording device (E.g. cell phone), and instruments (E.g. guitar, ukulele) according to their preference.

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover. She has 6 international cd releases, numerous videos on CMT Canada, various film/tv placements, and several nominations and awards. Her latest release “Crazy Beautiful” was longlisted for the Grammy Americana Album of the Year.

Colorado native, Tommy Parham moved to Nashville, TN in 1998, as a staff songwriter. His catalog credits include cuts with major label artists, including Lee Greenwood’s “Rocks You Can’t Move”. After moving to Music City, USA in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his music publisher. They have been song writing together ever since.

This workshop is for adults and youth (16+ with consent).
Fee is $50 (10% discount for NAC members).