Verses: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics and Song

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The Verses project is a literacy-based approach to the art of songwriting, composing, performing, mixing and recording. This program includes creative writing, instrumental instruction and open mic. Students make a professional recording and present a Listening Party for family and friends at the end of each semester.

Verses is made possible by the Marshall Mathers Foundation and Carhartt.

Verses meets on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for 30 weeks (Sept-May). Students learn to use software on iPads and mixing/recording equipment with iDock stations. A recording studio with professional level equipment is available for student use.

This program is FREE for youth ages 10 to 16 by application. Enrollment is limited. Some students may have prior instrumental music experience, but that is not a requirement for this program. Contact cmsd@msu.edu or call (313) 578-9716 for assistance.

 

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