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The Art of Songwriting - Course Preview


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Belmont University has a rich history of nurturing exceptional songwriters who have made a significant impact on the industry. This course serves as your gateway to join this esteemed creative community. Through engaging lessons led by accomplished songwriters, you'll acquire essential skills that fuel creativity and help you establish a sustainable career in the world of music.


Created by Emily Falvey, a Belmont alumna dubbed “Nashville’s Top New Songwriter” by Forbes magazine, The Art of Songwriting is a comprehensive 6-module course designed to empower songwriters like you to craft captivating melodies, tell compelling stories through your music and build a resilient career in the music industry.


Esteemed guests contributing to this course include Hall of Fame songwriters Allen Shamblin and Pat Alger, Grammy-winning songwriters Shane McAnally and Emily Weisband, and top publishing executives Ben Vaughn (Warner/Chappel) and Rusty Gaston (Sony) both of whom are also Belmont alums. 


By the end of the course, you will learn how to:

  • Gain inspiration and overcome writer's block with confidence.
  • Apply technical aspects of songwriting, including rhyme, song structure and commercial melodic structure.
  • Craft songs that effectively convey stories and emotions.
  • Collaborate seamlessly in co-writing scenarios.
  • Navigate a competitive industry while maintaining your integrity and purpose.
  • Build a resilient and enduring career in music.