Students will learn basic and advanced songwriting techniques including melody, harmony and phrasing, and will be closely examining theory, styles, and genres that will inform their compositions. Additionally, students will study the art of lyric writing and how strong text and a “hook” can support and enhance melody. An added emphasis will be on songwriting collaboration both within Oaks Christian and possibly global institutions, highlighting skills in lyrics and top lining, music production and composition. Students will have the ability to either perform their songs in various venues or have them performed by some of our Oaks Christian vocalists. Masterclasses and guest songwriters will be an exciting component of the songwriting pathway. Opportunities will be available for songs to be reviewed industry professionals.