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). Week-long summer day camps take place in July and August. 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 audition/application. To apply for Verses, complete this application and a Registration Packet and send to cmsd@msu.edu. Call (313) 578-9716 for assistance.

Enrollment is limited. Some students may have prior instrumental music experience, but that is not a requirement for this program.  

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