Authored by Hannah Schmidt ’19
The songwriting and advanced songwriting classes spent the afternoon and evening with Kim Richey and Marti Jones. After a dinner together as a songwriting community bonding over our favorite artists and early songwriting experiences, we headed to the Parma library for a masterclass. We sang original songs on guitar and piano for Marti and Kim, who provided helpful feedback on our lyrics and song structure. They really stressed finding simplicity in lyrics to get your point across more effectively. Afterwards, we stayed for the concert, where the two songwriters shared stories about their experiences as female songwriters along with playing both songs they’d just written and old favorites. Everyone agreed that sharing and listening to great songwriting was a perfect way to spend our Monday night.