CES presents Songwriting Workshop: "We the People: Voices for Change"

CES presents Songwriting Workshop: We the People: Voices for Change

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Create a modern-day song of protest with songwriter and musician Kyshona, using the voice as a motivator for change. Participants will be encouraged to complete a verse and chorus of their own, allowing them to walk away from the workshop with a song to build upon in their own time.

This virtual workshop will take place via Zoom. The link for participation will be posted on the CES ( click for details )and Appalachian Festival ( click for details ) Facebook pages.

About the artist: Kyshona merges her experiences in songwriting and music therapy to focus on one mission: to be a voice and a vessel for those who feel lost, forgotten, silenced or in pain.

Born and raised in South Carolina into a family of gospel musicians, Kyshona first found her musical footing in the study of classical music. During her music therapy studies at the University of Georgia, she explored Appalachian folk song and instrumentation.

Kyshona is privileged to work with adults and youth experiencing homelessness, incarceration, trauma, and isolation. For more than 13 years, her work as a music therapist has brought her to treatment facilities, rehabilitation programs, mental health facilities, forensics units, nursing homes and special needs schools.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Allegany Arts Council.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions and two regional higher education centers within the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit click for details or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

Tags: arts and entertainment, cultural events series

Posted By: CES at Frostburg State University



Event Details

Date: September 19, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm




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Each year, the Cultural Events Series (CES) at Frostburg State University brings prestigious national and international performing artists to the tri-state community. The annual presenting series includes diverse genres of music, dance, comedy and theatre. Fun events such as workshops, masterclasses, lectures and school-day programs are scheduled to complement performances.

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