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Songwriting workshop for veterans set

The first North Carolina Veterans Songwriting Workshop will be held Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5 on the Outer Banks as part of the Dare County Arts Council’s Veterans Arts Program. The free workshop will be led by Ron Capps, founder of the Veterans Writing Project.

The hands-on workshop will cover the creation of music through melody, harmony and song structure as well as the development of lyrics through the study of forms and structures, rhyme schemes and narrative function. From beginners who play by ear to musicians who read music, everyone will gain new insight into the art of songwriting at the workshop, which is open to veterans, active-duty military and their families.

Participants should have some familiarity with an instrument and are encouraged to bring their instruments to the workshop. The workshops will take place at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills from 9 am to 4 pm. A complimentary breakfast starts at 8 a.m. and a complimentary lunch will be provided both days. Tuition for the two-day workshop is funded by the North Carolina Arts Council’s Military and Veterans Healing Arts Grants program. Travel stipends are also available.

For more information about the project, visit https://www.darearts.org/veterans or call the Dare County Arts Council at 252-473-5558.

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