I’ll Fly Away Foundation Staff: Sara Douga – Songwriting Instructor
Kevin Bernier – Class Facilitator

Class Schedule: June 22, 2021 – 10:00am (CST)
July 6, 2021 – 10:00am (CST)
July 13, 2021 – 10:00am (CST)

Partner Schedule: June 29, 2021 – 10:00am (CST)

Classes will be 90 minutes and take place virtually on Google Classroom. Students will be sent instructions via email on how to join the class. Time is 6 hours ahead in the UK.

What is it?
The Across the Globe; United in Song is a joint program by the I’ll Fly Away Foundation, Kirklees Council, Grammy Museum Mississippi, Stax Music Academy and the Batley Grammar School. The workshop will consist of 20 participants, 10 from the USA and 10 from the UK.

How does the program work?
The class will meet weekly for 4 weeks virtually on Google Classroom. The first class will consist of agreeing on the song topic, brainstorming the idea and beginning the verse of the song. After the first session, the participants will work in pre-arranged pairs with someone from across the globe to edit what we did in class and come up with ideas on how the song should proceed. During the following classes, participants will share what they worked on and we will incorporate that into what we have written.

When do I need to commit and when do I show up?

  • The Participants will be notified no later than June 8, 2021
  • The workshops are schedule to run for 4 weeks and start on Tuesday, June 22, 2021
  • Songwriting partners will be pre-arranged, and you will learn who your partner is on June 22, 2021.
  • Students are required to have a laptop with a webcam and high-speed internet access.