Friday, October 30

ASCAP & America Scores Visit PatchWerk

NEW YORK, NY -- 10/23/09 -- ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and America SCORES have teamed up for a fourth year to present its national songwriting mentorship program, ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES. The program was established in 2006 to create a collaboration between songwriters and students utilizing songwriting and music as another engaging and inspiring way for kids to express themselves. This year's program will feature a diverse group of music creators and an animation filmmaker who will visit schools in three cities across the country: Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis.

As part of the program, ASCAP selects its talented members from a variety of musical genres to teach songwriting workshops during America SCORES after-school poetry classes. By the end of three sessions, the ASCAP member will have co-written and recorded a song with the SCORES kids. The kids also learn about the importance of labeling their own creative work with the copyright symbol, year and their name just as they would see on any published, professional creative work. The ASCAP Foundation, a public charity dedicated to supporting music education and talent development programs, funds the program.

To further support this unique program, ASCAP produces a special compilation CD of the songs created, which is distributed to each of the schools involved, as well as to music industry decision makers.

PatchWerk Recording Studios Participation Details...

Atlanta, GA:

Who: Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Johntá Austin

When: November 5, 10 & 12, 2009

Where: Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, 605 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30318 and PatchWerk Recording Studios, 1094 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Johntá (Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You," Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together") will collaborate with a group of 16 boys, ages 8-11. The classroom sessions will take place on November 5 and 10 at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, followed by a recording session at PatchWerk Recording Studios on November 12, 2009.

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