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Nov 18

How to Think Like a Lyricist (with Lynn Ahrens)

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Tony-winner Lynn Ahrens discusses craft, collaboration and what it means to be a musical dramatist.

“There’s a fairly good chance that Lynn Ahrens has written one of your favorite songs.” –Broadway World

From “Schoolhouse Rock” and “Klondike Bar” to noted musicals like “Ragtime,” “Seussical,” “Once On This Island” and “Anastasia,” Lynn Ahrens has a lifetime of practical experience to share as a lyricist, a collaborator and a woman in the business of music. Using examples from her own work and others, she’ll talk about process and craft, explain some of the most important principles of theatrical songwriting and discuss why women in music have more influence than they may think.

Ahrens won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for “Ragtime,” and her show “Once On This Island” won the 2018 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. She is an Emmy winner, proud Lily recipient, a two-time Academy Award nominee and four-time Grammy nominee. She serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and co-founded the DGF Fellows Program for Emerging Writers. In 2015, Ahrens and longtime collaborator Stephen Flaherty were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. www.ahrensandflaherty.com

View Lynn’s Maestra Profile HERE.

Maestra Presents our Fall 2021 Virtual Technical Workshop Series. These classes and workshops are open to all genders, all skill-sets, all levels of expertise. If you want to be here, you are welcome. There is a suggested donation to offset the cost of the workshops and the hiring of the teachers, but there is no official charge. We want all who would like to attend online to be able to do so.

We will be recording most of the classes in this series, so by signing up to participate you are giving your consent to be part of the the video archive, which could be re-broadcast or used for Maestra’s future marketing.

Maestra Music, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 83-3439518, incorporated Jan 29, 2019. Tax-deductible donations can also be made at www.MaestraMusic.org.

To watch any of our previous Maestra Virtual Technical Workshops, please check out our video replays page on Vimeo.

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