The Saint Louis School of Music opens for the second edition of the “European Songwriting Exchange”, an international exchange of songwriting with the protagonists being the Saint Louis College of Music and the prestigious Erasmus partners Leeds College of Music (United Kingdom) and Codarts (Netherlands).

This second edition of the Songwriting Exchange, a traveling format, will be hosted by Leeds College of Music: 3 students and a songwriting teacher will participate in the project for each Institute who, from Thursday April 11 to Saturday April 13 2019, will work together on the writing and creation processes of an original song.

The focus of the Songwriting Exchange is the collaboration between musicians, the learning of “best practices” of other Institutes, and team work in the songwriting process.

Participants will work in groups of three that will change systematically, alternating free writing with quick writing and performing.

In this edition of the European Songwriting Exchange, attention will be focused not so much on the realization of the finished product as on the creative process, writing, and design.

The teachers and tutors involved involved in the project are: Adam Martin (Leeds), Tjeerd Van Zanen (Codarts) and Charles Burchell (Saint Louis).

The selections are reserved for Saint Louis students in the three-year and two-year academic courses, bearing in mind that the focus of the project is the original writing which includes song-writer singers, song-writer instrumentalists, song-writer producers, electronic musicians and, more generally, those working on the composition of original songs.

The commission that will select the candidates will include professors Gianluca Podio, Lello Panico, and Roberto Giglio.

Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Saint Louis.

To participate, send an email no later than Sunday March 24 to indicating: name, surname, instrument, link to a minimum of 1 original piece.