Ever wish you could write a song that could change someone’s life, or bring them to tears, or perhaps even change the world? Songs can do all that. Come to Song Camp Italy to learn and get inspired by extraordinary teachers and masters of their craft.
Tom Paxton’s impact on the musical world and on songwriters in particular can’t be overstated.
Tom's songs have been recorded by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Sandy Denny, Doc Watson, Harry Belafonte, The Seekers, Marianne Faithfull, Placido Domingo, The Kingston Trio, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Flatt & Scruggs, The Weavers and countless others.
Tom is renown not only as an influential songwriter and recording artist, but also as a noteworthy music educator as well as an advocate for folk singers to combine traditional songs with new compositions.
We are incredibly proud and privileged to include Tom Paxton among the faculty at our inaugural Song Camp Italy. Do not miss this opportunity to learn the art and craft of songwriting at the feet of one of Folk music’s great living legends.
Gian Piero Alloisio’s prolific and extraordinary career has spanned over four decades and multiple artistic forms, including songwriting, theater, television and literary arts. Of the hundreds of songs he has written, a dozen have become evergreens.
He has collaborated with and written songs for numerous luminaries of popular Italian music and theater, including legendary singer-songwriter Francesco Guccini as well as Giorgio Gaber, Claudio Lolli, Tonino Conte, Maurizio Maggiani, Ombretta Colli, Eugenio Finardi and others. He released his first solo album in 1981, Dovevo fare del cinema. Since then, his discography has grown to include numerous celebrated albums.
Gian Piero Alloisio is the producer and artistic director for Genova per Voi, the first national Italian talent competition for songwriters.
Song Camp Italy is very excited to offer this unique opportunity to learn about the Italian songwriting tradition from one of its masters.
One of the most acclaimed and respected songwriting instructors in North America, Paul brings decades of experience, a masterful ear and extraordinary insights to teaching the art and craft of songwriting.
He has written over 3,500 compositions and his co-writers include a handful of Grammy winning songwriters as well as over 65,000 children in his Kid Pan Alley program. Artists including Amy Grant, Sissy Spacek, Suzy Bogguss, Delbert McClinton, Raul Malo, Cracker, Corey Harris, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Jesse Winchester and many others have recorded his songs. Paul has been performing professionally for over 45 years as the leader of Trapezoid, Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions featuring Howard Levy, and Three Good Reasons.
Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell toured with the internationally acclaimed singing group Sweet Honey In The Rock for more than 30 years, appearing on more than 30 recordings. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to concert halls in Africa, Europe and New Guinea. Throughout the years, she has spent much of her time off stage working as an actress, composer and arranger, author, songwriter, master teacher and choral leader in the African American cultural performance tradition.
For over 30 years, she's led her “Building a Vocal Community - Singing in the African American Tradition” workshop which utilizes the oral tradition, an African worldview and African American history, values, cultural and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike. It’s amazing to watch her turn a group of people into a gospel choir in a very short time.
Chicago Mike Beck is an ASCAP-award-winning songwriter and recording artist who has been touring full-time in the USA and Europe since 2001. Mike has been a featured speaker and mentor at numerous music industry events, including AmericanaFest in Nashville, South-by-Southwest in Austin, Texas, Folk Alliance International as well as UCLA, Berklee College of Music, Stevens Institute of Technology and more. He loves empowering and inspiring musicians to pursue their dreams and enjoys sharing practical ideas, methods and information to help make them real.
World-Class Songwriting Instruction
Magical Italian Atmosphere, Hospitality & Cuisine
Featuring some of the foremost songwriting instructors in the world, Song Camp Italy will be a superlative life experience you'll treasure forever! Intensive classes on the art and craft of songwriting and performance, in addition to practical classes on how to move your songwriting and music career forward.
Learn more about our faculty and innovative holistic approach to teaching the art and craft of songwiting here.
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