San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A 2-week workshop.
Choruses, taglines and bridges, oh my. In just 2 jam-packed weeks, we'll explore the ins and outs of writing funny songs. ImprovBoston Artistic Director and former Second City music director Mike Descoteaux breaks comedic songwriting down into easy-to-use concepts guaranteeing success for students of every experience level. From the craft of rhyming to developing comedic angles to exploring the relationship between characters and music, this intensive study will get participants' pens going and rhythm flowing. Previous musical experience is welcome but by no means necessary for this course.
$99 per person. Maximum: 12 students
Day/Time: Sunday 11AM-1PM
Class Dates: May 7 and 14
Class Location: Room #6 at 620 Mass Ave.
Instructor: Mike Descoteaux
*This workshop does not have a Student Showcase.
Mike Descoteaux is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston. Mike served as head and creator of the Music Program at The Second City Training Center and music director of the Second City Etc stage in Chicago. Named one of the top young songwriters in the country by the Johnny Mercer/AMTP association, he has had the privilege of working with Tony Award-winning artists such as Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, Mark Hollmann and James LaPine. His work has been seen on NBC, A&E, WGN and stages across the country. He has “composed” and “conducted” over 1,000 completely improvised musicals with Baby Wants Candy, Musical! the musical, I Eat Pandas, BLANK! The Musical Off-Broadway and many others. In addition to teaching at institutions like the Second City, ImprovBoston, Northwestern University, and Columbia College, Mike leads workshops in music improv around the world.