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J. Thomas Link

Finding the Music in Your Words: The Craft of Songwriting

Friday, April 12 - 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Rosa Deal Room 111

 
 

BIO

J. Thomas Link is a musician and educator living in Memphis, TN. He has recorded and performed with The Mighty Souls Brass Band, The Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, The Dave Lisik Quintet and Jazz Orchestra, and the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, just to name a few. As an educator, he has developed curriculum that focuses on the music of Memphis and the Delta for several schools.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition and Improvisation and is currently an Artist-In-Residence at St. George’s Independent School.

WORKSHOP

Finding the Music in Your Words: The Craft of Songwriting

This workshop will focus on crafting writing to marry with music. By considering the rhythm and meter inherent in their lyrics, poets can craft work that both expresses their individual artistic identities and meets the formal requirements of musical harmonic and melodic structures.