July was packed full of music and creativity.
Last week, 26 young musicians (ages 14-21) from across genres took over The Moore Theatre for Young Songwriter’s Lab. They wrote intensively, collaborating together and sharing in the creative process, and their hard work paid off with an inspiring final showing on Friday. A heartfelt thanks to Megan Jasper and Tony Kievel from SubPop Records who stopped by to give a talk about the music business, and to our mentors Jill Wangsgard, Dumi Maraire, Sue Ennis, and Bernadette Bascom for helping to make the second year of Young Songwriter’s Lab a smashing success.
We also recently went in the studio to record the original song, “Higher Power,” with musicians from last year’s Young Songwriter’s Lab. It was the first studio experience for many of the musicians involved. Thanks to John and Kelly Christianson for donating this opportunity to us, and to Avast Studios and London Bridge Studios for their support of the project.
Check out Critical (aka Joseph Perez), 20-yr old rapper from Spanaway, laying down his lyrics on the track:
- Claire Connell, STG Student Programs Manager