Apply for our Girls & Guitars Songwriting Course!

We're bringing back our Girls & Guitars Songwriting Workshop! Work with your peers to write an original song in four 2-hour classes with Doris Folkens. For four dark nights in the depths of winter between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00, you’ll start and finish a song through four lessons at the Hillside House. The course will begin January 20th and run every Friday night until February 10th, the night we will be kicking off Hillside Inside 2017. Workshop participants may even get the chance to perform at the festival. Submissions will be accepted until January 9, 2017. More details can be found here.

Research shows that men dominate the music industry. 70% of the industry’s executives, booking agents, critics, presenters, and producers are male. In 2014, during our wintry Hillside Inside weekend, we took to the storefronts of six local shops and one contemporary gallery.  Several female musicians sang to unsuspecting shoppers. It was fabulously successful and by 2016, we had over 300 people actively come out to see this all female showcase. Also in 2016, we expanded the program and introduced a song-writing course for women, who eventually performed as part of our now annual Girls and Guitars event. We’re very excited to continue on our Songwriting Workshop and look forward to seeing submissions for this year!