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Classes

Video Courses & Masterclasses

We have something for everyone! Our Tech Week classes were created to help you bridge the gap between the creative and the technical, software aspect of writing a musical. Check out our classes on scriptwriting software, music notation software, and popular digital audio workstations. Our Songwriting Series covers vocal arranging, lyric writing, choosing an overall music style for your show, and writing for character. 

Free Webinars, Classes & How-To’s

Enjoy some free classes to get you started!

Self Produce on Shoestring Budget class

How to Self-Produce on a Shoestring Budget

Tips on how to make smart decisions, prioritize your needs, and creatively use your connections to get your show on stage.

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Building Your Songwriting Toolbox

Explore a variety of songwriting tools including Song Types, Literary Devices, Melody, Harmony, Meter, Modes, and Genres.

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Learning the Basics of Final Draft Software

Using Final Draft script-formatting software streamlines setting up and writing your script and ensures your submissions are professional and easily-read. Learn the basic elements of Final Draft, how to get started with a template, and how to specifically format for musicals. 

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Navigating Final Draft 11

Explore the latest features of Final Draft 11, including how to use and customize templates, Beat Board, Story Map, Alternate Dialogue, Speech to Script, and more.

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How to Create Google Alerts

Google Alerts is a free notification service that sends an email to users when relevant content based on their chosen keywords is published online. Learn how to set up Google Alerts for submission opportunities, notifications about press for you or your show, and articles or news about the things most important to you!

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Academy Reading Series Roundtable with Rebecca Lowrey

MusicalWriters.com Producing Director Rebecca Lowrey chats with three of our writers about their experiences with the Academy Reading Series. They discuss the preparation process, the feedback they received from cast, audience and director, and how they utilized footage from the reading to create highlight reels and content for their websites, social media and submissions.

Exclusively for Academy Members

Helpful Q&A’s, Masterclasses and Meet-Ups with Industry Pros. This is just a sample—there are lots more in our archives! Join Academy and be part of our live classes and catch up on the ones you missed!

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