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A Crash Course in Writing Musicals

With NMI’s Executive Director Scott Guy

Don’t have two years to spend studying the craft of writing musical theatre? Want to get writing right away? This Crash Course walks you through the entire process of creating your musical from start to finish, in a single weekend! 

“A Crash Course in Writing Musicals” is an intense immersion into writing book, lyrics, and integrating songs.  We’ll guide you from idea through outline, rough draft, song-spotting, and a look at first steps towards getting your musical produced.

You’ll also get copy of Scott’s textbook, included in the price of the course.

Saturday, March 23 (10am to 4pm PST) and Sunday, March 24 (12pm to 4pm PST) / $395

Here’s an excerpt from the course’s textbook.

Scott will walk you through a tried-and-true creative process (the idea, the outline, the rough draft, song-spotting, feedback), and then touch on “getting your musical produced.”  Along the way, Scott will give you an intense high-level mastercourse in lyric writing, progressions, rhyme, prosody, rewriting, and other topics.


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