BAI Songwriting Workshops & Master Classes

Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal

Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal (photo Sam Esty Rayner)

The deadline for workshop applications has been extended to Friday, Sept 15 at 5:00 pm.

The BAI is pleased to host Rosanne Cash and The Weepies on campus this fall for performances and songwriting master classes. Rosanne Cash will be here on October 4, and The Weepies on November 3. In conjunction with these fall events, we are offering the BAI Songwriting Workshops: a series of FREE evening meetings intended to give students and community members a chance to work on their songwriting craft, hear fellow songwriters’ work and receive helpful critique.

Participants in the Rosanne Cash and Weepies songwriting master classes will be chosen from members of the BAI Songwriting Workshops. The free workshops are open to students and community members by recorded audition. See below for details -- participation is limited, and the selection process very competitive. The workshops meet twice a month on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, 154 Angell Street, Providence. They are directed by Brown graduate student and singer/songwriter Julian Saporiti. Workshop meetings begin September 13 and run through November 29. A complete list of dates is included below.

To participate in the BAI Songwriting Workshops, we ask that you fill out a short questionnaire (link below). At the end of the questionnaire, you are required to provide a link to an online example of your songwriting (this can be on SoundCloud, YouTube, etc.). Again, space in the workshops is extremely limited, the selection process competitive, and participation in the Songwriting Workshops is required to be considered for a spot in the Rosanne Cash or The Weepies master classes. Successful applicants will be notified in advance of the September 13 workshop.

>> Click here for the questionnaire 

Workshops will meet on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Sept 13
  • Sept 27
  • Oct 11
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 1
  • Nov 15
  • Nov 29
Granoff Center

Brown University
154 Angell Street, Providence, RI

Mailing Address

Brown University
Campus Box 1987
Providence, RI, 02912