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Songwriters Workshop

8:00am – 4:00pm

You can submit your original song!

Each person attending the Life of a Song Workshop may submit one (1) original song for consideration.  Three winners will be chosen to be the opening act that evening at the Capitol Theatre!

Remember, to be considered, you MUST purchase a ticket for the Songwriters Workshop.

You can purchase your tickets for The Workshop,
The Concert, or both at the
Capitol Theatre Box office

For only $40,
you can Learn from the Pro’s

Join us for a day filled with instruction from Nashville Songwriters, Publishers, Performers and other industry professionals.

During the “Life of a Song” Workshop: Hear from some of the music industry’s most prominent songwriters as they share insights and knowledge about the publishing industry, techniques, their experiences in collaborating with other writers, and the steps involved in taking a song from a simple idea, all the way to pitching to a publisher.

Topics Include:

  • Starting Out as a Songwriter
  • Art of Writing a Hook
  • Writing; Art of Storytelling
  • Wrensong Publishing: A Look Into the Publishing Process
  • Writer/Publisher Panel: Student Song Evaluations

Life of a Song Teacher / Mentors:

  • Barbara Cloyd, Bluebird Café
  • Maurna Donovan, Wrensong Publishing
  • Joe Doyle (Reba, Luke Bryan, Alabama, Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie, Kenny Rogers)
  • Bobby Hamrick (Rodney Atkins, Caroline Kole, Natalie Stovall, Sarah Darling, ABC’s “The Bachelor”, CW’s “Hart of Dixie”)
  • Bryan Edwards (Jason Aldean, five time Grammy Nominee)
  • The Mann Sisters (deemed “Ones to Watch” by Music Row critic Robert Oermann)

Remember, to be considered, you MUST purchase a ticket for the Songwriters Workshop.

Song Submission Form

For Writers Age 16 and over

First Name (required):

Last Name (required):

Your Email (required):

Your Phone Number (required):

Song Name (required):


Click to Select Your Song for Upload

***mp3 ONLY; 10MB Max***


Terms and Conditions:
Your submission of a song (in any form) for the Life of a Song event constitutes your agreement to release, waive, indemnify and hold harmless Instruments of Change and its employees, board of directors, officers, attorneys, agents, members and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, in law or in equity, including without limitation, for copyright infringement or other misappropriation, arising from any acts or omission in connection with your submission, it being further understood that such release, waiver and indemnity shall be binding upon your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. I accept all of these terms ad conditions. I also certify that I am over the age of 16 (ID Required on Day of Show)

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The Capitol Theatre

405 Cleveland Street

Clearwater, FL 33755


Box Office: 727-791-7400