CAMBRIDGESHIRE MUSIC LAUNCHES THE RHAPSODY SONG WRITING PROJECT

Develop creative writing and composition skills through lyric and song writing

Our county-wide song writing project returns for 2021 under a new name: The Rhapsody Song Writing Project. As in previous years, the overall aim of the project is to support participants in the creation, rehearsal and performance of their own song. For this year’s project we are asking participants to use their experiences during 2020, and the impact it had on their world, as the starting point for their song.

As with the original projects, the aim is still to get all participants writing their own material. Completed songs can be uploaded to the Rhapsody chart where the public can listen to and comment on them. All participants are supported with resources (including video tutorials) to help fuel creativity. The project was launched by Cambridgeshire Music for the first time in September 2016 and is delivered in partnership with Cambridge News & Media

How do I get involved?

The option of three different Pathways to choose from and resources to support you on your
song writing journey:

Pathway 1: Write lyrics or a poem based on this year’s theme
Pathway 2: Write lyrics and a melody line to one of our backing tracks
Pathway 3: Write an original song

- Creative writing and song writing schemes of work, webinars and video tutorials developed by
our music specialists
- Resources pack includes backing tracks if needed
- Option to submit your completed song to the Rhapsody chart. Share with friends and families and
encourage online listening to your new song
- Feedback from professional songwriters to submitted songs
- Potential to be invited to perform your song at a virtual celebration concert

The Rhapsody Song Writing Project supports young people of all ages to write, record and perform high quality new songs

Please do let us know what you’ve been up to at cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or share your creations on social media with the hashtag #Rhap2021 and tag us in @CambridgeshireMusic on Facebook or @CambsMusic on Twitter.

How to create a Cambridgeshire Music account: Instructions for schools

• Go to top right corner of this web page and click on ‘My Account’.

• A new window will open and click on the tab ‘Organisation Office Log-in’.

• Click on the green button that says ‘New Organisation Account Registration’.

• Complete the registration process by selecting your school and completing the other details.

Don’t forget to give us permission contact you, so that we can keep you updated with exciting projects like Just Sing.

• Once you have registered, please log into your account and go to Service Bookings and place a booking for The Rhapsody Song Writing Project. See below: How to register for more details.

How to create a Cambridgeshire Music account: Instructions for parents/carers

• Go to top right corner of this web page and click on ‘My Account’.

• Click on the green button that says ‘New user account registration’

• Complete the registration form.

Don’t forget to give us permission to contact you, so that we can keep you updated with exciting projects like The Rhapsody Song Writing Project. See below: How to register for more details.

How to register for ‘The Rhapsody Song Writing Project’: Instructions for schools

• Go to your Cambridgeshire Music account.

• Go to ‘Service Bookings’.

• Scroll down and click on ‘Place a Booking’.

• Select ‘The Rhapsody Song Writing Project Pathway 2 & 3 SCHOOLS’ form the dropdown menu options.

• Please enter 12 sessions – this will make sure your booking carries throughout the term.

• Enter the start date with 'Next Term'.

• Press Submit Request.

Once you have gone through this process, Cambridgeshire Music will send you an email with all the resources you need to join in.

If you need any help setting this up please contact our business team on 01480 373500 or via email on cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.

How to register for ‘Just Sing’: Instructions for parents/carers

• Log in to your Cambridgeshire Music account.

• Go to the top right corner and click/hover on My Account.

• Scroll down and click on ‘Account Details’. Make sure you have registered your child and then you will be able to see ‘Book a Service’ next to their name.

• Select ‘The Rhapsody Song Writing Project’ form the dropdown menu options.

• Please enter 12 sessions – this will make sure your booking is booked for the term.

• Enter the start date with 'Next Term'.

• Press Submit Request.

Once you have gone through this process, Cambridgeshire Music will send you an email with all the resources you need to join in.

If you need any help setting this up please contact our business team on 01480 373500 or via email on cm@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.