songwriting workshops build strength and resilience through music | Community


In partnership with the Cook Inlet Housing Authority and the Anchorage Concert Association, Alaskan singer-songwriter Rosie Rush offers a series of songwriting workshops at The Nave. This program will focus on the basic skills of songwriting and music writing, with each class focusing on different parts of the process such as using groove, harmony, melody, and songwriting. words while creating a safe and welcoming environment. This workshop is open to all but is for young beginners in songwriting, instruments are not necessary.

Rush’s work is part of the Anchorage Concert Association’s community artist projects. These short-term artistic initiatives are the result of a collaboration between an artist based in Alaska and a partner organization. The goal of this project is to create a space for people to find connection, community, and experience the healing power of storytelling and music sharing. Through this musical and creative expression, participants can discover the resilience and strength that they all share.

Classes will be held Thursdays, 4:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., October 14-28 at The Nef (formerly The Church of Love.) Classes will be open to a maximum of 15 people for physical distancing. Participants can register on

Rosie Rush is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska. Her musical talents and interests span a variety of genres including funk, indie, folk, and jazz, the latter of which she studied at the University of Southern California. Her immense love for family and the natural world have long strongly influenced her songwriting. Being a longtime Alaskan, Rosie grew up outside in the summer sun and winter snow, and she pours that into her music. Rosie is working really hard on her next debut album, which will be released


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