Several weeks ago over 50 S.A.C. members signed on, not only to complete Berklee Professor Pat Pattison‘s online songwriting course offered by Coursera, but also to blog about their experience in the 2013 S.A.C. Songwriting Course & Blogging Challenge. From the get go, the private Facebook group was a flurry of activity as people shared song snippets, inspiration and things they had learned from Pat.
Fast forward several weeks later, and not everyone made it to the finish line. The course proved more intense than many people anticipated. But everyone benefited from participating. Unbeknownst to participants, a winner was selected to receive a FREE ONE YEAR S.A.C. MEMBERSHIP to be added to their existing membership.
It was difficult to choose because, those who did make it to the end, really put their heart and soul into the process. In the end, North Easton was selected for his display of inventiveness, creativity, and personality.
Over the next few weeks we will be posting highlight blogs from each week, to give you an example of what people were learning along the way.
In the mean time, CONGRATULATIONS to North Easton. And congratulations to all who took part and walked away with a new set of songwriting tools and skills. Here is North Easton’s final song submission:
Special thanks to Debra Alexander for helping us to blog about the course along with facilitating the online discussion. And here are some tracks from other participants that made it to the finish line. ENJOY!