AUTHENTIC, ACCESSIBLE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

DOCUMENTARY SONGWRITERS

Bearing Witness
Through Music

Bearing Witness
Through Music

FEATURED SONG

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

What the Eye Can See

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MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Stanford Thompson visits George Floyd Square on election day to experience everything through his own eyes — rather than relying on the media.

AUTHENTIC, ACCESSIBLE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

DOCUMENTARY SONGWRITERS

Bearing Witness
Through Music

Bearing Witness
Through Music

FEATURED SONG

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Good Enough

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CAMDEN, MAINE

How much can and should one person do for the world? Caleb Edwards asks a heartfelt question.

AUTHENTIC, ACCESSIBLE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

DOCUMENTARY SONGWRITERS

Bearing Witness
Through Music

Bearing Witness
Through Music

FEATURED SONG

NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Empty Hands

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ROCKPORT, MAINE

For Mimi Bornstein, the yearning to give can be so strong, especially in times of unexpected solitude.

AUTHENTIC, ACCESSIBLE ARTISTIC EXPRESSION

DOCUMENTARY SONGWRITERS

Bearing Witness
Through Music

Bearing Witness
Through Music

FEATURED SONG

NOVEMBER 21, 2019

My Life (It's Worth Living)

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CLEVELAND, OHIO

The promise and potential of life – with all its pains and imperfections – helps break a pattern of trauma.

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WHAT IS

Documentary

Songwriting?

Documentary Songwriting is a unique, step-by-step method of co-writing music that fosters empathy, boosts self-confidence and strengthens community. It demystifies creativity and allows someone with no musical background to express themselves through high-quality songs.

Documentary Songwriting has been used to enhance understanding between Turkish and Greek Cypriots at the UN Buffer Zone on Cyprus, to tell the stories of refugees from the Middle East seeking asylum in Belgium, and to tell women’s #MeToo stories. Our projects have been featured on TEDx and on NPR’s Morning Edition.

FROM A PROGRAM PARTICIPANT:

“It was a glimpse into real human experience and emotion, unfettered by script and censorship. It was one of the precious moments in life that I truly felt I was witnessing (and a part of) something real.”

Support.

Create.

Engage.

Your make all this happen – with your help we can continue doing meaningful work and launch new projects.

Dive deeper into the process and learn about the care, craft, and creativity that go into a documentary song.

Workshops and trainings help create connections between Teaching Artists and the broader community.

Support.

Your make all this happen – with your help we can continue doing meaningful work and launch new projects.

Create.

Dive deeper into the process and learn about the care, craft, and creativity that go into a documentary song.

Engage.

Workshops and trainings help create connections between Teaching Artists and the broader community.