A Writing, Production, and Performance Programme for Emerging Songwriters

3rd July 2023 – 29th October 2023

STAGES is an immersive songwriting development programme designed to encourage and elevate new voices.

It will take you from generating song ideas, through developing and recording a collaborative album, all the way through to album launch and live performance.

Including residential writing retreats at Moniack Mhor, time in Chem19 recording studio in Glasgow, talks and one-to-one time with industry experts, production of an album, and culminating in a live performance and album launch at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness – Stages brings key elements of song creation and production together into one comprehensive programme that gives you the essential tools for a successful songwriting career.

Who is it for?

This programme would suit songwriters living in the UK who may have some experience of songwriting, but have yet to produce a major body of work, such as an album. 

You can be working in any genre, and may have built up a portfolio already or be a complete beginner. All we ask is to hear two examples of your work. (We are interested in the song, not the recording.)

Click below for more information on each stage of this songwriting journey, including how to apply.

1: Songwriting Week

Moniack Mhor Residential - Tutored Songwriting 3rd – 8th July 2023 Tutors: Boo Hewerdine and Findlay Napier During this week-long ...

2: Chem19 Sessions

Weekend Recording Sessions in Glasgow's Chem19 5th and 6th August 2023, 12th and 13th August 2023 Tutor: Jamie Savage Weekend ...

3: Visuals

Moniack Mhor Weekend Residential – Visual Brand Identity 25th – 27th August 2023 Tutor: Elly Lucas Let's talk about...Visual Brand ...

4: Marketing Masterclass

Online Music Marketing Masterclass with Corrie Campbell and Hannah Innes 25th September 2023 This music marketing masterclass will be a ...

5: Industry Q&A

Online Q&A with Emma Pollock from Chemikal Underground Records October 2023 In this online talk, Emma Pollock, of Chemikal Underground ...

6: Performance

Eden Court and Moniack Mhor Residential 26th - 29th October 2023 Tutors: Boo Hewerdine and Findlay Napier To all artists, ...

*If course fees are prohibitive for you, you may be able to apply to the Moniack Mhor Open Bursary Scheme. We may also be able to support you to apply for external funding to secure your place; however, if you need to access this route, we would urge you to apply as soon as possible (by the end of March) to allow for external funding deadlines. If either of these funding routes are of interest to you please indicate this on the application form and one of our team will get in touch to discuss.

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