Salt Lake is full of amazing musical talent and SLCC is no exception. This Friday, Dec. 3, SLCC’s Music Department is putting on a songwriters showcase at 7:30 p.m. in TB 203 at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
The showcase will feature songs written by students who are enrolled in one of the songwriting courses this semester at SLCC. Some songs will be performed by the students themselves and others will be performed by friends or other musicians.
“These are all original songs,” Thomas Baggaley, an assistant professor in the music department said. Baggaley has helped organize the showcase. “It’s the first time [the songs] will be heard by the public, you might say.”
All of the songs featured in the showcase were written by the students for their respective classes and are entirely original work.
“With some of these students, this will be the first song they have ever written,” Baggaley said.
The showcase is open to the public and there will be no charge for admission. The music department is hoping to fill the auditorium since it will be broadcast live.
Clips from the showcase will be broadcast on the TV’s throughout the SLCC campuses and the entire showcase will be broadcast live via the internet on SLCCTV’s website. A link to the website can be found at slcc.edu/slcctv.
The music department does a songwriters showcase at the end of every semester to put SLCC’s musical talent on display.
To get involved in the songwriters showcase students can enroll in the Songwriting 1 course that is taught both fall and spring semesters. Students can then move onto the Songwriting 2 course and then on to a music production class that will give students the opportunity to create music that will be used on various projects at the college including SLCCTV.
This Friday’s songwriting showcase is a good way to check out some of the local musical talent SLCC has to offer. The showcase will be held inside the Technology Building in room 203 and will start at 7:30 p.m. Again, there is no charge for admission, which is something that couldn’t be said about other things to do on a Friday night.