Camp Cedarstone Singer Songwriter

  • Camp Cedarstone Singer Songwriter will take place Tuesday June 19th – Saturday June 23rd at:

    Cedarstone School of Music

    1630 Latimer Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075

    Camp Cedarstone Singer Songwriter is a 5-day nonresidential intense music industry songwriter camp for high school students interested in having a career in music. Hosted in the beautiful and peaceful setting of Cedarstone School of Music in the outskirts of Nashville, TN, students at camp will be coached by a faculty of music professionals for a week, as well as by special guests who will provide valuable insight into the music industry in a small and intimate group setting. Aspiring songwriters will collaborate and co-write with other talented singer songwriters, attend audio engineering, vocal, and instrumental sessions, and learn about web-design and how to promote through social media and marketing. They will even experience studio-time, recording in a state of the art studio. For a detailed view of the tentative daily schedule, click here.

    How to Apply:

    • STEP 1: Complete the online application and pay the $30 application fee (Please note: Parents or guardians must complete the application form on behalf of the camper.)
    • STEP 2: Upload your video essay and audition video to YouTube.com
    • STEP 3: Using the email address on the online form, submit the links for your youtube.com video essay and your 2 original songs. The video essay needs to be a 3-5 minute essay on why you want to come to Camp Cedarstone, what you hope to gain from attending, and what your future plans are in music. Your two original songs need to have accompaniment by you or someone else. Include a lyric sheet for each song along with a current student photo on the email.

    Applications (including the video essay and audition videos) are due by May 10th. Selected campers will be notified by May 15th.

    Those who are invited to attend Camp Cedarstone Singer-Songwriter will have until May 18th to accept or forfeit the spot; full payment of $495 to attend is due upon acceptance.

    Camp Cedarstone is highly competitive and a limited number of spots are available. These spots are only reserved for those students who show the excellence and integrity and dedication needed to pursue a professional music career.

    All links to Youtube essay and audition videos must be emailed to info@cedarstone.com.

    Please send these links within 7 days of sending the camper application.

    Call (615) 822-4995 with any questions.

    Please fill out the application below:

  • Featured Faculty

    • Kevin Ray Lawson
      Founder / CEO

      Kevin Ray Lawson

      Founder / CEO
      • Education:
        Pepperdine University
      • Teaching:
        Artist Development, Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Saxophone
      • Performed with:
        Joe Wooten, Ashley Cleveland, Pat Flynn, John Berry, Buddy Greene, Lulu Roman, Full Access, Merging Blue
      • Studio Credits:
        Pat Flynn, Merging Blue, Buddy Greene, Heather Lawson, Chance McKinney, Full Access
      • Songs Recorded by:
        Sandi Patti, Truth, Heather Lawson, Merging Blue, Acappella, Worship Together, Full Access, The Hoskins, Chance McKinney
      • Hobbies:
        Architecture, Construction, Writing and Illustrating Children’s Books
    • Steve Bishir
      Chief Audio Engineer / Recording Instructor

      Steve Bishir

      Chief Audio Engineer / Recording Instructor
      • Education:
        Belmont University
      • Teaching:
        Studio Production, Audio Engineering, Mix Engineering
      • Grammy Awards:
        Amy Grant, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Cece Winans
      • Studio Credits:
        Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Steve Savage, Tin Cup Gypsy, 1000 Generations, Michael W. Smith
      • Hobbies:
        Horses Adoption
    • Tabitha Fair
      Vocal Instructor / Performance Coach

      Tabitha Fair

      Vocal Instructor / Performance Coach
      • Teaches:
        Voice, Performance Artistry
      • Performed With:
        Lady Gaga, Sting, Rascal Flatts, Stevie Wonder, Sara Bareilles, Michael McDonald, Sam Moore, John Legend, Jimmy Fallon’s The Roots
      • Studio Credits:
        U2, Rosanne Cash, Bette Midler, Citizen Cope, Wynonna Judd, Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant
      • Songs Recorded By:
        Carole King
      • Hobbies:
        Hiking, Jogging, Movies, Travel
  • Camp Cedarstone Singer Songwriter Enrollment Form

    Camp enrollment for our singer songwriter camp is now closed. Congratulations to our selected campers!