Pitchfork Music Writing Workshop - Summer 2019
Do you live for music? Have you ever wanted to influence musical trends, interview artists, and share your opinions with all of Chicago? Join our FREE music writing workshop during this summer’s Pitchfork Music Festival!

In this workshop we will: assemble a team of eight music-obsessed teens, learn about professional music journalism, interview artists at Pitchfork Music Festival, and write our own magazine covering every aspect of the festival scene, from the music to the fashion and culture. (Previous interview subjects have included Digable Planets, Danny Brown, Speedy Ortiz, and Chance the Rapper collaborator Peter CottonTale.)

By the end of the year, your work will be published and read by artists and music heads around the city. You’ll even get your own free copy to show off your work!

This workshop will be led by Leor Galil, a professional music writer for the Chicago Reader, as well as 826CHI's own staff.

This workshop is a two week program Monday -Thursday, 10am to 3pm, unless otherwise noted:
July 15 - July 18 -- Music Writing Boot Camp
July 19/20/21 -- Pitchfork Music Festival (Friday OR Saturday OR Sunday, noon-6pm @ Union Park, details to come following acceptance in the workshop)
July 22 - July 25 -- Writing Workshops

There are EIGHT spots in this workshop, available to students entering 9-12th grade in the 2018-2019 school year. You must attend all EIGHT sessions and at least one day of the fest.

All eight students will attend at least one day of Pitchfork Music Festival for FREE (with 826CHI supervision). A huge thanks to Pitchfork for providing us with these passes!

***A $40 deposit in form of a check or cash is required upon registration. You may drop off or mail your deposit to our location at 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave. The deposit will be returned upon completion of the camp. Students are required to attend the full two weeks and are allowed one absence during the camp.***

The deposit will not be refunded if registration is cancelled before July 1st or if a student exceeds one absence. We will make a copy of this agreement as a receipt.

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 10, 2019. If you have questions about this workshop, please email Maria@826chi.org. Thank you!

Please only apply if you can attend ALL sessions.

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