Beginning October 18, 2021, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result is required for all audience members. Details here.

Registration for this event has closed.

Join us in-person at Mason Community Arts Academy and George Mason University’s Fairfax campus for a six-week series designed for military kids and teenagers where they will learn songwriting skills in a collaborative, safe environment. Students may bring melodies in-progress, or come seeking fresh ideas and creative ways to approach music composition. All students will have the opportunity to work in a professional recording studio and perform their songs. Students do not need to be advanced singers or musicians to join this program.

This workshop series is FREE and open to military kids between the ages of 10 and 17 and is co-presented by the Hylton Center’s Veterans and the Arts Initiative and Mason Community Arts Academy. Space is limited.


What to Expect for In-Person Veterans and the Arts Initiative Workshops/Classes:*

  • Face coverings are required indoors for all visitors and on-site workshop participants.
  • All participants must complete the Mason COVID Health Check before arrival. Take the Health Check.

*Please note, you may have received a recent communication from the Hylton Center regarding a new attendance policy requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or negative COVID-19 test results. That policy pertains to indoor performances and events, but does not include ongoing workshops or classes. Procedures for attending Veterans and the Arts Initiative workshops will NOT change at this time.

Learn more about the Hylton Center’s Veterans and the Arts Initiative

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