Young poets and composers - make friends and make songs!
The Worldwide Song Project
is looking out for authors, artists and composers aged 8 - 18!
Maybe you're a parent with a youngster who writes poetry.
Maybe you're a teacher with some musical or artistic pupils.
If so, send the Project their poems^ or tell us about their other gifts.
The Project's young composers turn poems into songs and songs into published song books, often adorned with photos and artwork by other young contributors. The page below is from Songs for Sark (in the Channel Isles).
Here are poet Kelly Swain from Tristan da Cunha and UK composer George Winter.
... and here are Kelly's friends, singing one of her songs on the slopes of the island's active volcano!
Joining the Project is free
- in fact the Project provides free music software! The notation appears on computer screens and plays like magic, so youngsters can follow and learn their songs, even without a musical adult!
The Project brings a host of other benefits, such as
- pen friends *
- lots of fun and encouragement!
- gifts of musical instruments
- public performances
- young people coming together in this troubled world
- the chance to put your school or community on the map. In 2012, Tristan da Cunha, in the South Atlantic, issued Song Project stamps to mark the global success of songs with words by the island's children.
Below is one of the news reports that raised the Project's profile.
One of Kelly's poems was set by UK teenage composer Lauren Boydell. Click to hear a piano arrangement.
Day Dreaming by Kelly and Lauren
Poems by children + Music by children = Songs by children!
To Join in the fun please get in touch
^ In English or French * Individuals' contact details are only shared if they ask for this.