Free virtual summer camp at the Levitt Dayton

About the Fall Program

Recommended for ages 10-17

Five inspiring and interactive workshops that get the next generation of songwriters creating original works, collaborating on their ideas, making music videos, and experiencing what it takes to be an artist in the real world.

Using Zoom, Art As Mentorship and Making Movies work with Levitt Dayton to produce five workshop sessions over the fall semester that get students creating their own music and learning the real-world skills it takes to have a career in music, or a career in any field. Students become part of the Levitt Virtual Songwriter community on Discord, where they stay in contact with teachers, receive weekly writing prompts, share their creations, and can receive 24/7 support during the program.

Session Description & Dates

Sat October 3 | ameri’kana rhythms – 2 hours

Workshop with Grammy nominated artist and educator Federico Zuñiga Jr. that teaches the foundational rhythms found in music across the Americas

Sat October 17 | the beat lab – 2 hours

Dayton funk star and educator Deron Bell and rapper/producer Duncan Burnett challenge the group to write and collaborate in a lightning fast hip-hop production session

Sat November 7 | arcade session – 2 hours

Play with creativity by learning and using an online recording software, song production, and mix a song together with educator George Garza Jr.

Mon November 30 | evening dress rehearsal – 1.5 hours

The group gathers to polish and finalize their work from the program ahead of the final showcase

Tue December 1 | student showcase with a special guest TBD – 1 hour

Virtual showcase produced by the young songwriters to showcase their original creations

Register Here

Complete the form below to register for the 2020 Levitt Virtual Songwriting Fall Program.


Diego Chi - Camp Director

is a singer, sound effect generator, bassist in Making Movies, and music educator.

Los Angeles, CA

Addie Sartino

is a songwriter, musician, and the lead singer of The Greeting Committee. 

Kansas City, MO

Federico Zuniga Jr.

is a GRAMMY nominated musician, folk music explorer, and music educator.

Los Angeles, CA

Deron "DB" Bell

is a multi-instrumentalist, groove expert, educator, and bassist & keyboardist in the Dayton Funk All-Stars.

Dayton, OH

Duncan Burnett

is a rapper, producer, drummer in Making Movies, and skating enthusiast.

Olathe, KS

George Garza

is a musician, teaching artist, community organizer, and internet recording guru.

San Antonio, TX

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