What do poetry and music have in common? Have you ever wanted to compose your own music or write your own lyrics? Join me as we explore the exciting challenges of songwriting and poetry. We will discuss the poetic elements of metaphors and similes as well as imagery, alliteration and rhyme schemes. How can the rhythm of poetry transform it into a song lyric by merely adding refrains to the stanzas? Aspiring conductors and singers are welcome to join us as we embrace such elements as tempo, pitch, dynamics and tone. Must bring your own instrument.