Music Journalism

In this workshop, we'll cover the basics of music writing: how to listen with a critical ear, how to avoid cliché, and how to turn a passion for music writing into a career. We’ll read a handful of examples of successful music criticism, learn basic musical terms, and have a brief overview of how to get your work published. Plus we’ll write reviews of our favorite songs! Headphones encouraged!

Brittney McKenna is a writer and editor based in Nashville, TN. She currently holds editorial positions at  American Songwriter Magazine  and the  Bluegrass Situation  and contributes to several other outlets, including  SPIN , MTV and CMT. She's a Chattanooga native and a graduate of Belmont University. She lives with her disproportionately long dog, Polly Pocket.

Brittney McKenna is a writer and editor based in Nashville, TN. She currently holds editorial positions at American Songwriter Magazine and the Bluegrass Situation and contributes to several other outlets, including SPIN, MTV and CMT. She's a Chattanooga native and a graduate of Belmont University. She lives with her disproportionately long dog, Polly Pocket.