Songwriting Camp FAQ

COVID Safety Protocol

Safety is a primary concern for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have exercised an abundance of caution to protect staff and guests through a Covid health and safety policy.

To that end, and to ensure that campers have the best possible experience, we will have a Covid health and safety policy for camp.

Information about our safety procedures will be provided closer to camp, with specifics grounded in the nature of the pandemic at that time.

Safety measures already in place include verification of vaccination for all camp staff, mentors, guest speakers, and camper participants unless an accommodation has been made. Vaccination status must be fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC.

Please contact camp@countrymusichalloffame.org to request an accommodation before registering for camp.

Helpful Information

  • Space is limited. We are unable to hold space without a registration. We recommend registering early to secure a spot in camp. A confirmation email will be sent when we receive registration. Fees must be paid upon registration.
  • Cancellations for the beginner to intermediate songwriting camp with a full refund are available until May 1, 2022.
  • Cancellations for the intermediate to advanced songwriting camp with a full refund are available until June 1, 2022.
  • We ask all campers to arrive excited to learn, eager to meet and work with new people, and open to collaboration with fellow campers throughout the week. We also ask all campers to participate in the Saturday showcase.
  • Monday – Friday, camp starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends promptly at 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, camp runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Saturday showcase will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Museum’s Ford Theater. Friends and family are invited to the Saturday showcase. Space may be limited.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended for walking and exploring the Museum galleries. Please note, the Taylor Swift Education Center can be chilly at times.
  • Snacks will be provided each day, but lunch is not provided. Please pack a lunch. Box lunches will be available for pre-purchase at the time of registration.
  • Paper and pencils will be provided, but campers are encouraged to bring their own notebook, journal, sketchbook, iPad, laptop, etc.
  • Previous songwriting or performance experience or music proficiency are not required for the beginner to intermediate camp.
  • We ask all campers to arrive excited to learn, eager to meet and work with new people, and open to collaboration with fellow campers throughout the week. We also ask all campers to participate in the Saturday showcase.
  • Campers who play an instrument are encouraged to bring it with them each day. Instruments available for use through the museum’s education collection include acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, electric bass, lap steel guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. A keyboard is also available.
  • Schedule and teaching artists are subject to change. Songwriting Camp must have a minimum number of registrants to take place. If a minimum of campers is not reached, registered campers will be notified and a full refund will be issued.
  • Questions are welcome. Please contact camp@countrymusichalloffame.org if you have any questions.

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