Anderson University to Host Songwriting Workshop
With Kyle Matthews
Anderson University invites the community to
attend a songwriting workshop featuring Dove Award Winning Songwriter Kyle
Matthews on Friday, October 1 from 3:00-6:00 pm in the Daniel Recital Hall of
AU’s Rainey Fine Arts Center. At the event, Matthews will present “Songwriting
101, or Everything I Wish I’d Known Before Moving to Nashville and Making a
Fool of Myself.”
almost two decades of writing and performing his songs, Kyle Matthews has
emerged as one of Christian music's most prolific songwriters. Of his over 60
cuts by major artists of disparate genres, he has penned such well known songs
as "If You Want Me To," recorded by Ginny Owens, "Everything and
Nothing," recorded by Vince Gill, "One and the Same," recorded
by Cece Winans, and "God Forbid," recorded by Point of Grace, and
"Been Thru the Water," recorded by Kyle.
song "We Fall Down," recorded most notably on a multi-platinum release
by Donnie McClurkin, won numerous music industry awards, including the Dove
Award for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year, the Stellar award for Song of
the Year, and ASCAP's 2002 Christian Song of the Year. His songs have been
broadcast and performed in concerts around the world and have appeared on
television shows such as the Oprah Winfrey show, as well as the BET and WB
networks, among others.
itinerant, ecumenical ministry includes almost as many speaking engagements as
concerts, because those opportunities allow him to blend his songs and
storytelling with preaching and teaching. His music company, "See for
Yourself Music," produces recordings, print music, and devotional
materials that model Christian "edu-tainment" more than
"entertainment." He has served as a teaching resource for the Staley
Foundation, the Gospel Music Academy, and the Samuel Project, a grant-funded
mentoring program for students considering church-related vocations. Kyle also
welcomes opportunities to teach creativity seminars, creative writing and music
in non-religious settings.
lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Susan and children Emily and Christopher,
where he ministers to a local congregation, contributes to worship, coordinates
mission opportunities, and travels many weekends to perform and speak.
General admission for the
songwriting workshop at AU is $30.00. A fee of $50.00 includes general
admission, a book, and an individual song review. Anderson University students
receive discounted rates.
To register for the event
or for more information contact Dr. Richard Williamson, Chair of the AU Music
Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist
Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the
Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in
America,” by U. S. News & World
Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in the South according to that
publication. Anderson has also
been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate
region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson
University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.