Master songwriters and performers will lend their inspiration to CCP with performances and Q&A sessions both in-person and through remote conferencing. Stay tuned as our esteemed ensemble grows!

Our 2019-2020 Visiting Songwriter is Claudia Schmidt



Join us for a very special evening of music, story and food with nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Claudia Schmidt with a guest appearance from our very own lead teaching artist, Brian Laidlaw.

Sat. Oct 26th, 7PM

Held at the home of Paul Docktor (Dr. Docktor!)

2563 S. Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO 80210

Tickets: $25.00 Students: $15.00

Come celebrate the success of our first Summer Songwriting Institute and help raise critical scholarship funds.

Claudia is widely known as a singer/songwriter of folk and blues, an accomplished performer on 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer, and an accomplished jazz singer. She was a regular during the early years of Prairie Home Companion. Describing herself as a "creative noisemaker," Claudia has released 19 recordings and has appeared on the stages of concert halls, small clubs, and festivals for decades. She has also written music and lyrics for several musicals and films and is a huge inspiration to the inception of CommonChord Project.

There will be an exciting workshop for our 2019 participants with Claudia on songwriting on Saturday, October, 26th at Newport Street Retreat from 1-3 PM. Contact Jan Nadav for more details.


wisdom we love

You know, I would say that songwriting is something about the expression of the heart, the intellect and the soul.

- Annie Lennox