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Songwriting Workshop with Paul Jarman

Experience the magic of songwriting with one of Australia’s leading choral composers

Fri 28 June – Sun 30 June
Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

See schedule below for details


Delve into the wonderful world of songwriting with your mentor, nationally respected composer and musical storyteller Paul Jarman. In this intimate and creative songwriting workshop, you will be encouraged create and share stories and songs with new friends.  

This workshop will include an open dialogue of how we write songs. Paul will look at the elements in the songwriters’ toolbox including the nuts and bolts of composing, melodic nuances, finding inspiration and mind set, and integrity in storytelling. 

The workshop schedule will include a preliminary meet-and-greet session in the Singers’ Lounge with Paul and your fellow songwriters. 

Please note that this workshop is limited to only 15 places, to ensure a personal and in-depth experience for participants.

What's included?

The fee will cover Paul’s tuition, festival accreditation and specially negotiated accommodation rates

Who should register?

Anyone with an interest in the craft of songwriting will find inspiration in this workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring instruments with them to the venue. 

Register here

Paul Jarman

Paul Jarman is a frequent guest to the Festival of Voices as a composer, conductor, clinician, presenter and MC extraordinaire! Over the years, the festival has commissioned and premiered several works written or co-written by Paul. He has touched the lives of thousands of festival goers with his boundless and infectious joy and enthusiasm for all things choral music.

Paul is most well known as a lyricist and composer of choral music, a world music multi-instrumentalist, and a facilitator of community- inspired collaborations. Paul has written over 200 commissioned works for ensembles, festivals and events, including Gondwana Voices, Sydney Children’s Choir, Birralee Voices, The Song Company, Boston City Singers, Rafiki Youth Choir, The Australian Boys' Choir, The Hunter sSingers, Department of Education, Woden Valley Youth Choir and many more. His unique blend of melody and timeless poetry celebrates the human endeavour and has captured the imagination of singers and audiences worldwide. He has been commissioned to write music about some of the most inspiring people of our time including Jessica Watson, Terry Fox, Helen Keller, Ernest Shackleton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Pemulwuy and Mary MacKillop among countless others.

"By nature, he can’t help but inspire, not only with his compositions which have a way of challenging every singer to be a better person; but also with his contagious passion, his sincere love of people from all walks of life and his limitless energy."
Julie Christiansen OAM – Founder, Voices of Birralee

Photo credit: KiPhotomedia



General admission – $215

Booking fee

  • For bookings with a total value of $15 or less, a booking fee of $3 will be added upon check-out.
  • For bookings with a total value between $15.01 and $199.99, a booking fee of $5 will be added upon
  • For bookings with a total value of $200 or more, a booking fee of $10 will be added upon check-out.

VENUE: The Long Gallery – Salamanca Arts Centre

Getting to the venue: 

  • The Long Gallery is on Level 2, 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004 
  • accessible parking spaces are available outside ‘The Den’ on Salamanca Place. More accessible parks are located on Salamanca Place in a sectioned-off parking lot opposite the restaurant strip. 


Guide Dog/Registered Assistance Animals welcome

Guide Dogs and Service Animal facilities: 

  • Water bowls will be available at this event upon request. 

Wheelchair accessibility

  • The Long Gallery is accessible on level 2 via the lift located in the Salamanca Arts Centre Courtyard. If you wish to access the lift in the evenings, please access from the courtyard entrance via Wooby’s Lane
  • Accessible bathrooms are available on every level of the Salamanca Arts Centre.  

Conditions of sale

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  • Festival of Voices adheres to the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
  • All tickets are non-refundable unless otherwise specified on the specific event page.

Contact us

For assistance please contact us on 03 6224 5975 or at [email protected].

We also have this helpful form.

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