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ONLINE SONGWRITING with Chris Ignacio

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  • May. 09, 2020 through May. 30, 2020, Saturdays, 4pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn songwriting from Chris Ignacio, a Filipino American performer, producer and educator. He has toured nationally and abroad since graduating from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He is a Culture Push Fellow for Utopian Practice, and Queens Council on the Arts Community Engagement Commissioning grantee for his self-produced project Co-written, which involves collaborative songwriting with young people of color. With this community-based project, he has paired renowned musicians—such as champion beatboxers Mark Martin and Kaila Mullady—with future songwriters in non-traditional settings such as The RMSC on Rikers Island, The Philippine Consulate, NYCCC, El Puente, JCAL and more. This program is geared towards school-aged audiences but is made with all age groups in mind. 

About Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)

161-04 Jamaica Avenue

Jamaica, NY

718-658-7400

  • Standard hours: Mon-Sat/9am-6pm; Tues-Fri/9am-9pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes
  • Stroller parking: Yes
  • Stroller check: No
  • Bring food: Yes
  • Buy food: No
  • Where is food allowed: Food allowed in designated spots
  • Changing tables in the women's room(s): Yes
  • Changing tables in the men's room(s): No
  • Family bathroom: Yes

  • Housed in the 1895 landmark building, the original Office of Register, JCAL finished second phase of renovation in 2009 and turned this landmark building into multi-functional arts & education center with state-of-the-art music classrooms, rehearsal studios, conference room, professional galleries, and 99-seat black box theater with lighting and sound system.
  • Nearest public transportation stop: Jamaica Station/Parsons & Archer; J and E trains and all major Queens Buses
  • Play area: No
  • Party room: No

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