Storytelling Through Song


Songwriting workshops 

Building connections and uncovering strength and reslience through music

In a partnership with Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Alaskan singer-songwriter Rosie Rush brings a series of songwriting workshops to The Nave. This program will focus on basic skills of writing songs and music, each class focusing on different parts of the process such as the use of groove, harmony, melody, and lyric writing while creating a safe and welcoming environment. This workshop is open to anyone but geared towards young people new to the songwriting process.

The goal of this Community Artist Project is to build space for people to find connection, community, and to discover the healing power of telling stories and sharing music. Through this musical and creative expression, participants can discover the resilience and strength they all share.

Songwriting Workshop at the Nave

October 14th -28th

Thursdays, 4:40pm - 5:30pm, Main Hall or classroom 

  • Open to anyone, geared towards young people interested in music/songwriting
  • Class open to maximum of 15 people for physical distancing 
  • Focus on basic skills of writing songs and music 
  • Instruments not necessary
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The Artist


Rosie Rush is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska. Her musical talents and interests lie in a variety of genres including funk, indie, folk, and jazz, the last of which she studied at the University of Southern California.

Rosie’s music is influenced by the works of Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Bon Iver, and Rachael Price. Her immense love of family and the natural world have long heavily influenced her songwriting. Being a lifelong Alaskan, Rosie grew up outside in the summer sun and the winter snow, and she pours that into her music.

Since graduating from USC this earlier spring, Rosie is working very hard on her forthcoming debut album, to be released in the coming year.