P.O. Box 60512
Oklahoma City, OK 73146
Children, Adolescents, Adult
Elementary, Middle School, High School, Alternative Education, Parks & Recreation Centers, Arts Centers, Libraries
K.C. Clifford is an award-winning Oklahoma songwriter and the product of a diverse musical background. The daughter of a bluegrass picker, she wrote her first song at age seven. Clifford's academic pursuits include studies in Opera Performance at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music as well as a Bachelor of Music in Commercial Voice Performance from Nashville's Belmont University.
In her 21 years as a professional musician, Clifford has co-written a #1 hit single, had multiple songs recorded by others, and worked as a studio singer on numerous projects. With five full-length albums of original songs to her credit, Clifford draws from her vast experience with writing, inspiration, and the creative process. Before becoming a mom, Clifford enjoyed a prolific national touring career. In her music community, she is known for her passion for the craft of songwriting. A natural born communicator, Clifford desires to share her love of the song with today's Oklahoma students in hopes to inspire the songwriters of tomorrow. She believes songs are vehicle for teaching not only music, but fostering creative use of language as well as offering new skills for the healthy expression of emotions and ideas.
Students will learn about the components processes of music composition.
Students will explore elements of music and songwriting including: creative inspiration, melody, rhythm, harmonic progression, lyric wilting, and form/arrangement.
Students will use the content covered to compose their own songs.
This program helps to reinforce: math through rhythm, language arts through lyric writing, and social studies and science through learned observation and critical thinking.