The Shell Lake Arts Center is excited to announce the addition of Songwriting Camp: July 22-27, 2018 this summer with the instructor and Nashville hit songwriter Sandy Ramos!  This camp is sponsored in part by The Les Paul Foundation. No experience necessary!  Students completing grades 6-12 will learn how to create original songs and get a basic overview of song structures/lyrics/melodies/ideas. Working with the Ramos, they will delve into the world of where it all starts - with a song!  Participants will be able to write and record a demo of their best song by the end of the week and perform at a ‘writers’ round.

The Arts Center is honored to present (5) $100 scholarships to the first five registrants for Songwriting Camp this year in memory of local musician Rick Marshall. All registrations must be in by May 23rd, 2018 to qualify. Please note "Rick Marshall" in the scholarship portion of the registration form to qualify.

Rick Marshall (10/1/54-1/9/16) was an accomplished musician who was considered one of the finest guitar players ever to come out of Northern Wisconsin. Born in Ashland he started his musical career there and played with several bands, most notably, Badge! Performing throughout the US and Canada with the Nielsen White Band, he also was a charter member of Strawberry Jam, Midwest blues favorites. In 2010 Ricky was inducted into the Mid America Music Hall of Fame.

Sandy Ramos has had her songs recorded by many different artists including Faith Hill, \Neal McCoy, Kenny Rogers, Anne Murray, Wild Rose & The Whites and her biggest album cut to date – “Let ‘Er Rip” by the Dixie Chicks, which has sold over 19 million copies!  Sandy has been an ‘in demand’ evaluator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International, (NSAI) as well as a workshop presenter for TSA and NSAI. She has also served as a judge for many years in the annual NSAI/CMT Song Contest.  She has spoken at workshops around the country & taught at the “Band Jam” camp for aspiring teen songwriters/artists in Nashville, and now the Shell Lake Arts Center.

Don't miss out on the experience of a lifetime this summer!  Visit the Center’s website at to find out more and get registered.  You can also call 715-468-2414 or email for additional information.

Last Update: May 07, 2018 8:40 am CDT

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