Songwriting Workshop "We the People: Voices for Change"

CES at FSU and Appalachian Festival Present World-Class Musician Kyshona in Songwriting Workshop, “We the People: Voices for Change”

The Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University and the Appalachian Festival will present songwriter and musician Kyshona in a livestreamed songwriting workshop, “We the People: Voices for Change,” on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. The event is free to view online.

This virtual workshop will take place via Zoom, and the link for participation will be posted on the CES Facebook Page at and Appalachian Festival Facebook Page at

Create a modern-day song of protest with Kyshona, using the voice as a motivator for change. Participants will be encouraged to complete a verse and chorus of their own, allowing them to walk away from the workshop with a song to build upon.

Kyshona merges her experiences in songwriting and music therapy to focus on one mission: to be a voice and a vessel for those who feel lost, forgotten, silenced or in pain. Born and raised in South Carolina into a family of gospel musicians, she first found her musical footing in the study of classical music. During her music therapy studies at the University of Georgia, she explored Appalachian folk songs and instrumentation.

Kyshona works with adults and youth experiencing homelessness, incarceration, trauma and isolation. For more than 13 years, her work as a music therapist has brought her to treatment facilities, rehabilitation programs, mental health facilities, forensics units, nursing homes and special-needs schools.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and The Allegany Arts Council.

For more information, visit CES’ webpage at or the Appalachian Festival webpage at

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Saturday, September 19 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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