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Discovering & Recovering Your Creative Self - July 17, 2008

Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self
Join Neely Reynolds and Linda Richardson as we take Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way and for 8 weeks, one day a week, two hour gathering as creative peers we unblock our creative selves and discover our creative powers. Learn through "Morning Pages" and the "Artist Date" how to get in touch with your creative self by writing, taking action and sharing with a group of peers the spiritual path to creativity.
Text: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron .

Code SU088040
Begins 6/04/2008
Ends 7/23/08
Meets W: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM


Lifelong Learning TCU

TCU Extended Education Instructors Information

Joseph W. Neely Reynolds Songwriter/Singer/Publisher/Producer/Coordinator/Instructor As Coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association, International, Producer & Host of local TV show "The Song in All of Us" and TCU Extended Learning Instructor of Songwriting I & II, and a continuing creative being working through the creative path I offer my experience , strength and hope in helping others find their creative process. A peer to peer experience with the eventual goal of others forming creative clusters to transform lives through acts of creativity.


Linda Richardson is a teacher in the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in the areas of English and Radio, Television and Film. She received her BA degree from UTA in English, Speech/Drama and Education. Her interests include non-fiction and fiction genres, writing both fiction and non-fiction and acting and professional presentation.

TCU Songwriting I & II - April 11, 2008

SONGWRITING I: Overview of the Craft & Business of Songwriting

Learn a wealth of information about the craft of songwriting plus an insight into the music business.
Five sessions: February 6 - March 5, 2008; Wednesday Night 7pm-9pm. Song Form, structure and analysis; copyright and publishing; demo and pitching; song evaluations, associations, marketing and distribution.
Register for Songwriting Class TCU

SONGWRITING II: Writing & Re-Writing

This class is a continuation of Songwriting I. Explore working through the process of writing a song. Take control of your lyrics/melody and sharpen your creative process. Session topics include: idea & title; form & melody; write a song; re-write; and present & evaluate.
Five Sessions: April 9 - May 7, 2008 Wednesday Night 7pm-9pm.
Instructor: Joseph W. Neely Reynolds

Spring Awakening 2007 Broadway - May 14, 2007

It's "Springtime for Local Actress" - December 8, 2006

It's 'Spring'time for local actress
By ANDREW MARTON
STAR-TELEGRAM SENIOR ARTS WRITER
BETH KELLY
Fort Worth native Phoebe Strole, 23
In only two more days, Phoebe Strole's lifelong dream will be realized.

On Sunday, when the Fort Worth-born actress strolls onto the stage of New York's prestigious Eugene O'Neill Theatre in the sexually charged new youth-driven musical Spring Awakening, she can check "make Broadway debut" off her to-do list.

The granddaughter of a Fort Worth performing arts power couple (Granddad was co-founder and first general manager of Casa Manana, Grandma was an accomplished opera singer and actress), Strole, 23, transformed her first role in a high school musical into a fledgling theater career, pursuing an insatiable love for the stage from Casa Manana to obscure summer-stock shows.

It was only a matter of time before the Southwest High School grad dived into the Big Apple's scene, via New York University's rigorous bachelor of fine arts program.

Now Strole is about to strut her stuff and sing her lungs out on Broadway in a new musical.

She took a rare break from the show, which has been in previews since Nov. 16, to talk about her journey from Cowtown to the Great White Way.

Q: Tell us about your first theatrical experiences.

A: I remember my freshman year of high school, joining the drama club with my friends and auditioning for the school musical, Hello, Dolly. Then, as a sophomore, I was Dorothy in our production of The Wizard of Oz. Not long after, when I was 16, I was cast in Bye Bye Birdie at Casa Manana's summer-stock production. I just remember every second of that production as being some of the most fulfilling of my very young life. I could put all my energy into it, without question, and I was never bored. It was then that I realized that I could be happy doing this as a career.

Q: What was your most embarrassing moment in theater?

A: While doing Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, I was coming out of the house with Toto, but my slippers were so slippery that I fell on my back and my skirt just shot right over my head. But I just got up and kept on going.

Q: How do you explain your early love of musicals?

A: One of my oldest musical-theater memories is my parents taking me when I was, like, 6 years old to see Oklahoma! at Casa Manana. My grandparents all grew up with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Cole Porter, and though some of it gets made fun of today as being corny, I feel it is so important in the history of our American culture.

Q: How are you coping with the challenge of being young, on your own, and trying to make it in the most competitive theater city anywhere?

A: It is so easy to get lost in this big mix here. And after five years here, I've learned that good ol' Southern charm doesn't always work. But as much as anything, I just remind myself that nobody is really a bad person; nobody is really mean at heart. They're just having a bad day.

Q: Do you miss anything about Texas?

A: Oh, yes. I miss the openness and space of Texas, its sunsets. And I really miss the food. I miss Tex-Mex and I miss barbecue. And I really miss good fried chicken with good white gravy. No one here knows good white gravy.

Q: How did you first get involved with Spring Awakening? And now that you've done it and are going to Broadway, what are your feelings about that?

A: I was auditioning on anything I could, and this was a project that, at first, I really didn't know that much about. But I do love singing pop-rock music, so I went in and did the audition with absolutely no expectations -- I just put everything I had into it. And then when I got it and it was going first to off-Broadway, that was maybe the best thing for me, career-wise, because it was the only thing I ever wanted to do....I'm lucky beyond belief: I have a job in New York as an actor, in a Broadway show.
Andrew Marton, 817-390-7679 amarton@star-telegram.com

FORT WORTH , TEXAS RESIDENT ATTENDS NASHVILLE SONGWRITER TRAINING SEMINAR IN NASHVILLE - June 6, 2006


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association, International)

Neely Reynolds recently participated in a national songwriters workshop sponsored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) in Nashville, Tennessee.

Neely will coordinate the NSAI's regional workshop in Fort Worth. Neely who attended the national workshop March 28-April 1, 2006 in Nashville, is among the over 160 volunteer coordinators selected by NSAI to direct approximately 100 regional songwriting workshops located in 39 states, Canada, England, Ireland and New Zealand.

During the workshop Neely, received instruction on how to establish and direct a local songwriting workshop more effectively.

The Fort Worth workshop meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Lewis Library, 3-110 (mini-auditorium), 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. from 7pm til 9pm. and provides local songwriters with the opportunity to improve their skills, learn more about the music industry, evaluate songs, and network with one another on a regular basis.

For more information go to www.fwnsai.com

Neely Reynolds, New NSAI Fort Worth Regional Workshop Coordinator - April 13, 2006

Nashville, TN. NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association, International) appointed Neely Reynolds as the new NSAI Fort Worth Regional Workshop Coordinator. Neely attended the new coordinators training session in Nashville, Tn. and also Song Symposium, all taking place the week of Tin Pan South.
Neely is pictured with Lisbeth Shiveley (NSAI National Workshops) and David Rivers (NSAI National Workshops Director).

NSAI REGIONAL COORDINATOR MEETING - March 22, 2006

NSAI Tin Pan South, Nashville, TN I will be training for the NSAI Fort Worth Regional Workshop Coordinator position and attending the Songwriter Symposium 2006.

Information Specialist - February 8, 2006


JOSEPH WYNDELL PRODUCTIONS est. 1977 NEELY REYNOLDS MUSIC, BMI est. 2005
Songwriting Information Specialist *

Specializing in Music Business Information
with
Recording/Performing Musical Aritist
Songwriters & Pubishers
Musicians & Arrangers
Managers & Management Companies
Producers & Production Companies
Recording Labels


Member of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Member of the Fort Worth Songwriters Association Member of Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County Member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International


All consulting advice is based on Joseph W. Neely Reynolds experience, strength & hope, and does not constitute legal advice. No warranties expressed or implied, are given. Joseph W. Neely Reynolds will not be held liable for any damages or liability arising from the use of any information provided.

"THE SONG IN ALL OF US" New Fort Worth Cable Community Television Show - January 27, 2006

b> New TV Show Fort Worth Community Cable Television Show
" THE SONG IN ALL OF US "

Host
Neely Reynolds
30 minute program
Interview/songs
Watch for the show on Fort Worth Cable Channel 31.

In coordination with
The Fort Worth Songwriters Association, the programs purpose is to inform, educate and promote public interest and awareness in songwriting and the creation of music as an art form.
If you are a songwriter or in a business related to the music business and interested in being on the program contact:
neelyreynolds@neelyreynolds.com Show # 1 Bob Bryan - February
Show # 2 Allen Hurt - March
Show # 3 Dan Roberts - April
Show # 4 Ron Walters & Myles Wells - May
Show # 5 James Michael Taylor - June
Show # 6 Randy & Susan Roberts - July

NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL, FORT WORTH REGIONAL COORDINATOR - January 27, 2006

Neely Reynolds will be the Fort Worth Regional Coordinator for
the Nashville Songwriters Association, International beginning in April.
Location and workshop information will be coming.

In Memory of Kathy Massey Perry - September 12, 2005

MY TEACHER I first met Kathy Massey Perry in 1964, I was a freshman at Everman High School and Ms. Massey (she will always be Ms. Massey to me) was my English and Speech teacher. Also she was the Drama teacher. Acting was my heart desire and in Ms. Massey I found a mentor, a teacher, a friend and counselor.

She would inspire, demand, discipline and encourage me for my four years at Everman High School and our friendship would continue always.

In 1968, Ms. Massey's English class she brought a record to class for all of us to analyze the song "Gentle on my Mind" by Glen Campbell written by John Harford. That song continued to be our song that described our friendship.

You see, as in the verse, " It's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk" that was the way it was with her, Ms. Massey always was there to listen. I am forever thankful to her for her kindness, generosity and encouragement she always showed towards me. And I must say to Art and Mary Kay, thank you for sharing your Mother with me and the many other students who would come to Ms. Massey's home for counseling and friendship.

Ms. Massey will always be "Gentle on my Mind".

"It's knowing that your door is always open and your path is free to walk,
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag rolled up and stashed behind your couch,
and it's knowing that I'm not shackled by forgotten words or bonds
and the ink stains that have dried upon some lines,
That keeps you in the backroads by the rivers of my memory
that keeps you ever Gentle on my Mind."
John Harford, 1968


God Bless Kathy Massey Perry and we will meet again in the Eternal Now.

Joseph W. Neely Reynolds
September 15, 2005

Songwriting with Kids Who Care - September 1, 2005


Fall semester at Kids Who Care.
We produce great kids!
Kids Who Care produces confident and creative kids through musical theater education and performance.

BEGINNING SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: with Joseph W. Neely Reynolds
"There is a song in all of us...." Form
Structure
Melody
Ideas
Song
Copyright
Publishing
Pitching
Networking

At Kids Who Care:

* We strive for excellence in artistic development
* We promise that kids will stay kids
* We promote leadership roles for kids
* We embrace local, national and international diversity
* We produce as an ensemble company
* We are inclusive without regard to financial resources

STREET WORTHY - August 25, 2005

Street Worthy
Americana Music


Neely Reynolds
Singer/Songwriter
w/Gary Wilson
Guitar/Mandolin

www.neelyreynolds.com
For bookings contact: neelyreynolds@neelyreynolds.com
© 2005 Joseph Wyndell Productions

NEW MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY ESTABLISHED - NEELY REYNOLDS MUSIC, BMI - July 12, 2005

As of July 6, 2005 an agreement with Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) a New York corporation and Joseph W. Neely Reynolds an Individual doing business as NEELY REYNOLDS MUSIC, BMI has been established.

"BMI is an American performing rights organization that represents more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music. The non-profit-making company, founded in 1939, collects license fees on behalf of those American creators it represents, as well as thousands of creators from
around the world who chose BMI for representation in the United States. The license fees BMI collects for the "public performances" of its repertoire of more than 6.5 million compositions - including radio airplay, broadcast and cable television carriage, Internet and live and recorded performances by all other users of music - are then distributed as royalties to the writers, composers and copyright holders it represents.

BMI's roster of affiliated songwriters and composers is unsurpassed and includes outstanding creators in every style of musical composition: from pop songwriters to film and television composers; from classical composers to commercial jingle writers; from library music to musical theater composers; from jazz to hip-hop; from metal to meringue; classical to classic soul; from rock to reggae, and all the categories in between." www.bmi.com

CONGRATULATIONS TO ZAK REYNOLDS. - June 19, 2005

Great job on your part in " A Midsummer Nights Dream, A Rock Musical" presented at TCU by Kids Who Care.
"I love you and am proud of you Zak". Dad
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CONGRATULATIONS! TO ANNIE STROLE. - May 31, 2005

Annie Strole, my step-daughter, graduated from Arlington Heights High School, May 29, 2005.
She is on her way to FIDM.
Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing in Los Angeles, CA.
"I love you and am proud of you Annie".
Neely
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CONGRATULATIONS! PHOEBE STROLE, GRADUATED TODAY FROM NYU. - May 9, 2005


Phoebe Strole, my step-daughter graduated today from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Musical Theatre.
"I love you and am proud of you Phoebe".
Neely
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Joseph W. Neely Reynolds elected to Fort Worth Songwriters' Association Board of Directors - March 4, 2005

The March 3, 2005 Fort Worth Songwriters' Asssociation Board of Directors meeting elected
Joseph W. Neely Reynolds to the board. Neely will serve as the Membership Director for 2005.
The Membership Director receives and processes all membership applications and keeps the roster, noting changes as they occur, and ensures that new members receive all information needed to make the most of their membership.
www.fortworthsongwriters.com

Songwriting Information Specialist - February 21, 2005

Joseph W. Neely Reynolds Specializing in Music Business Information
with
Recording/Performing Musical Aritist
Songwriters & Pubishers
Musicians & Arrangers
Managers & Management Companies
Producers & Production Companies
Recording Labels

All consulting advice is based on Joseph W. Neely Reynolds experience and does not constitute legal advice. No warranties expressed or implied, are given. Joseph W. Neely Reynolds will not be held liable for any damages or liability arising from the use of any information provided.

A WEALTH OF INFORMATION JUST A LINK AWAY - February 20, 2005

Check out my INFORMATION LINKS.
If you are interested in songwriting and a career in the music business there is a wealth of information to get you started.
BOOKS FOR YOUR LIBRARY is a good place to find the resource information to help motivate you.
SONGWRITING link will direct you to songwriters who will inspire you with their songs and websites.
The PERFORMING SONGWRITERS ESSENTIALS is a good place to find what you immediately need to begin your creative journey.
Click on the INFORMATION LINK on the navigation bar to the left.
Good Luck and enjoy the journey.
Joseph W. Neely Reynolds
http://www.neelyreynolds.com/links.html

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