Award Winning Songwriter, Kim McLean, Turns Professor This Fall

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Dove/ASCAP Award winning songwriter, Kim McLean accepts the post of Adjunct Professor of Songwriting this fall at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.

Dove Award winning songwriter, Kim McLean accepts a new title this fall as Adjunct Professor of Songwriting at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. With over twenty years of professional songwriting experience and over two hundred songs recorded by artists like Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, The Martins, LordSong, The Florida Boys, The Nelons, Sierra, and more, Kim McLean will share songwriting technique, craft, and inspiration with students beginning with the fall semester August 29, 2006. Songwriting beyond genre, encompassing the art and gift of creating great music and intelligent lyrics based on a strong musical education will be the focus of the class.

As a touring recording artist, Kim McLean’s work has garnered her radio airplay in genres of Southern Gospel, Christian Country, Alt-Country, Country, Americana, and AAA as well as soundtrack spots on CBS’ J*A*G, NBC’s “West Wing”, and ABC’s “Hope & Faith”. Her duet with Dolly Parton, “Angels and Eagles” has become an anthem of hope for parents to their children.

Kim McLean also penned the quadrennial NMI theme for the Nazarene Church called, “O The Cross” and the theme for a national women’s conference to take place October 12-14th in Olathe, Kansas, “Come To the Fire”. Her song, “Forgive the World” was recently used worldwide as the soundtrack for a film produced by United Methodist Communications to commemorate “Peace With Justice” Sunday.

In January 2007, Kim McLean joins Devon O’Day in a book/cd project to be nationally released via Rutledge Hill Press, called “Goodbye My Friend”, a keepsake book of hope for those bereaving the loss of a beloved pet. Kim McLean has four original songs on the project shipping to book and gift stores December 12th.

For more information about enrollment for Kim McLean’s songwriting class at Trevecca, call the enrollment office at 615-248-1320. The fifteen classes in the fall semester will meet each Monday evening from 6pm to 7:40p and will allow for a limited number of non-students to audit the class. Auditing fees have been determined by the university and information can be obtained by calling the enrollment office.


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