Arts For All is hosting its fifth annual Songbird Music School for adults slated for July 7-10 at Birdman Coffee and Books, 5695 Commerce St., St. Francisville.

The camp is limited to several participants, so advanced registration is encouraged, a news release said.

From noon to 6 p.m. on the camp’s first day, songwriter Verlon Thompson will offer songwriting inspiration and direction in one-on-one and group projects, and from noon to 5 p.m. on day two, Thompson will lead one-on-one workshops followed by an evening concert.

July 9-10 will feature a banjo workshop with Mark Raborn and Chris Talley Armstrong; a voice class with Heather Feierabend; and instrument instruction with Adrian Percy, David Hinson, Kathryn Carlson, Doc Chaney and Alan Morton. Jam sessions are planned with the group as well, many of whom are members of the band The Fugitive Poets.

Participants can choose the songwriting workshop, the weekend music camp or all four days. Included in the last two days are breakfast and lunch sessions at Birdman, a T-shirt and admission to the evening concert.

Beginners to advanced musicians are welcome.

Arts For All also will host two Young Songbirds music camps from noon to 4 p.m. July 11-15 or July 25-29 at Birdman.

Those ages 8-18 who like to make music are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity with music teachers Feierabend and Morton, who will lead the first week’s camp, and Luke Ash and David Hinson, who will lead the second week.

The instructors will guide the group in making music together using a variety of instruments. Youth are encouraged to bring any instrument they like to play, but help with individual instruments also will be available.

For details, information about the instructors, camp fees and scholarship availability, call (225) 721-1296, visit or email Arts For All President Lynn Wood at