CONTACT: Tony Adams, Executive Director
Opera House Arts
1 School Street, Stonington, ME 04681
207-367-2788 |

DATE: July 22, 2022


Stonington, Maine – As part of its community and learning program, Opera House Arts is pleased to offer a five-week songwriting workshop taught by Caroline Cotter, on Tuesday evenings, August 2-30 from 6pm-8pm at the Stonington Opera House. Join singer songwriter Caroline Cotter for a songwriting journey that explores the power of songs and provides different approaches to crafting a song that truly speaks to your ideas and emotions. Suited to those age 16+. To learn more and register, visit Face masks required. 

Have you always wanted to write an original song, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you have been writing songs for years and would like a different perspective. Wherever you are in your musical journey, you are welcome in this workshop. Caroline Cotter shares her own process on finding inspiration and crafting songs that have the power to move you and others. There will be opportunities for song sharing, group feedback, co-writing, and lots of experimenting in a supportive and safe environment. There will be a culminating showcase and reception on Saturday, September 10 from 7pm – 9pm at the Stonington Opera House.

With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter’s songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, “Dreaming as I Do”, released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 800 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, “Home on the River”, No Depression calls it “sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing… raising spirits with one song, calming them with another.” Icon Magazine writes, “Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter.” “Today’s folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, ‘Home on the River’ is an absolutely essential record.” (Country Standard Time)

Opera House Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1999 to restore the 1912 Stonington Opera House, on the National Register of Historic Places, to its original role as a performance venue and a community gathering space. We offer a year-round schedule of professional theater, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more. Performances take place in multiple venues, including the Stonington Opera House, the restored Burnt Cove Church Community Center, and at site-specific locations across Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine. Opera House Arts’ programs serve all of Hancock County’s winter and summer residents and visitors, with a special emphasis on the residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill Peninsula.



Photo attached – Caroline Cotter

Caroline Cotter

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