I was very fortunate to attend a master class in songwriting this past spring at UCLA with legendary lyricist Marty Panzer. Marty is responsible for writing some of Barry Manilow's greatest hits, such as "This One's For You", "Even Now", and "It's A Miracle", as well as Kenny Roger's "Through the Years". The opportunity to study with such a legendary song craftsman was unforgettable, and even Barry himself worked with us at one of sessions. I'm delighted to be one of this year's scholarship winners and to further explore and develop my craft as a songwriter. Check out our "photos" link for a picture of both Barry Manilow and Marty Panzer at one of the recent classes. The photo was taken during the same week that Barry's latest album "Greatest Songs From the Fifties" went Number One on the Billboard Charts.