Operation Song, a local non-profit, recently visited Belmont as part of the University’s veteran programming.
Operation Song consists of a group of Nashville songwriters who work with veterans in songwriting and recording. They came to campus on Friday to meet with three student veterans, two external veterans and a student’s Gold Star father.
The day included a light breakfast, a few songwriting sessions, studio recording sessions at Belmont’s 34 Music Square East location and a final performance of their original songs. Each of the participants left with a file of their songs, and final recordings will be put on CDs for all of the participants.
Operation Song’s mission is to empower veterans and active duty military to tell their stories through the process of songwriting. They hope to establish themselves as a unique and viable treatment option, using creative and integrative therapies to help individuals recover from the stress of war and improve the quality of their lives.