An intimate one-night only concert featuring the new work of emerging songwriters from around the world in genres from pop to folk to music theatre to country, and beyond. Songwriters In Concert is the closing celebration of The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, a weeklong intensive for emerging professional songwriters in all genres held annually each June on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The highly competitive program attracts applicants from around the world and invites 12 songwriters or songwriting teams to spend a week in residence working with three award-winning professional master teachers. The program honors the legacy of Johnny Mercer by fostering the tradition of mentorship that Johnny was committed to throughout his career. Master teachers have included award-winning artists Craig Carnelia, Marcy Heisler, Jon Lind, Andrew Lippa, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda McBroom, Lari White and David Zippel.