12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project

Songwriters ProjectThe 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project is now accepting applications from emerging songwriters and writing teams. The week-long songwriting workshop, presented by The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University, will take place from June 18 through 24, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

The program is accepting applications from songwriters between the ages of 18 and 30 working in any popular music style through Friday, February 24. The application and FAQ are available here. Through the Johnny Mercer Foundation, the program is free-of-charge to selected songwriters who are housed on Northwestern’s Evanston campus and receive a stipend for travel expenses and meals.

With returning award-winning master teachers Craig Carnelia and Lari White leading classes and workshops, the project will culminate with Songwriters In Concert on June 24, 2017 showcasing the talents of the program participants.

The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project hosts promising emerging songwriters in order to foster the legacy of mentorship that Johnny Mercer was committed to throughout his career.

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University brings together the nation’s leading artists in music theatre to work with Northwestern’s faculty and students. AMTP’s goal is to nourish and invigorate American music theatre by developing and producing new musicals; increasing opportunities for education and training with Northwestern’s theatre, music theatre and dance programs; and creating new connections between professional and academic communities. To learn more about AMTP, click here.

Read the full press release here.