13th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project and Concert

The 13th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project participants will take residency at Northwestern University from June 24 to 30 for an intensive week-long program of master classes and workshops that will culminate with a public concert.  The fourteen emerging songwriters will spend the week with Tony and Grammy Award-nominated master teachers Stephen Bray, Craig Carnelia, Andrew Lippa and Shelly Peiken.

The 2018 Songwriters Project participants are Hana Bajric, Daphne Gampel, Benji Goldsmith, Morgan Hollingsworth, Julian Hornik, Khiyon Hursey, Sage Melcher, Adam Melchor, Ibn Orator, Chris Peters, Jenni Rudolph and the songwriting trio Bandits on the Run, comprised of Adrian Enscoe, Sydney Shepherd and Regina Strayhorn.

The “Songwriters in Concert” event, a public showcase of the songwriters’ new work, will take place Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus. Tickets for the “Songwriters in Concert” range from $10 to $30 and are available now on the Wirtz Center website. Phone and walk up orders are available beginning May 15 at 847-491-7282 or at the Wirtz Center box office located in the Barber Theater lobby, 30 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.