Johnny Mercer Foundation and AMTP announce 14th Songwriters Project lineup

From June 23 to 29, multi-platinum-selling and award-winning songwriter Lindy Robbins will join returning master teachers Stephen Bray, Craig Carnelia and Andrew Lippa in mentoring a new group of 15 songwriters for the 14th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, a partnership between the Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University.

The 15 participants this year include Julia Appleton (Kitchener, Ontario), Ben Bonnema (New York, N.Y.), Jane Bruce (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Kristen Iverson (Richmond, Va.), Reid Jenkins (New York, N.Y.), Brianna Nelson (Boston, Mass.), Cheeyang Ng (Singapore), Nick Parker (Philadelphia, Pa.), Sam Robbins (Portsmouth, N.H.), Ellysa Rose (Burbank, Calif.), Eva B. Ross (Los Angeles, Calif.), Eric Sorrels (New York, N.Y.), Christopher Staskel (New York, N.Y.), JJ Warshaw (Philadelphia, Pa.) and TUCKER (New York, N.Y,).

The residency will culminate with “Songwriters in Concert,” a public showcase of the songwriters’ new work at 8 p.m., June 29 at the Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.

Read the full press release here.