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The Songbook Academy®

2022 APPLICATION OPEN NOW - Return to in-person programming! 
The Songbook Academy is a national summer intensive for high school-aged singers who have an interest in classic Broadway, jazz and popular music, also referred to as the American Songbook. Students have the opportunity to work with music industry pros, award winning singers and performers, educators from top University music and theater programs, and talented peers from across the country for a life-changing week of professional training and performance opportunities.
Forty students will be invited to participate in the week-long intensive on the campus of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, the home of the Great American Songbook Foundation, from July 16-23, 2022.

  • December 15: Application opens on Acceptd
  • February 15: Early bird application deadline ($30 off application fee)
  • March 15: Last Chance Application Deadline
  • April 15: Acceptance notifications 





Active high school students (as of January 1, 2022) who are U.S. residents and live in the fifty continental United States are invited to apply.
To apply for the program, singers submit video recordings of themselves performing two contrasting selections from the Great American Songbook (learn more about repertoire criteria). ALL Songbook Academy applicants receive written feedback from the screeners who assess their performances, regardless of acceptance status.  
View our application for more information on how to apply.



Listen to our Students

Additional videos available at our YouTube channel.







Songbook Academy® Statements

Three-time Songbook Academy alumna, Grace Mozitis, created her senior documentary about her time at the Songbook Academy!


"The most memorable moments during my high school career happened during and because of the Songbook Academy! I hope you enjoy:)" ― Grace Mozitis ('18 - '20)



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Program Guidelines: The 2022 Songbook Academy® Summer Intensive (the “Academy”) is sponsored by the Great American Songbook Foundation, Inc. (“Sponsor”) headquartered at One Carter Green, Carmel, Indiana 46032.


Read full 2022 Program Guidelines.