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Great American Songbook Foundation

Songbook Academy 2024

The Palladium // Saturday, Jul 13, 9am ET

Songbook Academy 2024

Tickets for public events now available!

What is the Songbook Academy?

The annual Songbook Academy® is a transformative, weeklong summer intensive that immerses participants in America’s musical heritage and helps them develop as artists under the guidance of Broadway stars and other experienced performers and music educators. Presented by the Great American Songbook Foundation and its founder, performer and preservationist Michael Feinstein, the program helps young singers hone their vocal and performance skills with an emphasis on song interpretation. Now in its 15th year, this year's program invites 40 of the top high school singers from hundreds of applicants across the country to participate in this life-changing week.


Mark your calendars for Songbook Academy 2024:

Songbook Academy 2024 will take place July 13-20, 2024 on the campus of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, IN. Join us for masterclasses and performances throughout the week!


Learn more about the 40 finalists selected for the 2024 program from 14 states across the country.

The Songbook Academy


Public Events:

Lauded by Pattern magazine as “one of the beating hearts of Indy's music scene,” the Songbook Academy is a highly anticipated event for audiences at the local and national level with live and livestreamed events throughout the week. Highlights include a Public Masterclass led by celebrity mentors and Great American Songbook Foundation Founder Michael Feinstein, a music showcase featuring solo performances by all of the talented students, and a dazzling final concert rivaling those of the professional artists who grace the Palladium stage year-round.


Tickets for these events are now on sale:

Public Masterclass | Tue. July 16 at 2 p.m. ET

Songbook Showcase | Thu. July 18, at 7 p.m. ET

Songbook Academy in Concert | Sat. July 20 at 7 p.m. ET


Replay moments from the 2023 Songbook Academy on our YouTube channel.



Apply to the Songbook Academy:

High school students who live in the 50 United States are invited to apply to the annual Songbook Academy summer music intensive. The 2025 application process will open in November 2024. Visit our application site on GetAcceptd for updates, or learn more about the program at