The Songbook Academy®

The Songbook Academy® is a national summer music intensive for young singers who have an interest in the American Songbook. Students who love the music of classic Broadway shows, jazz, and popular music have the life-changing opportunity to work with music industry pros, award winning singers and performers, and educators from the top University music and theatre programs in the country. 


High school students who are U.S. residents and live in the fifty continental United States are invited to apply (see FAQs for application information). After evaluation, approximately forty students will be invited to attend the seven-day Songbook Academy, which will take place at the Foundation's headquarters in Carmel, IN from July 11 - 18, 2020


Due to the current national health emergency, the 2020 application process was extended by one week. All applications for the 2020 Songbook Academy are now closed. All applicants will receive written feedback and decisions for enrollment on or before April 22, 2020.


COVID-19 UPDATE: The Songbook Academy is monitoring closely the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, named “coronavirus disease 2019” (COVID-19). More information about prevention and possible implications for our 2020 program is available here. At this time, we expect that the program will continue as planned.

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