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J'lan, a young Black singer in a coral suit holds a microphone and sings on stage. Behind him are other singers in various poses and the Songbook Academy logo above their heads.

The Songbook Academy®

The Songbook Academy® is a transformative summer music intensive that immerses high school singers in America’s musical heritage and fosters artistic identity through song.

Program Dates: July 14-20, 2024

Location: Carmel, Indiana

Tickets On Sale: Songbook Showcase | Songbook Academy in Concert


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“Unparalleled, unmatched. The best musical formative experience that you may have the privilege to attend as a high schooler.”
Alex Kim (’22-’23), Laguna Niguel, California


Where singers become storytellers …


At the Songbook Academy, we believe that every young singer has a unique story to tell through music. The program is designed for high school students with a passion for singing who want to hone their vocal and performance skills with an emphasis on interpretation. Through access to top-tier mentors and a focus on the foundations of American popular music, we provide a safe space for young singers to explore musical styles, grow in their individual artistry, and take risks in a supportive pre-professional environment.


Program Highlights:


  • Experience personalized mentorship from industry professionals
  • Perform in state-of-the-art concert facilities
  • Develop a strong foundation in American popular music
  • Build lifelong connections in an inclusive musical environment
  • Boost your confidence as a singer and storyteller

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“I have grown so much not only as a singer … but as a storyteller. I learned how to share a story that represents me as an individual, while still honoring the music of that time.”

Edin Kebede (’21-’23), Cincinnati Conservatory of Music



Connect with us


STUDENTS – To begin receiving program information, including valuable repertoire resources and updates for this year's application cycle, visit our landing page. Find the "Begin a Submission" menu and select "Summer Music Intensive" to open an application. Our 2024 application is open November 15, 2023 thru March 24, 2024.

– The Songbook community is not just for students. Join our mailing list for ongoing resources, networking opportunities, and application updates for your students. Sign up now or access our 2024 media kit.


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