Students also work with and are screened by top university and music educators, which have included educators that have served as faculty at University of Michigan’s Music Theatre Program, University of Indianapolis’ Vocal Studies and Music Programs, Western Michigan University, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts, Heritage Music Festival, North American Music Festival and Indiana State School Music Association.
Read about the 2018 Songbook Academy Vocal Coaches Here.
Last but certainly not least, students are paired with a Music Director throughout the Songbook Academy week. Far more than accompanists, the Songbook Academy Music Directors craft unique arrangements, make interpretive changes ranging from subtle to profound, adjust keys, make ballads into up-tempos, and much more. In addition to providing expert musical coaching, they enhance each finalist’s musical selections to let him/her shine as an individual. The Songbook Academy is fortunate to work with some of the country’s leading pianists each summer.
Read about the 2018 Songbook Academy Music Directors Here.