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Songbook Academy 2022


From hundreds of applications nationwide, 40 finalists from 19 states have been selected to participate in this year’s Songbook Academy® summer intensive, the leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood. After being conducted online the past two years, the Academy is returning to an on-site format July 16-23 at the Foundation’s headquarters, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.


Join us for three public performance events at the Center’s Palladium concert hall. Each will take place before a live audience and also will be livestreamed for viewers worldwide.


  • Public Masterclass – 2-5 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 20
    Ten randomly selected participants will perform and receive real-time critiques from Michael Feinstein and Nicole Henry.

  • Songbook Showcase – 2-5 p.m. ET Thursday, July 21
    Each of the 40 national finalists will have a turn in the spotlight to perform a selected song.

  • Songbook Academy in Concert – 7 p.m. ET Saturday, July 23
    Michael Feinstein will emcee as all 40 singers deliver solo and ensemble performances to demonstrate and celebrate their growth over the course of the week.


Tickets Available Now:

Tickets for the week's events can be reserved online or by calling (317) 843-3800. Tickets may also be obtained in person at the Palladium Box Office, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.  


Special thanks

The Songbook Academy is sponsored nationally by the Efroymson Family Fund and also supported by the City of Carmel and Salon 01. The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Mentor Champions support the involvement of the national faculty teams who guide and support the students throughout the week. 


Make an impact: Through July 29, all gifts will be matched dollar for dollar by Bob and Rose Popovich. Please consider a gift to support Songbook Academy for future generations to experience. Make a gift now.