Why Apply?



Workshops and master classes with world-class mentors, including Broadway veterans, Grammy winners, Emmy winners, and educators from the country’s top college arts programs. Past workshop topics have included vocal technique and vocal health; phrasing from lyrics; song interpretation; stage presence; improvisation; the Business End of the Entertainment Business; Songbook 101; Image Day; and auditioning for college arts programs.

Hear what past finalists, mentors, and parents are saying about the Songbook Academy.


Perform on the stage of the state-of-the art, acoustically perfect, Palladium Concert Hall for an audience of over 1,000 people. Share your musical gifts with world-class mentors and receive their feedback and advice. Multiple opportunities to perform for audiences during Songbook Academy week. Opportunities to participate and perform in regional Songbook events.

It will be the performance of a lifetime!


Meet other young artists who share your passion for performing. Build a network of professional and University contacts. Join the Songbook Academy® Alumni network to stay connected to your Songbook peers and mentors and receive opportunities to learn about college programs; auditions; arts programs; scholarship information; access to professional network of contacts; and invitations to participate in regional Songbook events.

Hear why Songbook Academy alums think YOU should apply.