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The Songbook Academy®

Stand out with a summer music program as unique as YOU!

2023 PROGRAM DATES: JULY 15-22, 2023
Application fee: $80 | Program fee: $900

APPLICATION OPEN: DEC. 5, 2022 - MAR. 26, 2023*
*Early Bird Deadline: Feb. 26, 2023 (apply early for $30 off the application fee)

The Songbook Academy® is a national summer music intensive in Carmel, Indiana that provides pre-professional training for high school students who love to sing! Whether you prefer classic Broadway hits or jazz standards, there is music here for everyone.


Forty students have the opportunity to work with music industry pros, award-winning singers and performers, educators from top university music and theater programs, and talented peers from across the country for a life-changing week of professional training and performance opportunities.




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How to Apply

  • Singers submit video recordings of themselves performing two contrasting selections from the Great American Songbook (learn more about repertoire criteria.)
  • ALL Songbook Academy applicants receive written feedback from the screeners who assess their performances, regardless of acceptance status.
    • Feedback will be sent to applicants closely following acceptance notifications, which will be announced no later than April 15, 2023.  



Listen to our Students

Additional videos available at our YouTube channel.




Quick Links:

Click below for FAQs about the application process, attending Songbook Academy week and past Guest Mentors!



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Program Guidelines: The 2023 Songbook Academy® Summer Intensive (the “Academy”) is sponsored by the Great American Songbook Foundation, Inc. (“Sponsor”) headquartered at One Carter Green, Carmel, Indiana 46032.


Read full 2022 Program Guidelines (2023 coming soon!).