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The Songbook Academy®

Songbook Academy week is coming up soon, July 16 - 23, 2022. Learn more about the week's in-person and livestream events!
The Songbook Academy is a national summer intensive for high school-aged singers who have an interest in classic Broadway, jazz and popular music, also referred to as the American Songbook. 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.
Forty students have been invited to participate in the week-long intensive on the campus of the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, the home of the Great American Songbook Foundation, from July 16-23, 2022.
Tickets are available now for public masterclasses and performances throughout the week. Most events are pay-what-you-can with a livestream option for national audiences.  Learn more about the week's schedule of events.
The 2023 application season will open in the winter of 2022.




Active high school students who are U.S. residents and live in the fifty continental United States are invited to apply.
To apply for the program, 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, 2022.   
View our application for more information on how to apply - it's never too early to start planning for 2023!



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Program Guidelines: The 2022 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.