The ASCAP Foundation Harry Chapin Workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a hand selected, advanced group of east coast based contemporary pop and rock songwriters, artists and producers. Those who are chosen for the program will have the chance to speak with and learn from hit songwriters and industry professionals, and the opportunity to refine and enhance their work with the contribution and guidance of these experienced mentors. Participants will also receive feedback on songs from their peers, collaborate on a new song, and form relationships that will long outlive the workshop.
The workshop will be held virtually across several intimate online sessions.
There is no fee to participate in the workshop; however, chosen participants must be able to attend all online sessions with a reliable internet connection.
When: Multiple virtual sessions, beginning the week of September 13, 2021. Please check back for exact dates and times.
About Harry Chapin: Harry Chapin, who made an indelible mark on the world with his musical storytelling, was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger. Known for his hit songs including "Taxi," "W*O*L*D" and the #1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle" (co-written with his wife Sandy), Harry Chapin performed more than 250 concerts every year, and donated the proceeds for half of them to charity. He successfully lobbied Congress and President Carter to form a Presidential Commission on Domestic and International Hunger and Malnutrition, actively serving as a member of the commission. The workshop is funded through the generosity of Sandy Chapin to honor the memory of her late husband.
How to Apply: Fill out this submission form by 5pm ET on Monday, August 30, 2021. Selected workshop participants will be notified no later than September 8, 2021.