Mercer Project Offers Free Workshop

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present the 11th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The weeklong songwriting workshop for emerging songwriters and writing teams will take place from June 19 - 25, on Northwestern’s Evanston, IL campus.

With returning award-winning master teachers Craig Carnelia, Andrew Lippa and Lari White leading the week, the project will culminate June 25 with Songwriters In Concert, a program showcasing the talents of the program participants, the master teachers and a celebration of Johnny Mercer’s life and legacy.

Through the generosity of the Johnny Mercer Foundation, the program is free-of-charge to selected songwriters who are housed on Northwestern’s Evanston campus and receive a stipend for travel expenses and meals.

Last year, more than 130 applicants applied for one of the 12 spots in the prestigious program, which has been a catalyst to the careers of many artists. The program is accepting applications from aspiring young songwriters and songwriting teams between the ages of 18 and 30 working in any popular music style through Friday, March 4.

An application, guidelines and information are available at: johnnymercerfoundation.org.