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THE JOHNNY MERCER FOUNDATION SONGWRITERS PROJECT

June 22, 2012
The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Showcase
June 23, 2012
The Johnny Mercer Foundation Celebration Concert

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project produce a weeklong songwriting intensive for emerging songwriters and writing teams, ages 18-30, each summer on the campus of Northwestern University. Now in its seventh year, The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project hosts the nation's most promising songwriters across all genres including musical theatre, pop, country, Latin, rock, and contemporary pop.  The six-day program of master classes and workshops will culminate in a showcase of new works by participant songwriters and a star-studded celebration concert.  Both events are open to the public.


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The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Showcase
8 p.m. Fri., June 22
Josephine Louis Theater

Our annual celebration of pop, folk, hip-hop, country, Latin and music theatre!   In this intimate one-evening-only concert hosted by our 2012 Master Teachers Craig Carnelia (Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist), Andrew Lippa (Grammy Award-nominated composer and lyricist) and Lari White (Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter), original music will be performed by emerging songwriters from all over the country.

The Johnny Mercer Foundation Celebration Concert
8 p.m. Sat., June 23
Pick-Staiger

The stars are out for an evening of musical enchantment honoring the tradition of Academy Award-winning lyricist and songwriter Johnny Mercer!  Including performances from Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist Craig Carnelia, Grammy Award-nominated composer and lyricist Andrew Lippa and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Lari White, as well as emerging songwriters in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, this one-night-only concert event also will feature one of the leading champions of the Great American Songbook and “the singer who stills the room”:  Tony-nominated Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway (SWING!).

Songwriters Showcase:
Josephine Louis Theater
20 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston (directions)

Celebration Concert
Pick-Staiger
50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston (campus map)


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Songwriters Showcase
$10 per person

Celebration Concert
$40 per person
$10 full-time students