THE 2019 JOHNNY MERCER FOUNDATION SONGWRITER'S WORKSHOP
The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project is a weeklong intensive for emerging songwriters in all genres between the ages of 18 and 30 held annually each June on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The highly competitive program attracts applicants from around the world and invites 12 songwriters or songwriting teams to spend a week in residence working with award-winning professional master teachers.
The program honors the legacy of Johnny Mercer by fostering the tradition of mentorship that Johnny was committed to throughout his career. Master teachers have included award-winning artists Stephen Bray, Craig Carnelia, Marcy Heisler, Jon Lind, Andrew Lippa, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda McBroom, Shelly Peiken, Lindy Robbins, Lari White and David Zippel.