See tomorrow's musical stars in the making July 18 when 40 of the nation's most talented high school-age vocalists perform and compete in the annual Songbook Academy® Finals at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts.
Now in its 11th year, Songbook Academy is the only youth program focused on the timeless pop, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood standards known as the Great American Songbook.
Forty finalists from across the nation have been selected from among hundreds of applicants to spend a rigorous, life-changing week this summer at the Center, home of the Songbook Foundation. From July 12 to 18, they will experience workshops, masterclasses and mentoring from performing arts professionals and respected university educators, led by five-time Grammy® nominee and Foundation founder Michael Feinstein.
During the closing concert at 7 p.m. July 18, all 40 participants will perform before a live audience, and the Top 10 are evaluated by a panel of judges. Awards are presented for excellence in several categories, and top performers are invited to represent the Songbook Foundation and sing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the nation's top cabaret clubs. The Songbook Academy Finals concert is sponsored by Current Publishing LLC and is part of the Center's 2020-21 Season sponsored by Allied Solutions.
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