The annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive is the nation's leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood. Now in its 13th year, the Songbook Academy is the flagship education initiative of the Great American Songbook Foundation. Each year 40 top high school vocalists are selected from hundreds of applicants to experience a life-changing week of classes, workshops and performances under the guidance of arts and entertainment professionals and leading university educators.
In this free performance open to the public, all 40 of the 2022 finalists will perform one song on the Palladium stage. This year's showcase will take place before a live audience and also will be streamed for national audiences.
Please note that the 2022 Songbook Showcase will take place in ONE afternoon session from 2 to 5 p.m.
General seating on-site tickets and livestream registration are pay-what-you-can with no minimum price.
Contributions will be doubled, thanks to a generous match by Bob and Rose Popovich. Please consider a gift to support Songbook Academy for future generations to experience.
Beginning June 3, tickets for this event can be reserved online or by calling (317) 843-3800. Tickets may also be obtained in person at the Palladium Box Office, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.
This year’s Songbook Academy finalists are:
Ayaan Abbasi, Carmel, Indiana
Audrey Bailey, North Logan, Utah
Alexandra Bauman, Holmdel, New Jersey
Ian Brooks, Avon, Indiana
Madeleine Burnett-Caballero, Taylor, Alabama
Izzy Casciani, Zionsville, Indiana
Emmaline Colvin, Carmel, Indiana
Cece Cummins, Darien, Connecticut
Stella Cushing, Mill Valley, California
Grace Linnea DeCroix, Middleton, Wisconsin
Jane Delahoussaye, Sugar Land, Texas
Mayme Gerstel, Los Angeles, California
Jonathan Grimes, Avon, Indiana
Lydia Herrera, Kennesaw, Georgia
Alannah Hjelm, Arlington, Virginia
Seth Jacobsen, Carmel, Indiana
Ananya Kaushal, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Edin Kebede, New Albany, Ohio
Asiah Keenan, Sagle, Idaho
Grace Kiamie, Pelham Manor, New York
Alexander Kim, Laguna Niguel, California
Avery Kissam, Palm Bay, Florida
Scarlett Licina, Oswego, Illinois
Sydney MacGilvray, Worthington, Ohio
Annie Matot, Jupiter, Florida
Hawkins Meek, Los Angeles, California
Tucker James Mensen, Urbana, Iowa
Ava Nicole Frances, San Francisco, California
Gemma Rollison, Indianapolis, Indiana
Maxwell Rutherford, Mooresville, Indiana
Anna Shea Safran, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Lauren Sciaudone, Westfield, Indiana
Mikayla Smith, Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Ethan Steiner, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nahari Suchanek, York, South Carolina
Cooper Trigg, Monrovia, Indiana
Sarah Warf, Carmel, Indiana
Meghan Warmuth, Indianapolis, Indiana
Sadie Wilson, Dallas, Texas
Sophia Yen, Burr Ridge, Illinois
The Songbook Academy is sponsored nationally by the Efroymson Family Fund and also supported by the City of Carmel. The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Mentor Champions support the involvement of a national faculty of music directors and professional vocal coaches.
*All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change.