Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge (YouTube still from the National Endowment for the Arts)
Are you a high school student with a flair for show tunes? You can go from GarageBand to a two-day workshop with theater professionals by entering the third annual Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing have partnered again to produce the program, giving the next generation of musical theater songwriters a chance to showcase their work. Those chosen will be mentored by musical theater professionals, and record a master of their song with Broadway musicians and vocalists to be released nationally.
All U.S. high school students can apply for this songwriting experience of a lifetime – the chance to meet with Broadway stars and bring their original songs to life in a recording studio.
Last year the program garnered nearly 200 applications. Of those applicants, seven students (five individuals and one duo) were chosen as winners. They participated in a two-day intensive workshop (produced by the American Theatre Wing), where professional theater artists and musicians traveled to the hometown of each recipient. Together, they honed and orchestrated their song into Broadway-ready compositions.
Ready to enter? Click here!