Northwestern marks the 10th anniversary of The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project with 15 emerging professional songwriters from across the country.
The weeklong program of master classes and workshops will culminate in “Songwriters In Concert.” This showcase of new works by the project’s participants will be a part of Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015 SummerStage 2015 season.
The 2015 master teachers are Broadway and cabaret singer/songwriter Craig Carnelia; Tony and Grammy Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa; and three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer, and indie record label owner Lari White.
The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project hosts promising young songwriters in musical theatre, country, Latin, rock and contemporary pop music, and continues the legacy of legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer. Mercer wrote more than 1,400 songs, including “That Old Black Magic,” “Glow Worm,” “Days Of Wine And Roses,” and “Moon River.”
The 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27, concert will take place at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the University’s Evanston campus. Single tickets are $5 to $30 and are available for purchase through the Wirtz Center Box Office at 847-491-7282 or online at www.wirtz.northwestern.edu.