Previously an intimate concert on Northwestern University's campus, the all-new SONGWRITERS IN (VIRTUAL) CONCERT is the closing celebration of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. Featuring songs written during the weeklong intensive, this all-genre concert showcases some of the most exciting writers of today. The highly competitive international program invites around a dozen songwriters or songwriting teams to spend a week working with award-winning professional master teachers and honors the legacy of Johnny Mercer by fostering the tradition of mentorship that Johnny was committed to throughout his career. Airing at the end of the summer, the closing concert is presented free of charge as we aim to reach audiences around the world.

The 2022 Songwriters in (Virtual) Concert will premiere on Saturday, September 17th at 8:00pm CST  on YouTube.

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Rewatch the 2021 Songwriters in (Virtual) Concert on our YouTube Channel now!

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The 2021 Mercer Songwriters were Arie Abija, Charlotte Morris, é boylan, Enid Mollel, J. Quinton Johnson, Jasmine Forsberg, Jordan Reynolds, Nakeem, Michael Shofi, Sofie Zamchick, Barrett Riggins & Graham Techler, Jude Obermüller & David Gomez, and Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz & Emma Lockwood.

Rewatch the 2020 Songwriters in (Virtual) Concert on our YouTube Channel now!

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The 2020 Songwriters were Nick Butcher, Nono Chen, Kate Cosentino, Calista Garcia, Joriah Kwamé, Oliver Labrador, Tom Ling, Samantha Margret, Ian Miller, Patrick Oberstaedt, Juliette Reilly, Max Runham, Zach Seals, Rachel Weisbart, & Devin Weitz.