Usually an intimate concert on Northwestern University's campus, our 2021 event will once again be available to stream at home! Featuring new work from emerging young writers from around the world, SONGWRITERS IN (VIRTUAL) CONCERT is the closing celebration of the Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project - a weeklong intensive for writers in all genres held annually each June. The highly competitive international program invites around a dozen songwriters or songwriting teams to spend a week working with award-winning professional master teachers. The program honors the legacy of Johnny Mercer by fostering the tradition of mentorship that Johnny was committed to throughout his career.

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2021 Songwriters in (Virtual) Concert

Saturday, July 31st

7:00pm CT

FREE to stream on the

Songwriters Project YouTube Channel

Don't miss this never-before-seen concert, featuring songs and videos made by an incredible cohort of young songwriters! Collaborating across multiple countries and four different time zones, this group spent a week in June with master teachers Craig Carnelia, Andrew Lippa, and Lindy Robbins, writing and workshopping new material. Join us on Saturday, July 31st to hear songs written or developed during the Project and meet these songwriters - the future of the industry.



The 2021 Mercer Songwriters are

Arie Abija (Richmond, VA)

Charlotte Morris (Nashville, TN)

é boylan (New York, NY)

Enid Mollel (Arusha, Tanzania)

J. Quinton Johnson (Athens, TX)

Jasmine Forsberg (New York, NY)

Jordan Reynolds (Los Angeles, CA)

Nakeem (Reynolds, GA)

Michael Shofi (Jersey City, NJ)

Sofie Zamchick (New York, NY)

Barrett Riggins (Brooklyn, NY) & Graham Techler (Brooklyn, NY)

Jude Obermüller (Brighton, England) & David Gomez (Lenexa, KS)

Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz (Glendale, CA) & Emma Lockwood (Orlando, FL)

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.


The Songwriters Project and the concert are presented free of charge & made possible by The Johnny Mercer Foundation.

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