Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge

2019 Winners' Workshops

During August and September 2019, Songwriting Challenge winners will work one-on-one with New York City theater artists who travel to their hometowns for an intensive two-day workshop produced by the American Theatre Wing. The mentor and music director work with the winner to hone and orchestrate their song into a Broadway-ready composition to be recorded as a cast album this October.
 
  • August 11 and 12: Staunton, Virginia
    Winner, Sophia Schwaner; mentor, Max Vernon; music director, Benjamin Rauhala
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  • August 16 and 17: Franklin/Nashville, Tennessee
    Winners, Makai Keur and Julian Watson; mentor, Shakina Nayfack; music director, Benjamin Rauhala
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  • August 16 and 17: Willard, Missouri
    Winner, Emalee Flatness; mentor, Max Vernon; music director, Daniel M. Lincoln
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  • August 24 and 25: Winnetka, Illinois
    Winner, Breezy Love; mentor, César Alvarez; music director, Patrick Sulken
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  • September 14 and 15: Andover, Massachusetts
    Winner, Tessa Barcelo; mentor, Anna Jacobs; music director, Anna Ebbesen
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  • September 24 and 25: Los Angeles, California
    Winner: Akira Sky; mentor J. Oconer Navarro; music director, Anna Ebbesen
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