Thursday, January 14, 2016

Perpich and NEA Announce the Twin Cities Song Writing Challenge

Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to partner with the National Endowment for the Arts NEA) in administering the Twin Cities pilot program of the inaugural NEA Songwriting Challenge for 2016.


We are one of only three locations in the United States to lead this pilot effort of a program supported this year by both Disney Theatrical Group and Playbill, Inc. The other locations are Seattle and Dallas.
The contest is for all high school (grades 9-12) students in the seven-county metro area and will focus on musical theater composition that includes both music and lyrics. The deadline for the contest is April 4. The top three winners or winning teams (up to six students) will travel to New York City in July for a national competition among the winners from each pilot metro area. 
To date, Perpich is partnering with the American Composers Forum, Hennepin Theater Trust, MacPhail Center for Music, McNally Smith College of Music, Minneapolis Public Schools, Schubert Club and Slam Academy to sponsor the contest. Additional partners may be added. 
As the contest details are developed with NEA, find more information here, on Facebook and follow on Twitter @nea_challenge. Applications for the challenge will be available on Feb. 17. 

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