Five dedicated School of Rock students, chosen from School of Rock locations across the U.S., have earned the opportunity to workshop and record their original songs. The students will then perform for an audience of songwriters and producers in the industry.
The Songwriter Showcase will take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at American Songwriter Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
"From a large pool of talented students, we chose these five based on their outstanding lyrics, melody, and songcraft. These young musicians represent the future of songwriting," said Rob Price, CEO of School of Rock. "This is an unparalleled opportunity for School of Rock Songwriters to gain valuable experience by writing and recording an original song. It's a glimpse into the professional world of music, laying the groundwork for their future careers. Their hard work and talent are evident in their compositions, and we are thrilled to showcase them."
Prior to the event, students will actively immerse themselves in enriching workshops and intensive rehearsals with top mentors in the industry, all in preparation for their performances.
- Annie Reuter, Managing Editor at American Songwriter;
- Dean Fields, Nashville-based singer-songwriter with tracks recorded by Lori McKenna and produced by Garth Brooks;
- Stone Aielli, signed to Warner Chappell Music, known for writing and producing Priscilla Block's "My Bar" and "I Bet You Wanna Know";
- Adam James, signed to Universal Music Publishing Group, known for writing songs recorded by Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Cody Johnson and more;
"American Songwriter is very excited and honored to be a part of this inaugural weekend for the School of Rock Songwriter Showcase. We look forward to making this a special experience for each of the participants and growing this event with School of Rock for years to come," said Alex Magee, General Manager of American Songwriter.
In addition to the live performances, the students will be recording their original songs at the iconic Starstruck Studios in the Music Row area of Nashville, with the recordings to be released on School of Rock's YouTube Channel @SchoolofRockUSA.
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