The Great American Songbook Foundation Presents: Songbook Academy Showcase 2022

The Great American Songbook Foundation Presents: Songbook Academy Showcase 2022


1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032


At The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts

1 Carter Green, Carmel, IN 46032


The annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive is the nation's leading youth music program focused on the timeless standards of jazz, pop, Broadway and Hollywood. Now in its 13th year, the Songbook Academy is the flagship education initiative of the Great American Songbook Foundation. Each year 40 top high school vocalists are selected from hundreds of applicants to experience a life-changing week of classes, workshops and performances under the guidance of arts and entertainment professionals and leading university educators. 

In this free performance open to the public, all 40 of the 2022 finalists will perform one song on the Palladium stage. This year's showcase will take place before a live audience and also will be streamed for national audiences. 

Please note that the 2022 Songbook Showcase will take place in ONE afternoon session from 2 to 5 p.m. 


General seating on-site tickets and livestream registration are pay-what-you-can with no minimum price. 

Contributions will be doubled, thanks to a generous match by Bob and Rose Popovich. Please consider a gift to support Songbook Academy for future generations to experience.  

Beginning June 3, tickets for this event can be reserved online or by calling (317) 843-3800. Tickets may also be obtained in person at the Palladium Box Office, 1 Carter Green, Carmel.   

This year’s Songbook Academy finalists are:

Ayaan Abbasi, Carmel, Indiana

Audrey Bailey, North Logan, Utah

Alexandra Bauman, Holmdel, New Jersey

Ian Brooks, Avon, Indiana

Madeleine Burnett-Caballero, Taylor, Alabama

Izzy Casciani, Zionsville, Indiana

Emmaline Colvin, Carmel, Indiana

Cece Cummins, Darien, Connecticut

Stella Cushing, Mill Valley, California

Grace Linnea DeCroix, Middleton, Wisconsin

Jane Delahoussaye, Sugar Land, Texas

Mayme Gerstel, Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Grimes, Avon, Indiana

Lydia Herrera, Kennesaw, Georgia

Alannah Hjelm, Arlington, Virginia

Seth Jacobsen, Carmel, Indiana

Ananya Kaushal, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Edin Kebede, New Albany, Ohio

Asiah Keenan, Sagle, Idaho

Grace Kiamie, Pelham Manor, New York

Alexander Kim, Laguna Niguel, California

Avery Kissam, Palm Bay, Florida

Scarlett Licina, Oswego, Illinois

Sydney MacGilvray, Worthington, Ohio

Annie Matot, Jupiter, Florida

Hawkins Meek, Los Angeles, California

Tucker James Mensen, Urbana, Iowa

Ava Nicole Frances, San Francisco, California

Gemma Rollison, Indianapolis, Indiana

Maxwell Rutherford, Mooresville, Indiana

Anna Shea Safran, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Lauren Sciaudone, Westfield, Indiana

Mikayla Smith, Royal Palm Beach, Florida

Ethan Steiner, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Nahari Suchanek, York, South Carolina

Cooper Trigg, Monrovia, Indiana

Sarah Warf, Carmel, Indiana

Meghan Warmuth, Indianapolis, Indiana

Sadie Wilson, Dallas, Texas

Sophia Yen, Burr Ridge, Illinois 


The Songbook Academy is sponsored nationally by the Efroymson Family Fund and also supported by the City of Carmel. The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Mentor Champions support the involvement of a national faculty of music directors and professional vocal coaches.

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