Apply for the ASCAP Foundation Harry Chapin Songwriters Workshop

Submission deadline is September 20

Friday, September 20, 2019

ASCAP New York Offices
250 West 57th Street
New York, NY

Harry Chapin, ASCAP Foundation, Workshop

The ASCAP Foundation Harry Chapin Workshop focuses on the discovery, development and education of a select, advanced group of songwriters and producers. Those who are chosen for the program will have the opportunity to refine and enhance their work with the contribution and guidance of established industry professionals who will act as mentors throughout the workshop. In addition to forming relationships and collaborating with your peers during the songwriting and workshop process, the mentors within the program may choose songs written during the workshop to pitch to their clients for potential placement in film/TV projects or release by major label artists.

There is no fee to participate in the workshop; however, chosen participants will be responsible for their own transportation, housing and all other living expenses if traveling from outside of the NYC area, and must be able to attend all three sessions which will be held at the ASCAP NY office.

When: October 7, 10 and 23, 2019

How to Apply: Submit two original songs (mp3s or download links are preferred) to along with a paragraph on why you'd like to participate, and what you'd like to gain from the experience. Applications must be received by September 20, 2019. 

About Harry Chapin: Harry Chapin, who made an indelible mark on the world with his musical storytelling, was also a dedicated humanitarian who fought to end world hunger. Known for his hit songs including "Taxi," "W*O*L*D," and the No. 1 hit "Cat's in the Cradle," (co-written with his wife Sandy), Harry Chapin performed more than 250 concerts every year, and donated the proceeds for half of them to charity. He successfully lobbied Congress and President Carter to form a Presidential Commission on Domestic and International Hunger and Malnutrition, actively serving as a member of the commission. The workshop is funded through the generosity of Sandy Chapin to honor the memory of her late husband.