Apply to The ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters Workshop

Applications due on September 17

Monday, September 17, 2018

ASCAP offices
Two Music Square West
Nashville, TN

The ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters Workshop is led by industry veteran Stacy Willbur over two sessions at the ASCAP offices in Nashville, Tenn. The workshop is part of an ongoing series designed to focus on the development and education of promising new songwriters. Sessions include intensives on the craft of songwriting, developing objectivity about your songs, expanding your sources of inspiration, nurturing a creative community, marketing your songs and an overview of music publishing.

How to apply: Writers interested in applying to The ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters Workshop must be current ASCAP members and should email the following to creativeservicesnashville@ascap.com with the subject line ASCAP Christian Songwriters Workshop:

  • Two original songs, in MP3 format only, with lyric sheets
  • A brief biography including address, phone number and email

If selected, participants must be able to attend both sessions in the Nashville ASCAP office, held October 2-3, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

Deadline to apply: September 17, 2018 at 5:00 pm CT. Selected writers will be notified by 5:00 pm CT on September 24, 2018.

About Stacey Willbur: Music publishing veteran Stacey Willbur has worked for some of the top publishing houses in Nashville. She started her career with EMI Christian Music Publishing where she was a part of growing the publishing team and the beginning of the WorshipTogether brand. The EMI family led her to the Country division in 2002 where she worked with songwriters Jerry Salley, Nicole Witt, John Paul White, Kelly Lovelace, Chris Stapleton and Jamie O’Neal. The last seven years she served as Senior Creative Director at Brentwood Benson/Capitol CMG working with top Christian writers and artists like Ben Glover, David Garcia, Chris Stevens, Kari Jobe, Mandisa, Chris Tomlin and Jamie Grace. At present, Stacey has taken her knowledge to create services for other companies. She is currently working for Full Circle Music as VP Publishing/A&R and managing a country artist from Australia.