2020 ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters Workshop

Led by industry veteran Stacey Willbur

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 25, 2020, 5pm CT


The 2020 ASCAP Foundation Christian Music Songwriters Workshop will be led by industry veteran Stacy Willbur over two virtual sessions. 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 submit the following to this email address: creativeservicesnashville@ascap.com

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

If selected, participants must be able to attend both sessions via WebEx on October 5 and 6 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm CT.

Deadline to apply: September 25, 2020 at 5:00 pm CT. Selected writers will be notified by 5:00 pm CT on September 28, 2020.

About Stacey Willbur:  Industry veteran Stacey Willbur has worked for some of the top music publishing houses in Nashville. She started her career in 1997 working at 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 Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, John Paul White, Kelly Lovelace and Jamie O’Neal. She also served for eight years as Senior Creative Director at Brentwood Benson/Capitol CMG, working with some of the top Christians writers and artists - 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 with Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Seth Mosley, where they serve, teach, train and raise up aspiring songwriters and artists as they pursue their dreams in the music industry.