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Craig Carnelia, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lari White Set for Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project logo
Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Craig Carnelia, the Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist of Sweet Smell of Success; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and creator and star of In The Heights; and Lari White, three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, will serve as master teachers for the fourth annual Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project, to be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinios, June 21-27.

This intensive, no-fee, week-long songwriting program will include master classes and workshops, a master teacher cabaret, and a student songwriter showcase. The week will culminate with the Johnny Mercer Celebration Concert, featuring guest artists Liz Callaway and Capathia Jenkins, along with performances by the Johnny Mercer program's master teachers and songwriters.

This year marks the centennial of Mercer's birth, with many events planned to celebrate his legacy.

For additional details and to apply to the program, visit

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