2017 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop
 in New York

Stephen Schwartz serves annually as artistic director for the ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. He is an Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist, whose credits include hit Broadway shows Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, the Walt Disney films Enchanted, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt.

Among the songwriters who have participated in the workshops over the years are: Jonathan Larson (Rent), Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family) and Glenn Slater (Sister Act).

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to present selections from their original works in progress for professional critique. Each session will feature prominent guests from all aspects of musical theatre, including producers, directors, critics, performers and composers.


Deadline: Friday March 17, 2017
Directed by: Stephen Schwartz
Dates: Exact April dates TBD
Location: ASCAP Headquarters, New York
Time:  7pm sharp

ASCAP does not provide lodging, or cover costs of transportation if your musical is selected. You must bring your own actors and accompanist. A piano will be provided.


Please submit the following:

  • CD of four (4) songs with lyric sheets
  • A brief description of each song as to its plot placement
  • A brief synopsis of the musical... 1 page or less
  • Biographical information for each composer, lyricist and book writer. (Contact Information for each collaborator: address/ email / phone number

Submissions will not be returned.

Send your package to:

Michael A. Kerker
c/o ASCAP

1900 Broadway, 7th Fl
New York, NY 10023
ATTN: ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop

Please note:

  1. Submit four (4) songs only. If a full recording is sent, ASCAP will only listen to the first four songs.
  2. Submissions do not need to be produced in a studio. ASCAP is looking for talent and potential, not production values.
  3. If selected, workshop participants will need to present 50 consecutive minutes from the musical at the workshop. The 50-minute selection must include book and songs.
  4. Those who have been accepted to present material in the workshop will be contacted by late March.
  5. THOSE WHO WILL BE INVITED TO AUDIT THE WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL INVITATION.
  6. Please do not call to ask if you have been selected.

Questions: call 323-883-1000 (US)


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