An important aspect of the Frank Brown International Song Festival Educational Outreach is the production and presentation of an annual Youth Showcase, by which student Songwriters are given the opportunity to perform in a professionally produced showcase before an audience of their peers from surrounding schools. The showcase is presented in cooperation with the Frank Brown International Foundation For Music, Lulu’s, and the City of Gulf Shores.
Songwriters 18 and under are invited to apply to perform and the event is open to songwriters of all genres, including instrumentalists. All performances must be original compositions and participating artists are selected based upon songwriting skill and performance ability. From those performances, several artists are selected to receive cash scholarships and one songwriter/artist will receive an invitation to become a paid and featured songwriter in the following year’s Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, and will perform alongside some of the most accomplished songwriters in the music industry.
As an added opportunity, the event’s entire production and sound team is comprised of student interns from area schools, providing hands-on experience in producing such an event. All applicants will be considered by a panel of festival judges and those chosen to perform will receive a ‘guest songwriter’ pass to the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival and an official FBISF artist’s swag bag.
Please continue to watch their page for any announcements regarding any necessary procedures, showcase schedules, and when we will be accepting applications for participating students. We look forward to hearing your original music and performances!
The 39th Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival will be November 9-19th in venues like The Flora-Bama, The Oar House, Lulu’s, and more.
For more information: https://www.frankbrownsongwriters.com/FRANK-BROWN-YOUTH-SHOWCASE