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Meet some of our Academy Members!

Our Academy community is made up of writers all over the world. Meet a few of our members and hear about their process, their shows, and tips from their writing journey.

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Membership Spotlight: Sam Steere

Membership Spotlight: Sam Steere

Composer Sam Steere from Springfield, Illinois is an Academy Reading Series winner for his musical “My Father’s Dragon.”

Membership Spotlight: Kenady Sean

Membership Spotlight: Kenady Sean

Kenady Sean is our Academy Community Manager as well as a musical writer herself. She’s currently working on Beyond Perfection, an adaption of the Scarlet Letter, and an all-women show about World War II.

Membership Spotlight: Brent Black

Membership Spotlight: Brent Black

Bookwriter, composer and lyricist Brent Black was the inaugural winner of the Academy Reading Series Pitch Night with his show Khan!!! The Musical!!!

Member Spotlight: Fred Rohan-Vargas

Member Spotlight: Fred Rohan-Vargas

Academy Member Fred Rohan-Vargas is an experienced playwright and composer and recently was accepted in the 2021 BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Academy Member Spotlight: David Stidham

Academy Member Spotlight: David Stidham

David Stidham from Los Angeles, California, is the co-creator and producer of BUCKET OF BLOOD, the inaugural musical in the MusicalWriters Academy Reading Series.

MW Staff Spotlight: Paige Menneci

MW Staff Spotlight: Paige Menneci

Introducing our 2021 summer intern Paige Menneci, a singer/songwriter & composer/lyricist whose bright personality shines through all of her creative work.

Academy Member Spotlight: Nicolette Blount

Academy Member Spotlight: Nicolette Blount

Academy Member Nicolette Blount is making great strides with her show SAVAGE THE MUSICAL. Nicolette is an excellent performer, songwriter, and producer, and has had exceptional success when it comes to building her show’s social media following.