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The MusicalWriters Academy was created to provide an encouraging community for musical writers, no matter what stage of the journey you’re on.

The Journey Is Hard, Don’t Go It Alone.

While writing a musical is a very personal creative journey, it’s not one you want to travel alone. Lonliness, doubt, knowledge gaps, isolation, a lack of connectivity, confusion about tools, fear of rejection—they all follow us in different ways throughout our writing and development process.

Writers battle these struggles daily. It’s no wonder so many great musicals never get finished, and so many writers give up their dreams too soon. Musical theatre is a very collaborative genre, and being part of a creative community can keep you motivated, inspired, accountable, and connected.

Introducing the MusicalWriters Academy.

At MusicalWriters.com, we’re proud to serve a worldwide community of writers in all phases of musical writing. MusicalWriters Academy is our exclusive membership community for serious writers motivated by purpose, committed to self-discovery, willing to do the work, and eager to create their own successes.

The need for safe places that can be trusted to provide acceptance, development, privacy, and compassion has never been more important. That is our number one commitment in MusicalWriters Academy.

“I think I’ve finally gotten a breakthrough on my “I Want” song. Very grateful for you guys and what you’ve put together here. It is truly enriching my life. Thank you.”

~Jack B.
Academy Member since June 2019

Thanks for all the nourishment you give us musical writers!

~Linda B.
Academy Member since January 2020

Thank you for all the things you are doing, I’m loving all the events and classes!

~Sarah M.
Academy Member since February 2020

Inside MusicalWriters Academy

MusicalWriters Academy is built upon three core pillars:

1. Private Community

Join us for monthly meetups with industry pros and veteran writers to learn about various paths of new musical development.  Enjoy informative and helpful discussions on story structure, character development, composing, marketing, self-producing, and pitching to producers.

2. Writer Groups

One of the most popular aspects of MusicalWriters Academy is our Writer Groups, which are included free with membership. Each group is facilitated by a knowledgable leader who provides feedback on your work and valuable connections to their extended network. Writer Groups registration opens up annually in July and December.

“I joined for a couple reasons. The articles and classes are extremely well constructed and valuable. I find practical information I didn’t even learn in graduate school that comes from established industry professionals. Also, MusicalWriters Academy is the perfect platform on which to build my community of theatre peeps. After all, theatre by nature is a group activity. MusicalWriters provides me with a tribe.” ~Donna

3. Exclusive Content

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Talk Time with Industry Pros

Want to build your network of industry pros? Have questions for those working on and off Broadway? Academy members enjoy Special Guest Q&As in The Lobby (our monthly member meet-up) and exclusive Talk Time and Masterclasses with Producers, Directors, Actors, Music Directors, and many others with industry experience and wisdom to share. See more of our classes and courses here.

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Academy Reading Series

Member of Academy will have opportunity to submit their show to be selected for one of our quarterly Pitch Nights, where one musical will be selected for a free staged reading at one of our Partner Theatres. Read more about the Academy Reading Series here.

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Free Planners, Templates and Worksheets

All downloadable resources on MusicalWriters.com are free to Academy members, including the member-favorite Ultimate Musical Writers Planner, our exclusive MusicalWriters.com Final Draft template, Character Development worksheets, and more! Find all our downloadables here.

Ready to join us? We’d be honored to have you!