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

At MusicalWriters.com, we’re honored to serve a worldwide community of writers in all phases of musical writing and developoment. 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.

MusicalWriters Academy is built upon three core pillars:


Writing a musical can feel lonely, especially when your social circles don’t include folks in the theatre industry. At Academy, you’ll be surrounded by folks who’ve been there and understand the joys and frustrations of writing and developing a show. Need advice? We got you. Need encouragement? We’re here. Need a referral? Use our network. Looking for a collaborator? Let’s get together! The MusicalWriters Academy community is your new creative cheer squad!

I love the camaraderie. The solidarity. The kindness between people. It’s not a competition, or if it is, it’s like we’re all on the same team.
~Jocelyn, Australia

Participation & Feedback

One of the most popular aspects of MusicalWriters Academy is our monthly Writer Groups, which are included free with membership. These groups meet remotely and allow you to share your work and receive peer and professional feedback. We also have the Academy Reading Series, where you can submit your show, participate in Pitch Night, and receive a free staged reading by our strong network of talent, industry pros, and partner theatres.

Education & opportunities 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 and exclusive Talk Time and Masterclasses with Producers, Directors, Actors, Music Directors, and many others with industry experience and wisdom to share.

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!

“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.

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“I’m a stay-at-home dad in a small midwestern city. In less than six months, I’ve downloaded resources, attended calls with industry professionals, met monthly with a Writer’s Group, and participated in the Academy Reading Series Pitch Night. That pitch went on to be selected for a staged reading, which is the first time I’ve ever seen my work performed outside of a school setting. For folks like me who don’t have established contacts in the industry, that is a game-changer.

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

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All Levels Include:

  • 12-Month Writer Group
  • Full Calendar of 90+ Musical Submission Opportunities
  • Online Community Platform for Discussion, Collaboration, and Networking
  • Exclusive Monthly Masterclasses and Q&As with producers, directors, writers, actors, and more!
  • Opportunity to Submit to our Academy Reading Series and Participate in Pitch Night
  • Monthly Meet-ups
  • Access to the Musical Writers Festival Video Archives
  • FREE Musical Writers Planner
  • Free downloads of all Worksheets & Templates
  • Discounts on MW classes and events

“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