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eTown’s Handmade Songs


Now in its 6th year, eTown’s Handmade Songs Series is a program in which high school songwriters are given the opportunity to perform at eTown Hall in front of a live audience. Rather than focusing on performance or other superficial criteria often weighted in musical competitions, the entire program focus is on songwriting. At least five students earn the chance to have their original song professionally produced.

eTown's Handmade Songs

At least five students are awarded the opportunity to team up with industry professionals to produce their single and a music video in eTown’s state-of-the-art recording studio and production facility. eTown provides renowned producers, sound engineers, videographers, professional musicians, world-class equipment and facilities to ensure the highest quality of production. Students often use their finished work to apply to college-level music programs or begin their career in the arts.

Beyond the program, eTown further engages winners by inviting them back to perform at eTown Hall for concerts, community music nights, internships and more. Several winners have been featured on eTown’s nationally syndicated radio broadcast.

Handmade Songs Series Overview 2017:

Sample Handmade Songs Series Winner Videos:

To DONATE to eTown’s Handmade Songs Program
please contact Jennifer@eTown.org