the creator program

The Creator Program is for aspirational composers, arrangers, songwriters, or music publishers. Led by Bill Wolaver and William Alexson, participants accomplish an intensive study of the art of songwriting/composition, music theory of all genres, how to arrange for various instruments, creative writing, and an introductory course in Finale, the premier type-setting program of the music industry. Participants receive technical instruction in their given instrument and have the opportunity to submit their original material for inclusion in performances at the Festival. Everyone in the Creator Program will join the rest of the Festival participants in the final Gala performance at the CMA Theater. 

COST: $1399


All students in the Musical Theater Program must be 11-22 years of age. 



In order for us to maximize each student’s experience at the Summer Festival, it is vital that we get to know them! Below is the process we require for all students.

1. Step 1: Register for the Festival. Click the "apply now" button at the top of the screen to request a complete application. Once your deposit has been received you are registered! Next step - casting video!

2. Step 2: Submit Your Casting Video (Please submit no later than May 15) If you register after May 15 please send the video as soon as possible.

Audition Tips: 1) Accompaniment is preferred and recommended. If you perform a cappella it is important that you demonstrate a sense of rhythm and intonation. The auditions should showcase range, style, and performance skill.  2) Choose a location that is well-lit. 3) Please stand for your performance and, if possible, film from a full-body camera angle. Avoid sitting or cropped angles that do not showcase your abilities. Show us your understanding of stage deportment through your look and dress. Introduce yourself and your song. We want to know about you, what you enjoy, what you do best. Let us know if you have a skill that is outside the parameters of the instruments included in the Festival, for instance, acrobatics, dulcimer, and/or other unique talents. Because the Festival shows are customized, we can occasionally utilize such skills.

Vocal Requirements: 1 song of your choice representing the style you prefer to sing. Be sure an show us all we need to see of your vocal skill. If you feel multiple selections would be helpful in our assessment of your overall vocal range and skill feel free to include more than one song.

Once your registration and video have been complete we will begin the process of assessing the best place to challenge and showcase your talents in your classes and performances at FASA.