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About Us

Songbook South is a Shreveport, Louisiana based non-profit (501c3) organization founded by local vocalists and instructors to promote the art of singing through study and performance.  The mission of Songbook South is to provide regional vocalists who have strong interest in music theater, jazz and popular song, development of skills through intense, creative performance study mentored by world-class, professional performers and instructors.  Moreover, promoting these classic American genres to middle and high schoolers is central to the mission.


A Message from Our Founder

                    As a vocalist, private voice teacher and a middle school choir director, I've had the joy of working with so

                              many talented students of all ages who have a love for performing.  I have coached many through national

                              competitions, only to be sitting in the audience thinking "Why don't we have more talent from my area

                              represented in this?  Do they not know about the competition?  Is it too expensive?  Do they think they

                              won't be able to compete with someone from New York or Los Angeles?"  While these questions continued     

                              plaguing me at every national competition, I began to develop a network of many prestigious music

                              industry contacts and decided to create a way to offer world-class learning opportunities to the students of my region. I founded Songbook South to introduce my industry contacts to the young talent we have in the South and to allow our students to benefit from the teaching, experience and connections they bring.  


At Songbook South, we promote our young talent.  We give them performance opportunities.  We empower our students with knowledge and skill, and show them they can succeed in this industry.  The performance skills our students learn at Songbook South will build their confidence and make them better leaders in their communities.  


We hope you will consider joining our community of Songbook South Supporters by making a contribution!


Links

Facebook: Songbook South

www.jenniferdowd.com

Facebook:  Jennifer Dowd Studio

www.centenary.edu



Songbook South Singers

Our Songbook South Singers are a group of students (mostly 7th - 12th grade) who perform at a variety of regional events throughout the year while promoting the music and the mission of Songbook South.  If you are interested in joining the group, aside of being a great singer, you must meet the following requirements:

1) Be willing to learn your music and have your part ready to sing at the first rehearsal, using the rehearsal tracks and sheet music provided for you.


2) Be willing to attend ALL called rehearsals leading up to a performance event, and be attentive and cooperative during all said rehearsals.


3) Be positive and supportive of other singers in the group.


4) Be willing to comply with all guidelines and codes of conduct set forth by the Songbook South board members.


To be considered for Songbook South Singers, contact us at info@songbooksouth.org, or use the Contact Us page to make your inquiry.