Do you write songs? 
  Are you a music producer? 
  Are you a Ball State student? 

The Spring Shout Songwriting Competition
Presented by the School of Music

Take advantage of a unique opportunity! Perform with your band at Be Here Now.

Don’t have your own backing band for your live performance? No Problem! Use our own MMP Club Band. Just make sure to provide them with a lead sheet by April 1st, if you are accepted for the live performance. They feature Drums, Bass, Guitar, and Keyboards.

The event will be adjudicated by Ball State Media Production Faculty and a surprise Judge. There will be a jury prize and an audience vote, so bring your friends!

Sign Up

First Prize: Popakademie International Summer Camp

  • Attend Popakademie International Summer Camp
  • Free airfare from Indianapolis to Mannheim Germany
  • Free housing expenses and workshop fees while in Germany
  • The opportunity to work with leading studio musicians, songwriters and producers
  • Study with top instrumental and vocal coaches from around the world
  • Recording in the Popakademie Studio Facilities
  • Receive band coaching, artistic teamwork and the implementation of real-life creativity
  • Check it out!

Second Prize

  • Audio Technica Microphone

Third Prize

  • Audio Technica Headphones


Must be a Ball State Student, 18-27 years of age. Song material must be your original work. You must be a musician.

March 26th, 2020

Submission Deadline Sunday, March 26th, 2020.
You will submit two original songs (WAV or mp3 format)

March 26th, 2020

Professional lead sheets need to be on file when using the “Music Media Production Club Band” by March 26th, 2020.

Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 6pm

Live performance with jury takes place on Tuesday April 9th, 2020 at 6pm at Be Here Now.