WheatSongs 2021 – New Songs School

Singing may be the first language, even before people created words and gave them meaning. Every child under three makes up songs as naturally as they breathe. Song is likely our earliest and most fundamental art form. Even now, writing songs is the birthright and inspired gift of every human.

Jan Krist will lead the WheatSongs songwriting school held during the 2021 Wheatland Music Festival 

The program will include online/Zoom pre-festival group sessions and song assignments during the week leading up to the festival.

Wheatland Song Stage

Wheatland Song Stage

Completed songs will be performed Sunday afternoon on the Song Stage.

APPLY VIA EMAIL to  WheatSongs@gmail.com

  • original song video (link to video – hosted on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, website)
  • brief bio
  • short statement on why you’d like to participate


  • basic proficiency with an acoustic instrument for self-accompaniment
  • ages 15 and up

Space limited to 8 participants

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2021
Selected participants notified by August 7

• $25 fee
• + cost of a standard weekend festival ticket (if not already purchased)

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Jan Krist is an acclaimed songwriter, with experience teaching at places such as The Grunewald Guild, Above the Bridge Songwriting Workshop, Cornerstone Festival’s Prairie School, of Writing and Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters.