WheatSongs 2021 – New Songs School

Deadline Extended: Submissions Accepted Thru August 15

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

NEW Schafer Song Stage

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

APPLY VIA EMAIL to  WheatSongs@gmail.com

  • brief bio
  • short statement on why you’d like to participate
  • simple video of an original song (hosted on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or a website)


  • basic proficiency with an acoustic instrument for self-accompaniment
  • ages 15 and up
  • standard weekend festival ticket (if not already purchased)

Space limited to 8 participants

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: August 15, 2021
Selected participants notified by August 20

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.