Accentuate the Postive with The Johnny Mercer Foundation


The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the FIU School of Music have co-partnered to present “Accentuate the Positive Workshop: Enriching your Language Arts and Music Programs through Lyric Writing” on Saturday, February 1st from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. The workshop is intended to be the first step towards developing a partnership that would benefit South Florida educators with more workshops offered at no charge as part of the School’s community outreach initiative.

Sari Rose Barron, Program Director for thee Accentuate the Positive Los Angeles program, will lead teachers in a classroom demonstration showing them how to inspire their students through lyric writing. Teachers that complete the workshop and sign-up to teach four creative writing/lyric writing lessons will be provided with activity books for each of their students.

For more information about the workshop or to rsvp, contact Cathy Benedict at

To learn more about Johnny Mercer and the Foundation, click here.

To learn about more workshops, click here.


About the Foundation

The mission of The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) is to support the discipline of songwriting in the tradition of the Great American Songbook as exemplified by the life and work of Johnny Mercer: lyricist, composer, performer, collaborator and producer. The Foundation continues Johnny’s legacy by partnering with individuals and organizations dedicated to celebrating and nourishing the disciplines he mastered, and the causes he and Ginger Mercer championed.



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