2007 John Lennon Scholarship: Emily Shackelton

Posted in News on May 3, 2007

Emily Shackelton is a singer/songwriter currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been writing songs since the age of thirteen, studying piano since she was seven, and singing for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a rural town in Northern Minnesota, she developed her imagination early, and was greatly influenced by her parents’ favorite artists – Carole King, Dan Fogelberg, and other singer/songwriters from that era. Graduating this May with a major in songwriting from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music, Emily plans to move to Nashville and follow the dreams she’s had since she was a child – to be a success in the music industry. She has performed for events all over the United States, including the National Children’s Defense Fund, the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tour, and Garrison Keilor’s A Prairie Home Companion, as well as singing the National Anthem for the Red Sox, the Kansas City Royals, and the Minnesota Twins. She also can be seen every week performing her own nights at Boston’s Terrace Bar and Encore Lounge. Emily’s true passion is songwriting, and she has garnered attention not only from Berklee, but also from publishing companies around the country. Her greatest goal is to hear her songs on the radio, recorded by the biggest artists in the industry.

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