WHO WE ARE....
WHAT WE DO
The Connecticut Songwriters Association
is one of the oldest and largest songwriter groups in the U.S.. We are
an educational non-profit organization dedicated to improving the art
and craft of original music, combining arts, education and community
outreach since 1979.
More than 2,000 songwriters, musicians
and vocalists from 28 states and 5 countries have joined CSA since it
was founded in 1979.
We have grown to become one of the most
active and best known songwriters associations in the US.
CSA sponsors monthly programs, with
nationally known guest speakers, song
critique sessions, and interactive workshops.
Monthly meetings and Critiques are hosted
by President and Grammy Winning songwriter Bill
Pere, named one of the "Top 50 Groundbreakers and Guiding
Lights of the Music Industry" by Music Connection Magazine.
Programs are designed to provide Indie
Artists and mainstream writers with all the information, resources, and
connections they need to be successful.
We rotate meeting locations around the
State, including: Glastonbury, Middletown, Mystic, etc. The
Association produces songwriter showcases,
and a series of
has been published monthly by since 1980.
As well as songwriters, our members
consist of lyricists, composers, vocalists, producers, musicians,
publishers, & recording artists. We actively encourage and facilitate
CSA has been featured in the
internationally distributed Songwriters Market Book, as well as in media
articles and magazines throughout the State. Sheila Davis' classic book
"Successful Lyric Writing", includes a case study of CSA as a highly
successful regional organization. In partnership with
community outreach organizations like
LUNCH, we have helped raise more than one million dollars for
fighting poverty and for providing essential human services
WE TEACH THE ART OF SUCCESS
SUCCESS COMES FROM OPPORTUNITY, AND OPPORTUNITY
COMES FROM INVOLVEMENT. BE INVOLVED!
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Why Join CSA ?
CSA President and
are always welcome guests at CSA meetings.
You set your goals, and we'll help you achieve songwriting that gets
results you set for yourself.
Production, performance and promotion techniques to keep you moving
Business knowledge to help you get the most from your creations.
RETREAT - Apr 4-6
Career! Sign Up Now!
JUST A FEW SLOTS LEFT!
online or by mail
SONG CRITIQUE by mail or e-mail
SUBMIT A SONG to our Compilation
MUSIC WORKSHOP - March 11, 2014
at the Mystic Morgan House
121 High St, Mystic
with special guest, Jon Gammell
Coming up with great lyrics is difficult enough, but supporting
those lyrics with melodies and chord progressions that are fresh yet
accessible is also a great challenge. It’s too easy to wind up using
the same phrases and progressions over and over again, or finding it
difficult to effectively re-shape scales and keys to give you
exciting variations in your music. ….
and to provide a special offer for CSA members.
Enter TUNESPARKER. Tunesparker is a software program developed by
Jon Gammell that does exactly that – show you a new world of options
when you are trying to set chords to a melody or a melody to chords.
Its ability to show you the full range of scales and chords that can
work with your current song is an amazing asset in creating that
magical balance of the familiar and the unexpected that makes for
memorable music. Jon will be on hand to present and
demonstrate the software,
This meeting is $5 for members,
$10 for non-members.
CRITIQUE SESSION TO FOLLOW
Bring a song with multiple lyric sheets
for constructive feedback
GET INVOLVED !
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE
"Life-Changing!" -- "Transformative!"
The Best Value in the Industry!
Apr 4-6 2014
Register now for to guarantee
your spot and get the lowest rate.
Limited to 12 slots.
JUST A FEW SLOTS LEFT!
RATES GO UP SOON!
Jump-Start your career! Guaranteed to give
you a whole new way to approach your songwriting and give you a new
level of control over your own chosen path.
INFO and REGISTRATION
CSA COMPILATION CD #20!
CSA DAY OF
CSA SHOWS THAT COLLABORATION WORKS
Day of Praise events are
educational and uplifting collaborative concerts
combining the talents of many great CSA artists
for a memorable performance. These benefit shows have raised
thousands of dollars for charitable agencies. We are always
open to helping folks produce events in any style of music. If you
would like to be an event or showcase coordinator please contact us!
It only happens if YOU make it happen !
CSA SUCCESS !
700 people were on their feet for this incredibly successful event to benefit
Liberty Community Services for the homeless in New Haven, bringing together CSA
artists, the Steve Chapin Band, and the LUNCH Ensemble.
LUNCH presented a $1,000 donation for World Hunger Year to Steve and
CSA collaborative concerts presenting the music of the
compilation CDs were great successes!
They are a fine example of talented artists
coming together to lend their skills to each other's songs and
delivering a great concert
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Look Back at CSA's 25th Anniversary Songwriting Conference
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