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A History of CSA: The First Decade (1979-1989)

What is Song Craft ?

Why Join CSA ?

Members featured in Making Music Magazine

American Idol Articles

 Articles on songwriting techniques

Want to Sign a Record Contract ?

Songcrafters' Coloring Book: The Essential Guide to Effective and Successful Songwriting

Interested in a weekend Songwriting Retreat?
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Members have the opportunity to get their songs released on our Compilation CD's
 

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Great performance opportunities at our Showcases and Concert Series. For  performance opportunities and schedules, click here   

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET CSA's FAMOUS SONG CRITIQUES BY e-MAIL?

 

Would you be interested in attending a weekend Songwriter Retreat?
(details here)

 

 

 

 

 

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, benefit concerts, and a series of compilation recordings.

Our newsletter,
Connecticut Songsmith, 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 collaboration.

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!

(more about what we do)

Why Join CSA ?

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CSA President and
Executive Director:
Bill Pere

    CSA Founder:
  Don Donegan

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Members of  
      =>Songsalive
=>RISA
=>IMC


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 forward. Business knowledge to help you get the most from your creations.

 

 

 
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT
SONGWRITING RETREAT

Apr
il 7-9 2017
          Transform  Your Career! 
       LIMITED TO 12  SLOTS!


"Life-Changing" - "Transformative"- "Inspiring"
"Best Value in the Industry!"

REGISTRATION NOW  OPEN
FOR THE 2017 CSA SONGWRITING RETREAT


 --  JOIN CSA  online  or by mail
-- SONG CRITIQUE  by mail or e-mail
-- SUBMIT A SONG   to our Compilation CD Series

  !!!!!  CSA ENVIRONMENTAL SONG CONTEST !!!!
!!!! SEE THE FINAL RESULTS HERE !!!
GET THE CD COMPILATION HERE!!!


 

WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR!

JANUARY 22 12:00-5:00pm
FULL-DAY Songwriting Workshop
Amistad Hall, 75 Main St, Farminton
(includes lunch)

Pre-Registrations get a FREE CSA Compilation CD!

Bill Pere Workshop

A LOOK AT MYTHS , REALITIES  AND
CURRENT TRENDS IF THE CRAFT AND BUSINESS OF SONGWRITING

-What's true, What's not …
-What's current, What's not...
-What's working, What isn't...
-What to seek out, What to avoid...
-What's worth your time, What isn't...
-Who is your audience, Who isn’t
-How to work with a producer -- and How not…
-CDs - Downloads  - Streaming - Video – What to do?
- How to Promote, How Not to…
-Plus Special Topics on Rhythm, Melody, 
And much more information that you rarely get elsewhere!
CRITIQUE SESSION INCLUDED!
BRING A SONG ON CD OR DO IT LIVE, WITH 15 COPIES OF YOUR LYRIC SHEET,  AND RECEIVE VALUABLE CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK

PRE_REGISTRATIONS GET A FREE CSA COMPILATION CD!
Contact: Becky Bridges 860-309-9704 -- rebecca_bridges@snet.net

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February 7, 7:15pm
Song Development Workshop
plus an update on
Tax Issues for Independent Artists


Mystic Morgan House  121 High St, Mystic

Bring a song on CD or play it live and receive in-depth constructive feedback.
This program is FREE for members, $5 for non-members

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CSA SHOWS THAT COLLABORATION WORKS

CSA's  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 !

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CSA COMPILATION CD SERIES

GET YOUR SONGS IN BY OCTOBER 31 FOR THE NEXT CSA COMPILATION CDs.

HERE ARE COMPILATION CDs #21 & 22!

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more CSA Compilations...

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CSA DAY OF PRAISE
COLLABORATIVE CONCERT

COMING ON MARCH 11, 2017
Church of the Good Shepard, Hamden CT.
If you would like to participate, contact us NOW
(info@ctsongs.com)

CSA SHOWS THAT COLLABORATION WORKS

CSA's  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 !

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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 Jonathan Chapin

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The  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

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

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A Look Back at CSA's 25th Anniversary Songwriting Conference

(click here for Concert PHOTOs ! )

(click here for Conference Feedback ! )

( click here for a full review ! )

(click here for press articles)

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NEW
OPPORTUNITY !

The CSA  Songwriting Retreat
April 7-9 2017
REGISTER NOW!

(info here)

Our  retreats are  descibed as
"Life-Changing, Transformative, Inspiring, a shot in the arm!"

info@ctsongs.com

REGISTRATION

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Songcrafters' Coloring Book by Bill Pere
The collected experience of 35 years of  CSA! Your purchase helps support CSA Education Programs.

Comp CDs

Submit a song to the CSA compilation CDs

CSA COMPILATION CD's are Here Available for Download Purchase as single tracks or full CD !

Are you a part of the CSA Community yet?
Join Here

How much do you know about the music business ? Take the
MUSIC BIZ QUIZ.

Need a Song Critique by
e-mail?  Go Here

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Would you like to be a Regional 
CSA SHOWCASE Coordinator  to start or run a performance showcase ?
Info Here

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Info on joining CSA
 

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Perfo
rmance Opportunities through

CSA Summer Showcases

CSA Special Events and Collaborative Concerts

and the LUNCH Ensemble

Would  you like to perform at a show?

  e-mail us
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NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR NEW CSA COMPILATION CD's
 

 THE NEXT CSA COMPILATIONS will be looking for:


-- Spiritual/Inspirational Songs

--  Songs of Social Relevance

-- Country Songs

-- Holiday Songs

-- Patriotic Songs
 

For submission  guidelines, click
 
       here          

If you have a song that
fits any of the themes, send it in for consideration for the next compilation CD.

Songs should be well crafted and professionally produced.

Songs on our compilations
are distributed as physical CD's and sometimes as digital downloads.  Writers get standard mechanical royalties from sales of digital downloads. 

When possible, we do a live concert CD Release Event. (see photos page)

For submission  guidelines, click
 
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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 forward.
Business knowledge to help you get the most from your creations.

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Connecticut
Songwriters Association

PO Box 511 Mystic CT 06355 -- E-Mail: info @ ctsongs.com
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Mystic -- Glastonbury - Watertown - New Haven - Danbury - East Hartford - New London

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