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.
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!
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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 forward.
Business knowledge to help you get the most from your creations.
April 8-10 2016
Transform Your Career!
LIMITED TO 12 SLOTS!
"Life-Changing" - "Transformative"
"Best Value in the Industry!"
-- JOIN CSA online or by mail
-- SONG CRITIQUE by mail or e-mail
-- SUBMIT A SONG to our Compilation
-- Contact us.
-- SONG DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP --
Wed, Sept 9, 7:15pm at
The Buttonwood Tree,
605 N Main St, Middletown CT
CSA presents a Song Development Workshop In-depth, constructive feedback is invaluable for finding points in your song that can be tweaked for improvement. A true Level-3 critique can uncover strengths and weaknesses you might never have been aware of. Come and bring a song for in-depth critique and receive valuable constructive feedback from supportive folks. Present your song live or on CD, and please bring multiple copies of typed lyric sheets. This program is free to members, $5 for non- members. See you there, and bring a friend!
GET INVOLVED !
-- RHYTHM WORKSHOP --
Wed, Oct 7 7:15pm
Mystic Morgan House,
121 High St, Mystic
The CSA October meeting will be held Wed, Oct 7, 7:15pm at the Mystic Morgan House. CSA presents a Rhythm Workshop. Of all the many aspects of music and songwriting, rhythm mastery is the one thing that most writers and musicians find elusive, both for prosody and for recording.
What is the difference between 3/4 time and 6/8? What are the 5 primary ways to split 4/4 time? What is the relationship of musical syncopation to lyrical prosody? How can you make a drum machine sound "real"? What do swing and shuffle really mean? These are just a few of the key questions that can make or break a song or a recording. The program is $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
COME AND LEARN!
CSA COMPILATION CD #20!
CSA DAY OF PRAISE
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 !
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
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
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A Look Back at CSA's 25th Anniversary Songwriting Conference
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