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.
-- CSA WORKSHOP --
Wednesday, June 9
"Journaling For Creative Abundance"
A Creative Process Workshop for writers and artists.
Presented by music pro and creativity coach Jim Clark
formerly of the band "Amber Blues"
The workshop combines creative-writing, stimulating prompts and journaling models with lunar calendars, astrology, and metaphysical energy work, to cultivate practices that nurture a creative, sustainable, and abundant life.
This workshop is for:
• Anyone who feels that they are artistically, emotionally, personally, or professionally blocked
• Anyone who is seeking an outlet for expression, a source of inspiration, and/or exploration into the world of Metaphysical Arts.
CRITIQUE SESSION TO FOLLOW
Attendees may present a song on CD or live, with multiple copies of types lyric sheets, and receive constructive feedback.
This program is $5 for CSA members, $10 for non-members.
GET INVOLVED !
-- CSA Performance Opportunity--
Saturday, July 11 in Wethersfield, beginning at noon.
The 12th annual House Party and Jam
FULL STAGE AND BACKLINE PROVIDED!
JUST BRING YOURSELF AND YOUR SONGS, AND JOIN WITH LOTS OF TALENTED FOLKS IN PERFORMING EACH OTHER'S SONGS.
GREAT FUN AND NETWORKING.
Details in the newsletter.
-- CSA PRO WORKSHOP --
Coming this Fall
(rescheduled from May)
Mystic Morgan House, 121 High St, Mystic
Long-Time Industry Pro Norman Dolph presents the Ins and Outs of submitting your songs through placement services using tools like Music X-Ray. Norman, a songwriterand producer, has worked with Andy Warhol/Velvet Underground, and is past board member of the Songwriters Guild of America. He has written a book on the topic and will share his valuable professional insights. A critique session will follow with Norman giving feedback on your songs.
This program is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.
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
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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