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 ?
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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.
First Come, First Serve
-- BECOME A MEMBER of CSA online or by mail
-- SONG CRITIQUE by mail or e-mail
-- SUBMIT A SONG to our Compilation CD Series
-- SONGWRITING RETREAT info & registration
GET A PERFORMANCE SLOT
at our Monthly Songwriter Showcase (email@example.com)
NEXT OPEN MICS:
Jan 29, Mar 5, Mar 26,
Apr 23, May 21, Jun 25
If you would like a performing slot, contact us NOW to reserve and we'll get you on the list -- (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CSA WORKSHOP Wednesday, Feb 13
Mystic Morgan House 121 High St, Mystic
CSA presents an in-depth song development workshop:
ENHANCING YOUR SONGS WITH DIFFERENT CHORD VOICINGS.
There are so many simple ways to make your songs sound a lot more interesting by using alternate voicing of the same chords you are using. Come and see what you may find.SongCritique to follow.
The workshop is FREE for members, $5 for non-members.
CSA COMPILATION CD SERIES
GET YOUR SONGS IN BY OCTOBER 31
FOR THE NEXT CSA COMPILATION CDs.
HERE ARE COMPILATION CDs #21 & 22!
!!!!! CSA ENVIRONMENTAL SONG CONTEST !!!!
!!!! SEE THE FINAL RESULTS HERE !!!
GET THE CD COMPILATION HERE!!!
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CSA SHOWS THAT COLLABORATION WORKS
CSA's Collaborative Concert events are
educational and uplifting events
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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