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.
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-- JOIN CSA online or by mail
-- SONG CRITIQUE by mail or e-mail
-- SUBMIT A SONG to our Compilation
-- Contact us.
-- CSA FEBRUARY WORKSHOP --
Tuesday, Feb 10
Mystic Morgan House, 121 High St, Mystic
SONG DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
This meeting is FREE for members, $5 for non-members.
There are well-crafted songs that are not hits, and there are not-so-well-crafted songs that do become hits. "Craft" and "Popularity" are separate song parameters. not necessarily tied together.
We'll listen to some songs that are considered "successful" and look at whether or not they are well-crafted. Then you may present your songs and we'll have an
in-depth critique to provide you with constructive feedback.
To have a song critiqued, bring multiple lyric sheets, and a song on CD or mp3 device, or do it live. CSA critiques are considered among the best in the industry.
We'll see you there, and bring a friend!
See you there, and bring a friend!
GET INVOLVED !
-- MORE CSA FEB/MARCH EVENTS --
(The CSA MARCH meeting will be the Feb 21 event)
Saturday February 21 9am-5pm at University of Massachusetts (UMASS) in Lowell, MA. CSA teams up with the New England Music Awards to present a songwriting workshop, and a day of mentoring along with panels and workshops from many music professionals on a range of topics. There is no better way to network than to attend a conference – and it is FREE! Details here:
ALSO IN MARCH, Fri-Sat March 27-28 at Congress Hall, Cape May, NJ: The Annual Singer-Songwriter Conference (SS Cape May). Two days of great workshops and panels with current music professionals. CSA will be there with 3 workshops and a mentoring station.
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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