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 Bill
Pere, named one of the "Top 50 Groundbreakers and Guiding
Lights of the Music Industry" by Music Connection Magazine, and
one of the writers on a Grammy winning multi-artist CD.
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,
and a series of
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
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 hundreds of thousands of 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
Business knowledge to help you get the most from your creations.
online or by mail
Career! Sign Up Now!
SONG CRITIQUE by mail or e-mail
SUBMIT A SONG to our Compilation
CSA PROGRAMS IN JUNE
Wednesday June 12, 7:15pm
Glastonbury YMCA, Welles St (Fox Run Mall)
IAn in-depth all-critique session. Bring your works-in- progress
with 15 copies of typed lyric sheets and get valuable constructive
feedback on your songs. We will have time to do a thorough
discussion of each song. Songs may be presented live or on CD. If
you only have an mp3 version on a mobile device, bring a mini-patch
cable. CSA is known for providing among the best critiques in
This program is free to members, $5 for
Success comes from opportunity.
Opportunity comes from involvement.
Sign up now for a performance slot at the annual CSA
June 23, 2pm-5pm at the beautiful JB Williams Park Pavillion
in Glastonbury (directions are in the newsletter)
All are encouraged to come share your songs (and food) in a
beautiful setting. The sound system is provided. The pavilion is
covered, so the event is rain or shine! Sign up now for your
performance slot. Contact Don Donegan
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your
performance slot. This opportunity is open to all.
CSA COMPILATION CD #20!
CSA DAY OF
CSA SHOWS THAT COLLABORATION WORKS
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
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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Look Back at CSA's 25th Anniversary Songwriting Conference
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