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Would you be interested in attending a weekend
FARMINGTON VALLEY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL
(sponsored by the Connecticut Songwriters Association)
Limited to the first 20 who sign up.
Once all the slots are filled, registration will close.
Deadline to Register is October 17, 2019
--REGISTER HERE -- DETAILS BELOW --
REGISTER SECURELY BELOW VIA PAYPAL
(Use any Credit Card)
The Winner receives:
-- A 3-year membership to CSA
-- A featured performace slot at the CSA "Music With Meaning" Songwriter Showcase
-- A permanent Spotlight page on the CSA Website
-- A free Music Business and Career consultation at the CT Songwriting Academy in Mystic
This is a totally volunteer-run, non-profit songwriting contest. CSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization. All proceeds go toward prizes and to benefit CSA's education outreach programs through music.
Contest Terms and Conditions
-- This is a SONG competition, not a performance competition.
What matters most is the SONG, not how well it is performed.
The contest is open to all songwriters and any style of acoustic music.
The focus is on content, not style.
-- You do not have to be a member of the Connecticut Songwriters Association to enter the contest. It is open to all, but due to time and logistics, only the first 20 artists who register will be able to participate.
-- The contest runs from noon - 2:00pm on Oct 19 at the Festival.
Acts will perform in the order that registration is received.
-- READ CAREFULLY: A Basic PA system is provided (vocal mics and guitar inputs) Logistics prevent any time for setup of additional amps, drums, etc.
Any other acoustic, self-contained instruments that can be carried on and off without needing amplicfication are ok. (Acoustic bass, fiddle, flute, etc.) Hand percussion and cajone is permitted).
Battery-powered intruments that are self-amplified are ok as long as they are carry-on/carry-off with no external connections.
-- SONG IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 4:00 MINUTES IN LENGTH
-- There MUST be a LYRIC SHEET for the song performed
(to be submitted below with your registration)
-- Writers retain all rights to any songs performed in the contest
-- You must own the rights or have permission to perform the song:
-- You may register online (below). There is a registration fee of $10.
Entry fee is non-refundable (except if received after the limit of
20 participants is reached).
-- CSA reserves the right to adjust the contest guidelines if it deems necessary.
We look forward to your participation in the
Farmington Valley Acoustic Song Contest
( The Connecticut Songwriters Association is one of the oldest songwriter organizations in the U.S. Founded in 1979, CSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving the art and craft of original music. CSA has run or participated in many songwriting and performance competitions across the U.S. and internationally.
CSA's President is Grammy-winning songwriter Bill Pere, who is the author of the industry-standard songwriting guide "Songcrafters; Coloring Book" )
(requires payment via Paypal. You may use a credit card.)
Step 1: Read all the Rules and Instructions above.
Step 2: Send an email to FVA@ctsongwriters.com INDICATING:
-- Name and EMAIL for all performers in the act
-- A contact mailing address
and Cell Phone Number
-- TITLE of the song you will perform, and the writer(s) name(s)
-- LYRICS FOR THE SONG (chords are not necessary -- just lyrics
Step 3 - Process your registration payment through Paypal below.
Step 4 - You will receive verification within a day or two as to the
status of your registration
Please note that tickets to the festival itself are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased from the Festival website.
The Song Contest registration Fee is separate from a Festival Admission Ticket.
REGISTER HERE WITH PAYPAL
This is a volunteer-run, non-profit songwriting contest. CSA is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization. All proceeds go to benefit CSA's education outreach programs through music
( CSA is one of the oldest and most active songwriter organizations in the U.S. Founded in 1979, CSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to improving the art and craft of original music. CSA has run or participated in many songwriting and performance competitions across the U.S. and internationally. CSA's current President is Grammy-winning songwriter Bill Pere, who is the author of the industry-standard songwriting guide "Songcrafters; Coloring Book" )