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.
JOIN US FOR THE NEXT
April 7-9 2017
Transform Your Career!
LIMITED TO 12 SLOTS!
"Life-Changing" - "Transformative"-
"Best Value in the Industry!"
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
FOR THE 2017 CSA SONGWRITING RETREAT
-- JOIN CSA online or by mail
-- SONG CRITIQUE by mail or e-mail
-- SUBMIT A SONG to our Compilation CD Series
Deadline is July 31
CSA MAY MEETING
The Annual Collaboration Workshop!
Tuesday May 17, 7:15pm, Mystic Morgan House
121 High St, Mystic
Many great songs are written by two or more people working together. The process can be very rewarding or it can be a disaster.
So much depends on what you know about people, creative process, and also about the business aspects of jointly owning a piece of intellectual property. There are many bernefits to be had, and many pitfalls to be avoided.
We'll take a look at the many aspects of collaboration, hear some case studies, and then, we'll write! It is amazing what can be written in an hour with people that you've not worked with before.
The meeting is FREE to members, $5 for non-members.
APRIL 30 7pm
Union Baptist Church
119 High St, Mystic CT
VOICES FOR HOPE
HARRY CHAPIN CONCERT
to benefit Local Social Service Agencies
COME SUPPORT CSA COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Tickets and Info
CSA PRO WORKSHOP
JUNE 14, 7:15 PM
Middletown CT (605 Main St)
Effective Use of Social Media!
With nationally known career coach,
Deb Russell, of
"The Artist's Edge"
An amazing opportunity for songwriters and performing artists. $15 for members, $20 for non-members
GET YOUR SONGS IN BY OCTOBER 31 FOR THE NEXT CSA COMPILATION CDs.
HERE IS COMPILATION CD #21!
more CSA Compilations...
-- MAJOR OPPORTUNITY--
ENVIRONMENTAL SONG COMPETITION
In the coming weeks, CSA will be launching a national song competition to find well-written environmentally-themed songs that can reach people and move them to take action! There will be thousands of dollars in prizes, a compilation album, and lots more. STAY TUNED FOR ALL THE DETAILS ON WHEN AND HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR SONGS.
Meanwhile write something new or polish up something old that calls attention to the environmental issues of our time.
We look forward to your participation!
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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