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note5.gif (5588 bytes) CSA ENVIRONMENTAL  SONG COMPETITION
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A Songwriting Event to Help
Raise Awareness of Environmental Issues  

Sponsored by the Connecticut Songwriters Association and other concerned groups and individuals

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE
CSA ENVIRONMENTAL SONGWRITING CONTEST

And a Tremendous THANK YOU to all these wonderful and talented songwriters
who submitted entries to help raise environmental awareness through music!

When we launched the Environmental Song Contest, we did not expect it to have such a broad reach and move so many people to participate.  We received entries from across the US, from Alaska to Maine, and across Canada.   Every song clearly exhibited a sincere passion for the topic being presented and an appreciation for the opportunity to speak to others through the incredible power of song.

There was a far greater number of excellent songs than the number of prizes we have available,  and we truly wish we could have given out more awards. 
We encourage everyone to visit the websites of all the artists listed below,  and support their work.

COME TO THE LIVE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENSS CONCERT ON SEPT 10 (See Below)

j Susan Shann
dave morris
Jan Gillies
tom Hazuka

Jane Fallon
Brookline, NH
"Northern White"
1st PLACE - $2500

Susan Shann
Ashland City, TN
"Price on Heaven
(Song For Bristol Bay)
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2nd PLACE - $1000

David Morris/Jodie Morris, Gaithersburg, MD
"Kingdom Come"
3rd PLACE -$500

Jan Gillies
Baker, WV
"Change Is Coming"
4th PLACE -$250

Tom Hazuka
Berlin, CT
"The Farm (Fifteen Minurtes)"
4th PLACE -$250

HONORABLE MENTION (places 6-10)

6th Place
7th Place
8th Place
9th Place
10th Place (tie)
10th Place (tie)
Dan Schatz
David Roth
Becky Bridges
Bonnie Nichols
Katie Oates
Doug Hendren
Becky Bridges**
Torrington, CT
"Climate Change Blue"

Katie Oates
Charlotte, NC
"Saving the Whales"

Douglas Hendren
Harrisonburg, VA
"Solar Spill"
                                                                                                               ** co-written with Bill Bridges, Fred Mertz,Beth Mertz

SPECIAL SHOUT-OUTS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS:

A special Honorable Mention to Paul Reiser and his  2nd-Grade students at Venable Elementary and Turner Elementary School in Virginia. Paul got kids involved in writing the songs he submitted.  That’s a great way to raise awareness in our upcoming generation.  
See  www.KidPanAlley.org

Our deepest thanks to music legend Si Kahn, who did an amazing job of spreading the word and getting folks to participate in this event.   Our thanks to him and all the talented folks in his network who lent their voice to this event. (http://www.sikahn.com)

We were also so pleased to hear from our friend and Grammy winner Tom Chapin , who shared several songs with us as well in support of our efforts.   Our sister organization L.U.N.C.H. (Local United Netowk to Combat Hunger) carries on the work of the great Harry Chapin. ( http://www.lunchensemble.com)

We appreciate what so many of you had to say to us::

"Thanks so much for sponsoring this Environmental Song Competition, a real contribution to the
  preservation of our world"
– Si Kahn,  Charlotte, NC

"Thanks for helping awareness of our environment"   -- Jane Fallon, Brookline, NH

"Thanks for thinking of this contest. Seems to me to be a good thing all around" -- Bob Bossin,  BC, Canada

"Thanks for supporting environmental education through music!"-- Jan Gillies,  Baker, WV

"Thank you for focusing on our environmental issues. We must do all we can and right now" -- Jim Pennell, Indianapolis, IN

"Thanks for sharing my view that music can be used to promote a healthier environment" -- Bill Sidenstick,  Burke, VA

"Thanks, and thanks for sponsoring this most interesting contest!" -- Doug Hendren, Harrisoburg, VA

"Thanks for your efforts" -- Steve Eulberg,  San Mateo, CA

"Thanks for the opportunity!" -- Mike Turner, Fairhope, AL

"Thanks for doing this contest!" -- Rob Veale, Fairfax, VA

Support our fellow singer-songwriters who have participated in this event, lending their talent and creativity to the cause of raising environmental awareness through music.   Visit their websites, and listen to their work.                

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Annie Lynn

www.annielynn.net

Audrey Adair

 

Becky Bridges

www.wheelerbridgemusic.net/wordpress

Bonnie J. Nichols

www.bonnienichols.com

Brian Foster

 

Carly Ritter

https://www.facebook.com/carlyrittermusic

Charlie Bernstein

www.thefullertons.net

Chelsea Saddler

www.ChelseaSaddlerMusic.com

Chip Kiger

www.cdbaby.com/cd/lateforthetrain2

Christine Stay

www.frictionfarm.com

Chuck Williams

www.chuckwilliamsmusic.com

Colleen Anderson

www.colleenanderson.com

Cynthia Brando

www.cynthiabrando.com

Dan Schatz

www.danschatz.com

Darryl F. Reilly

 

Dave Nealon

 www.nealonsongs.com

David Morris

 

David Rood  

David Roth

www.davidrothmusic.com

DeWitt Crosby

 

Donna Mulhollan

www.stillonthehill.com

Doug Patrick

www.reverbnation.com/dougpatrick

Douglas Hendren

 www.musicalscalpel.com

Ed McGuirl 

 

Edith Wallace

www.edithwallace.com

Edmund Snyder

www.edmundsnyder.bandcamp.com

Erica Olsen

www.reverbnation.com/bigmamajoy

Erika Kulnys

www.erikakulnys.com

Gene Mills

www.geneandgaylamills.com

Grant Maloy Smith

www.grant-maloy-smith.com

Grey Jacks

 www.theGreyA.com

Irena makarchuk

www.irenahart.com

Isabella O. Perelman

www.izzabellamusic.com

J Morris

www.mulberrycoach.com

Jackie Thacker

 

Jaime Michaels

www.jaimemichaels.com

James K. Puckett

 

Jamws David Baldwin

 

Jane Fallon

www.janefallon.com

Janet Gillies

www.facebook.com/JanGilliesMusic

Jim Pennell

www.acousticcatfish.com

Jim Thorne

www.facebook.com/jimthornemusic/

John Jennings 

 www.johnjennings-music.com

John O'Connor

www. johnpauloconnor.com

Karyn Michaelson 

www.karynmichaelson.com

Katie Oates

www.katieoates.com/saving-the-whales-video-and-picture-credits

Ken Dunn

www.kendunnmusic.com

Laura Lind

www.LauraLindMusic.com

Laurelyn Dosset

www.laurelyndossett.com

Lawrence King

 

Lawrence Vilchek

www.rootdeco.com

Lloyd MacHardy

 

M. Elena Adrianza-Tangrea

www. larkrize@larkrize.com

Mary Wheelan

www.reverbnation.com/marywheelan

Michael Henson

www.michaelhenson.org

Michael Monroe

www.michaelmonroemusic.com

Mike Glick 

www.generations-music.com

Mike Turner

 

Patrycya Hill

 

Paul I Epstein 

www.paulepstein.net

Paul Reisler 

www.KidPanAlley.org

Rachel Layne

www.rachellayne.com

Robert Swain

kingstreetbluegrass.com

Robert Veale

 

Ronald E. Ward

 

Shayar (Lenval) Jarrett

www.rasshayar.com

Si Kahn

www.sikahn.com

Steve Eulberg

www.steveeulberg.com

Steve Langley

 

Steve Langley

 

Steven  Azzaro

 

Susan Shann

www.susanshann.com

T. G.Vanini

www.princesofserendip.info

T.R. Ritchie

 www. tracyspring.com

Thomas Aaron Garlow

www.ThomasAaronGarlow.com

Thomas Smirniotopoulos

 

Timothy Scott Williams

www.tstunes.com

Tom Chapin

tomchapin.com

Tom Smith

www.tomsmithmusic.com

Tom Smith

www.tomsmithmusic.com

Tonya Adkins

 

Tracy Spring

 www. tracyspring.com

Tret Fure

www.tretfure.com

Vivi Melody

www.vivimelody.com

William “Bill” Sidenstick

www.philosphicalnature.com

Contest organizers:

Bill Pere   http://www.billpere.com
Connecticut Songwriters Association  http://www.ctsongs.com


COME TO THE LIVE PERFORMANCE!

with some of the contest winners including
Grand Prize Winner Jane Fallon, and guest appearances from
Bill Pere, Kay Pere, Mandy Sullivan, and other artists.

COME HEAR THE SONGS THAT GIVE VOICE TO SOME OF THE IMPORTANT ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT US ALL. PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Environmental Awareness Concert
September 10, 3-5pm at the historic
Coogan Farm Nature & Heritage Center, Mystic, CT


COME HEAR OUR CONTEST WINNERS AND SOME GREAT ARTISTS WITH
SONGS TO RAISE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS. 
Bring a lawn chair, picnic blanket, and enjoy the afternoon in a a beautiful natural setting.   Rain or Shine.


COME JOIN US! BRING A FRIEND!

(Bring chairs and a picnic blanket!)

 

OUR SPONORS:

CTACAD logo saw logo ohvec logo dpnc logo

    And Some Concerned Anonymous Donors

A tremendous "thank you" to the many talented and passionate songwriters who shared their music and their desire to raise awareness and evoke action for the environemtnal issues that affect us all,

 

( 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 Perewho is the author of the industry-standard songwriting guide "Songcrafters; Coloring Book" )

 

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