Our fall fundraising drive has kicked off.We need your tax deductible donations to keep DSA running. Here is the President's letter to DSA.
"Dallas Songwriter Association Members and friends,
Fall is almost here and so is our annual fundraising drive! Basically our funds come from dues and song contest fees, but those sources can fluctuate greatly. We need your help keep the DSA a viable non-profit association that benefits our members and the community. Your tax deductible donation will help the DSA keep alive all of the following, which makes us one of the busiest musical associations in the country.
• Educational programs and music industry speakers at regular monthly meeting.
• Song critiques by industry experts for your songs at each monthly meeting.
• Songwriting feedback sessions at Song Swap workshops twice a month.
• Worldwide lyric contests four time a year.
• Worldwide song contest once a year featuring 8 song categories and industry judges.
• Open mics for anyone to perform original songs 3 times a month, including the Kitchen Café, Dunn Brothers and Half Price Books
• Saturday night showcases for members at least once a month
• Performance opportunities for members at the Wildflower Festival and Poor David's Pub,
• Workshop opportunities with great song writers like the Girls From Nashville (Liz Rose, Allyssa McHeala, Ashley Ray, Heather Morgan) and musi c industry experts like Larry Beaird
• Monthly on-line newsletter with music industry information and help for songwriters
• A DSA website that enables members to having e their own page on the website to share their music and activities.
With $25 you will receive a DSA T-shirt, with $50 you will get a great DSA cap, and for $75 you get the DSA cap, T-shirt, and 2 DSA cuzzies. For donations of $100 or more you will get the gift premiums plus recognition in the DSA newsletter every month as a special contributor to the DSA.
To donate, just go to the DSA website at Home - Dallas Songwriters Association and click on the donation link.
Many thanks. ... Michael Brandenberger, President, Dallas Songwriters Association "
On Oct 7 - 8 the #1 vocal coach in LA Steven Memel Vocal Workshop is giving a workshop at Alchemy Music Academy in Richardson. Private lessons are also available on Sunday. See #7 Workshops below.
Our guest speaker for this month's 2nd Tuesday Meeting is moi. I will talk about the song evaluation process we use for our critique session. I will tell you the secrets of a popular song and how to polish your song before spending your hard earned cash on a recording session. Also, bring your songs in for critique or submit via the website if you can't be there.
The Spring and Summer Lyric Contest are currently being judged. Our next deadline is Dec. 31st See #5 below.
DSA will have a booth at the Arlington Guitar Show October 16 -17. Come out and shop for a new axe. Don't forget to visit our booth.
Did you know we are live streaming on Facebook? Thanks to Harry Hewlett you can view some of our open mics and guest speakers in a live stream on Facebook? Can't make it? Then tune in to Facebook/dallassongwriters. Want to be on our facebook streams? Show up and perform.
For a complete calendar list see #8 Events below.
Spring 2016 Songwriters Notes Get a pdf version here.
1. ANNUAL SONG CONTEST - 2016 NOW OPEN - DEADLINE Sept 30th
2nd Runner up
2015 SONG CONTEST WINNER T EDWIN DOSS WITH GRAND PRIZE CASIO PRIVIA
Hard Copy of Songwriters Notes Spring 2016 issue with 2015 winners
2001 - 2007 Winners Compilation CDs available at the DSA store
All winning songs are on a CD Compilation that was given out at the Awards Ceremony. To get any 3 double CD's simply make a quarter note donation to DSA through our online store and send us an email to request which 3 years of Cd's you want us to mail you.
Polishing Your Final Draft by Applying the Secrets of the Popular Song
Barbara McMillen is the founder of the Dallas Songwriters Association and currently Professor of Songwriting at Collin College in Plano, Tx. She has written for film and television, had her songs recorded by numerous artists, and performed professionally in a number of genres over the years. She is also a music therapist. So come on out for a little song therapy. More about Barbara at BarbaraMcMillen.com
2900 Live Oak
Dec. 13 Awards Dinner
Recordings of past DSA Second Tuesday guest speakers
Reviews of past DSA Second Tuesday guest speakersOct 2015 Tirk Wilder https://dallassongwriters.org/busy-dsa-october-began-with-tirk-wilder/
3. BEST SONGS of the 2nd Tuesday Meeting
|Harry Hewlett, Dori Weaver, Michael Brandenberger|
January - Time to Leave by Beth Murphy
February - My Pickup Truck by Charles Carter
March - Last Chance to Dance in Texas by Rio King
April - I'm Singing My Heart Out In Dallas Tonight by Charles Carter
May - Dallas by Charles Carter
June - none
July - none
Aug - no meeting
Sept - Play Me Sump'm Like Dat - Rio King
2015 Winner - Waiting to Breathe by Dori Weaver
Q&A With Winner, Dori Weaver
is Rio King with the most wins at the meeting critiques
4. SHOWCASES AND OPEN MICS -
DUNN BROTHERS COFFEE HOUSE - Addison
4th Saturday 7:30 - 11:00 Check out our facebook page where Harry is posting live streaming.
7:30 Buck ’n’ Harry
8:00 Michael Franceus
8:30 Sugar Daddy and the M&Ms
9:30 Gregory Waits
10:00 Marcus Belmore
10:30 Allen Larson
SPRING 2016 -WINNERS
FENCES Bill Kapac, Williamstown, PA
A TASTE OF LOVE SO SWEET
REMEMBER ME AS A SUNNY DAY
SAID A FATHER TO HIS SON
SUGAR FROM THE VINE
RIVER OF MEMORIES
See comments on website: https://dallassongwriters.org/dsa-lyric-contest-winners-winter-2016/
SUMMER and FALL 2015 RESULTS
CRITIQUES FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2016
6. MEMBER NEWS -
Secretary - Ginger Stanoiu
Harry Hewlett - A/R
VACANCY - VP of Membership
Joe Milton, Ken Duren - At Large
Rachel Wilheim - Technology
Marcus Belmore - Webmaster
NEW MEMBERS: Have you joined our member only yahoo group where you can talk with the group and get special offers and last minute updates on events? subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPIRED IN MARCH: Pete Miller, Tippy Balady, Phoenix Rose, Tim York
EXPIRED IN APRIL: Phillip Wildman, Shane Andrews
EXPIRED IN MAY: Ted Pearce, Mark Evans, Tamara Stamps, Ray Baker, Timothy McGarity
EXPIRED IN JUNE: John Thomas Lane
EXPIRED IN JULY: Michael Franceus, Tom Prasado Rao, Crystal Taylor, Bill Sibley
EXPIRED IN AUG: Yanna Zovich, Minnie Murray, Waren Hanson
EXPIRED IN SEPT: Rick Babb, Tom Thomas, Harry Hewlett
TIME TO RENEW: Denise Rosier, Katie Hardyman, Charlie Hill, Raquel Nguyen, Morri Hartgraves, Charles Carter, Darren Rozell, M'Lynn Musgrove, Stephen McKinnell, Jenni Peal, Jay Gallagher, Rick Webster
7. WORKSHOPS - DSA WORKSHOPS
Oct 7 -8 Steven Memel Vocal Workshop, Richardson Tx
The #1 vocal coach in Los Angeles is coming to town
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the creator of “The Science of Switching On” a break through method for Voice Technique and Performance.
Steven Memel is an internationally acclaimed voice and performance coach, based in Los Angeles, CA. as well as an award-winning actor and director. He has aided in building the careers of some of the most talented and successful people in the world of entertainment. Private lessons available on Sunday. For more info email Briana.
ALL AGES – ALL SKILL LEVELS
Read the Review of the Roy Elkins Workshop
8. EVENTS - Featuring local and worldwide events of the songwriting community including, seminars, conferences, and showcases.
8 - 9 Blue Rock Christmas with Amy Speace and Billy Crockett, Wimbersly
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 6:30pm - Terri and Lloyd - Black Box Songwriter Concert Series
9. Featured Articles:
DSA Song Contest Closed
October 15 is the online submissions deadline for the 2016 NewSong Contest. Now in its 15th year, the competition showcases emerging performing...