Wednesday, August 5, 2020


Hello Songwriter,
           Still in lockdown here! But thanks to Harry we are still having most of our events virtually. Please join us. Two weekly events and 3 monthly events. Join our online community weekly for the Wednesday Open Mic and get in line for the Saturday Showcase. Check out our details below in #5.

 Check out the new blog for DSA website. There are eight categories: Songwriting Tips, General, Humor, My Lyrics, Music Business, Music Promotion, Music Technology and Inspirational. Don Wall has a new blog post entitled My COVID Road Trip in the Inspirational section.
Please check out the blog site and read the new articles:

Our Annual International Songwriting Contest is open with a deadline of Sept 30th. The contest which offers more than $5,000 in prizes with winners in 9 categories which includes the new category of Young Songwriters Song Contest for 18 and under. We now have the proper link to enter through our Song Contest Submission Partner,  Entries can also be submitted through the DSA website   In 2019, we had entries and winners from Iceland, Sweden, the UK, and all over the United States. A complete breakdown of the rules, and details about the 2019 winners can be found at

We've added a new category to our contest so spread the word to your young friends.
DSA Young Songwriters Contest - for youth 18 and under.   June 1 - Sept 30

In addition to our International Songwriting Contest, members can enter the Quarterly Lyric Contest, and monthly song critiques. 

Monthly Events 

 The new “DSA Global” initiative is a way to connect the international music community to the Texas music scene. Live performances and camaraderie with fellow songwriters make up the soul of DSA. The DSA currently offers members 2 virtual workshops each month, 4 virtual showcases, 4 virtual open mics, plus a live open mic streamed to Facebook and other special events.Watch a live stream on Facebook:
 Wanna join us online for our events via Zoom? It's easier than you think ! Here is a how to video: ZOOM’S JOIN A MEETING VIDEO (Watch this video first!)

SPECIAL EVENT THIS MONTH- Instead of our monthly meeting, we will be having a Virtual Party this Saturday, Aug 8, 2-5 - See number 5 below for details 

Our regular DSA MONTHLY EVENTS have gone virtual
* First Thursday Monthly Meeting, with guest speaker and song critiques resumes next month
Songwriter Meetup, 1st Monday, virtual
* Every Wednesday Virtual Open Mic
* 4th Thursday Showcase at Love and War in Texas in Plano
   will be live at Love and War and streamed live to FB
•  DSA Global Virtual Showcase - every Saturday 12 - 2 CT


CITYLINE COURTYARD – Aug 29th 6 - 9, Sept 10 6-9 , Oct 8, 6-9

DSA Hall of Fame - call for Rising Star performers
This year, our annual DSA Hall of Fame Event, which honors outstanding songwriters with North Texas ties, has been postponed until April 19, 2021.  

Deep Ellum Festival Cancelled

Here's a list of monthly events and the Facebook event links. Mark it in your browser for easy access to the Zoom links to participate
Also, to watch go to our Facebook page and click on LIVE button at the top.


If you are interested in taking a class but want to do it as Continuing Ed, let me know and I will direct you to the right person.
Duration: Aug 24, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:45 pm.   Monday
Plano Campus-Spring Creek B154

Aug 24, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020
11:30 am - 12:45 pm.   TR
Plano Campus-Spring Creek B154

We are migrating our member forum from yahoo to google groups. Here is the new google group.

We still count on you for support with your membership and donations. But most of all we want you to take advantage of the educational opportunities and participate. 
There is still a chance to donate for the new year. Your generosity keeps our organization going. Just go to and click on the donation link. 

Thanks to Paul Zander, John Jaggers, Bobby Montgomery, David Lewis, Michael Brandenberger, Phillip Casteel, Alexis Tapp, Don Wall, Harry Hewlett, Kery Maddox, Ginger Stanoia, Kenneth Shoemaker, and Kristi Myers for their recent contributions to our fall fundraiser. Other contributors include Ireland, John Jaggers, Bill Kapac, Rio King, Mimi Balkey, Suzi Morse, and Jared LoStrato. Go to this link:

Thanks to Harry Hewlett you can view some of our open mics and guest speakers in a live stream on Facebook? See guest our guest speakers, and past Angela's showcases. Can't make it? Then tune into Facebook/dallassongwriters. Want to be on our facebook streams? Show up and perform.

Stay at home and stay safe.