Dallas Songwriters Association

DSA is a 501 C3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing learning opportunities on the craft and business of songwriting. All styles of music are welcome in the DSA, and membership includes writers of all ages. DSA monthly activities include meetings with guest speakers, song critiques and performance showcases that are open to the public. In addition, the DSA supports and promotes workshops and contests and publishes a monthly newsletter.

CELEBRATING 32 YEARS IN 2019
MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

JANUARY 2021 EVENTS

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:


MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques -
https://dallassongwriters.org/song-critique/
Jan 7. 6:30PM  - Brad Davis is back! By demand for Part 2

DSA Board Meeting - Tuesday, Jan 5 - 7 - 10 - Elections, Planning 

WORKSHOP - Virtual
  1st Monday MEETUP - ZOOM LAB (for those preparing for virtual showcase) and SONG SWAP and discussion - Jan 4
Hosted by Harry Hewlett - bring songs your working on

OPEN MIC  - Virtual
Harry's DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86341155881

Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday 
Has been discontinued in June 2020 and beyond until further notice. The longest running open mic in DSA history was started by Craig St Clair on Thursday, November 18, 2004 and was held on every third Thursday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30pm for 15 and 1/2 years until the COVID pandemic shut us down in March of 2020. Dunn Brothers will be receiving a DSA Community Award on January 16 at our 2020 Awards Program.

SHOWCASES - Physical &  Virtual - check on Facebook for updates

Love and War - Thursday - Jan 28 - We are back to regular 4th Thursday - this will be at the venue and streamed to FB. It is currently an open mic, and will return to a showcase down the road


DSA Virtual Global Showcase- Every Saturday 12 - 3 Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
DSA members performing on Zoom from around the world. Tune in and see members from far away.   Create you own watch party and invite friends.
9th DSA Song Contest Awards Semifinalist perform 
16th DSA 2020 Awards Program
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87932958559

DSA CITYLINE COURTYARD SHOWCASE – resumes next May

Deep Ellum Dallas Songwriters Spotlight Stage  - April 2-4, 2021  7 - 10

SPECIAL EVENTS
DSA HALL OF FAME -    April 17 at Love and War in Plano
Call for 18 and under  Rising Star performers


SONG CONTEST Awards Program-  2020 Contest - AWARDS
                                   2020 Winners Announced Jan. 16
                                   Awards Program will be virtual on Zoom
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

CONTESTS
LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Dec 31, March 31
                                     2020 Summer Winners
                                       2020 Spring Winners
                                      2020 Winter Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -  2020 Contest - AWARDS
                                   2020 Semifinalist Announced 
                                   Awards Program - Virtual  Jan 16
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH  - 
Entrants music be 18 & under  - Winner performs at Awards Program

Donate to DSA in general here:

Check out the newsletter, Songwriters Notes, for details at:

Stay connected to us on Facebook:

BECOME A DSA MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

DECEMBER EVENTS

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:


MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Christmas Party
Dec 17. 7:PM  - Virtual on Thursday - Let's Sing Christmas Songs

TOY DRIVE
As part on our Mission Statement each year we partner with Sons of Hermann Hall as a proud sponsor of  “Blue Christmas in July” event. This 20 plus year old organization provides Christmas toys to underprivileged children in south Dallas who may not otherwise receive gifts at Christmas time. Click on the link below to donate:


One hundred % of your donation goes to the purchase of toys. This is a charity so very close to my heart as I have seen the smile on the faces of children who didn’t expect to get anything for Christmas.
Want to drop off a toy in person? You can do that on Friday, Dec 11, 5 - 8 at Sons of Hermann Hall.

DSA Board Meeting - Dec 1

WORKSHOP - Virtual
  1st Monday MEETUP - ZOOM LAB and SONG SWAP and discussion - Dec 7
Hosted by Harry Hewlett - bring songs your working on

OPEN MIC  - Virtual
Harry's DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86341155881

Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday 
Has been discontinued in June 2020 and beyond until further notice

SHOWCASES - Physical &  Virtual - check on Facebook for updates

Love and War - Tuesday - Dec 22 - This is on Tuesday because of Christmas - this will be at the venue and streamed to FB. It is currently an open mic, and will return to a showcase down the road


DSA Virtual Global Showcase- Every Saturday 12 - 3 Dec 5, 12, 19, 26
DSA members performing on Zoom from around the world. Tune in and see members from far away.   Create you own watch party and invite friends.
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87932958559

DSA CITYLINE COURTYARD SHOWCASE – postponed

Deep Ellum Dallas Songwriters Spotlight Stage  - April 2-4, 2021  7 - 10

SPECIAL EVENTS
DSA HALL OF FAME -    April 17 at Love and War in Plano
Call for 18 and under  Rising Star performers


SONG CONTEST Awards Program-  2020 Contest - AWARDS
                                   2020 Winners Announced Jan. 18
                                   Awards Program will be virtual on Zoom
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

CONTESTS
LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Dec 31
                                     2020 Spring Winners
                                      2020 Winter Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -  2020 Contest - AWARDS
                                   2020 Semifinalist Announced Nov 7
                                   Awards Program - Virtual  Jan 16
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH  - 
Entrants music be 18 & under  - Winner performs at Awards Program

Donate to DSA in general here:

Check out the newsletter, Songwriters Notes, for details at:

Stay connected to us on Facebook:

BECOME A DSA MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Monday, November 9, 2020

NOVEMBER EVENTS

 DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:


MONTHLY MEETING - Virtual
DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques
Nov 5. 6:30  - Best Songs of The Meeting Blowout

DSA Board Meeting - Dec 1

WORKSHOP - Virtual
  1st Monday MEETUP - SONG SWAP and discussion - Nov 2
Hosted by Harry Hewlett - bring songs your working on

OPEN MIC  - Virtual
Harry's DSA Virtual Open Mic  -  Every Wednesday  7 - 9 - Nov 4, 11, 18, 26
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86341155881

Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday 
Has been discontinued in June 2020 and beyond until further notice

SHOWCASES - Physical &  Virtual - check on Facebook for updates

Love and War - 4th Thursday - Nov 24 - This is on Tuesday because of Thanksgivingthis will be at the venue and streamed to FB. It is currently an open mic, and will return to a showcase down the road


DSA Virtual Global Showcase- Every Saturday 12 - 3 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
DSA members performing on Zoom from around the world. Tune in and see members from far away.   Create you own watch party and invite friends.
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87932958559

DSA CITYLINE COURTYARD SHOWCASE – postponed

Deep Ellum Dallas Songwriters Spotlight Stage  - April 2-4, 2021  7 - 10

SPECIAL EVENTS
DSA HALL OF FAME -    April 17 at Love and War in Plano
Call for 18 and under  Rising Star performers


SONG CONTEST Awards Program-  2020 Contest - AWARDS
                                   2020 Winners Announced Jan. 18
                                   Awards Program will be virtual on Zoom
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

CONTESTS
LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Dec 31
                                      2020 Winter Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -  2020 Contest - AWARDS
                                   2020 Semifinalist Announced Nov 7
                                   Awards Banquet at Sons of Hermann Hall
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH  - 
Entrants music be 18 & under  - Winner performs at Awards Program

Donate to DSA in general here:

Check out the newsletter, Songwriters Notes, for details at:

Stay connected to us on Facebook:

BECOME A DSA MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP