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

Friday, January 31, 2020

DSA EVENTS FEBRUARY 2020

DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

MONTHLY MEETING

DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques
Feb 6 - Don Wall will talk about music videos for your songs.
 Half Price Books - NW Hwy
DSA Board Meeting - Feb 25

WORKSHOP
  1st Monday MEETUP - SONG SWAP and discussion - Feb 3
Half Price Books - NW Hwy
Hosted by Harry Hewlett - bring songs your working on

OPEN MIC 
Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday -  Feb 20

SHOWCASES - 1st & last 30 min. is an open mic

Opening Bell -  2nd Wednesday  - Feb 12

Love and War - 4th Tuesday - Feb 27
https://www.facebook.com/events/791497404582503/

Deep Ellum Dallas Songwriters Spotlight Stage  - April 3 and 4 - 7 - 11
https://www.facebook.com/events/1501080823389755/

Wildflower CityLine Stage - May 15 - 17


SPECIAL EVENTS
DSA HALL OF FAME -  April 18 at Love and War in Plano
Call 18 and under for Rising Star performers
https://dallassongwritershalloffame.blogspot.com

CONTESTS
LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Mar 31st
                                      2019 Summer Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -  2020 Contest Opens June 1
                                   2019 Winners Announced Jan. 18
                                   Awards Banquet at Sons of Hermann Hall
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH - Opens June 1
Entrants music be 18 & under - Opens as new category in Annual Song Contest

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

Thursday, December 26, 2019

DSA EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2020

DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

MONTHLY MEETING

DSA Monthly Meeting and Song Critiques combines with Monday Meetup group - Jan 6 - John Jaggers will show us the newest, greatest capo for your guitar.

No 1st Thursday meeting on Jan 2 at Half Price Books - NW Hwy
DSA Board Planning Meeting - Jan 4, 12 - 4

WORKSHOP
  1st Monday MEETUP - SONG SWAP and discussion - January 6
Half Price Books - NW Hwy
Monthly Meeting and Meetup are combined

OPEN MIC 
Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday -  Jan. 16

SHOWCASES - 1st & last 30 min. is an open mic

Opening Bell -  2nd Wednesday  - Jan. 6

Love and War - 4th Tuesday - Jan.  23


LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Mar 31st
                                      2019 Summer Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -   Winners Announced on Jan. 18
                                   Awards Banquet at Sons of Hermann Hall
                                  Semifinalist performing
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
               https://www.facebook.com/events/415137369394485/
                               Get tickets online and save:
 https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association/item/dsa-song-contest-awards-dinner

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH
Entrants music be 18 & under - Closed


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
or

Sunday, December 1, 2019

DSA EVENTS for December 2019

DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

MONTHLY MEETING
DSA Christmas Party - Sunday, Dec 8, 4 - 8 at The Neathery in McKinney - You may want to book an overnight stay. https://www.neatheryestate.com
Please RSVP on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/810773789373016/

No 1st Thursday meeting on Dec 5 at Half Price Books - NW Hwy

WORKSHOP
  1st Monday MEETUP - SONG SWAP and discussion - Dec. 2
Half Price Books - NW Hwy

OPEN MIC 
Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday -  Dec. 19

SHOWCASES - 1st last 30 min. is an open mic

Opening Bell -  2nd Wednesday  - Dec. 11

Love and War - 4th Tuesday - Dec.  26


LYRIC CONTEST NEXT DEADLINE Dec 31st
                                      2019 Summer Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -   2019  CLOSED -  Winners Announced on Jan. 18
                                   Awards Banquet at Sons of Hermann Hall
                                  Semifinalist performing
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com
                               Get tickets online and save:
 https://squareup.com/store/dallas-songwriters-association/item/dsa-song-contest-awards-dinner

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH
Entrants music be 18 & under - Closed

You can still donate to the DSA Toy Drive 
if you did not make it to our Blue Christmas in July fundraiser

Or 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
or

Sunday, November 3, 2019

DSA EVENTS - NOVEMBER 2019

DSA EVENTS THIS MONTH:

MONTHLY MEETING
DSA Annual Membership Meeting and Elections Meeting and Last Chance Song Critiques 0n First Thursday - Nov 7 
Due to a venue conflict, the meeting has been moved up a day to Wednesday, Nov 6th
If you are a member and cannot come, please send your proxy to someone that will be present. 
Half Price Books - NW Hwy

WORKSHOP
  1st Monday MEETUP - SONG SWAP and discussion - Nov 4
Half Price Books - NW Hwy

OPEN MIC 
Dunn Brothers - Third Thursday -  Nov 21

SHOWCASES - 1st last 30 min. is an open mic

Opening Bell -  2nd Wednesday  - Nov 13

Love and War - 4th Tuesday - Nov 26


LYRIC CONTEST - NEXT DEADLINE Dec 31st
                                      2019 Summer Winners 
                                     Enter Here

SONG CONTEST -   2019  CLOSED - Semifinalist announced Nov 7
                                   https://dsasongcontest.blogspot.com

NEW SONG CONTEST FOR YOUTH
Entrants music be 18 & under - Deadline Nov 15

SPECIAL EVENT
Helene Cronin - Songwriting Workshop - Saturday, Nov. 16th
HAS BEEN POSTPHONED

You can still donate to the DSA Toy Drive 
if you did not make it to our Blue Christmas in July fundraiser

Or donate to DSA in general here:
https://dallassongwriters.org/donate-to-dsa/

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

Stay connected to us on Facebook:

BECOME A DSA MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
or