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 31 YEARS IN 2018
MOTIVATING & UPLIFTING SONGWRITERS THROUGH EDUCATION

Monday, November 3, 2014

NOVEMBER EVENTS

FUNDRAISER
   Donate to DSA now 
http://store.kagi.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?storeID=7TE_LIVE 
and an anonymous sponsor will match your donation.
Details here: http://dsaprezsez.blogspot.com/

WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps 

                 1st & 3rd Monday - Nov 3rd & 17th
 

 2nd Tuesday Meeting - Nov 11th  Annual Membership Meeting, elections and roll out of the new website with Rachel Wilhelm. Also, we will announce the Semifinalist of the Song Contest and have the drawing for the IPOD from the entries.

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     Nov 6 at Half Price Books 
     Nov 20th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
         Come out and celebrate our 10th anniversary
     Nov 20th Chitagua House in Waxahachie (due to Thanksgiving will fall on the some night as Dunn Brothers

 SHOWCASE & Open Mic (2nd & 4th Sat)
     Saturday Night at the Angela's Crosswalk - 8th & 22nd

SPECIAL EVENT
Tony Ramey - Music Bridge House Concert Nov 16th

DSA CHRISTMAS PARTY AND SONG CONTEST AWARDS LUNCHEON SHOWCASE. DEC 9.

         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

OCTOBER EVENTS

FUNDRAISER
   Donate to DSA now 
http://store.kagi.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?storeID=7TE_LIVE 
and an un-named sponsor will match your donation.
Details here: http://dsaprezsez.blogspot.com/

WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps 

                 1st & 3rd Monday - Oct 6th & 20th
 

 2nd Tuesday Meeting - Oct 14th with Dorinda & Bobby Smith, producers of Gospel music.

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     Oct 2nd at Half Price Books 
     Oct 16th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     Oct 30th at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE & Open Mic
     Saturday Night at the Crosswalk - Oct 11 & 25th

SPECIAL EVENT
Tony Ramey Oct 24th

         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

Monday, September 1, 2014

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

DSA 2014 SONG CONTEST OPEN : DEADLINE Sept 16TH



WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps NO SONGSWAP ON LABOR DAY 

                 3rd Monday - MONDAY -  Sept 16th
 

 2nd Tuesday Meeting - Sept 9th with Dru Richman to speak on Band In a Box.

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     Sept 4th at Half Price Books 
     Sept 18th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     August 25th at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage -
Sept 24th

         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

Monday, August 4, 2014

AUGUST EVENTS

 DSA 2014 SONG CONTEST OPEN : DEADLINE Sept 16TH



WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - AUG 4th & 18th

NO  2nd Tuesday Meeting - Next meeting is Sept 9th with Dru Richman to speak on Band In a Box.

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     August 7th at Half Price Books 
     August 21st at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     August 28th at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage - August 27th

         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

JULY EVENTS




WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - July 7th & 21st

2nd Tuesday Meeting - July 8th, 6:30 -9:30PM Producer, Joe Milton.

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     July 3rd at Half Price Books CANCELLED DUE TO FIREWORKS
     July 17th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     July 31st at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage - July 30
th

         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

SPECIAL EVENTS- DSA 2014 SONG CONTEST OPENS JUNE 16TH

Friday, June 13, 2014

JUNE EVENTS



WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - June 2nd & 16th

2nd Tuesday Meeting - June 10th, 6:30 -10PM Songwriter, Jay Johnson.

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     June 5th at Half Price Books hosted by Buck Morgan
     June 12th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Steve Sullivan
     June 26th at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage - June 
25th

         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

SPECIAL EVENTS- DSA 2014 SONG CONTEST OPENS JUNE 16TH

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MAY EVENTS


WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - May 5th & 19th

2nd Tuesday Meeting - May 13th, 6:30 -10PM Christian touring songwriter, Ted Pearce, returning from Europe tour.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP - STEVE SESKIN
  Wildflower Festival - Friday, May 16th

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     May 1st at Half Price Books hosted by Robin Willis 
     May 15th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     May 29th at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage - May
 28th
May  16th - 18th Wildflower Festival, Richardson, TX
         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

SPECIAL EVENTS- DALLAS GUITAR SHOW - May 2-4
         at Fair Park - Look for DSA booth

handed out at guitar show
Includes 2013 critique winners and summer and fall 2013 lyric contest winners

Monday, April 21, 2014

APRIL EVENTS


WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - April 7th & 21st

2nd Tuesday Meeting - April 3rd, 6:30 -10PM Co-Write Program

Roger Russell Receives Award from VP Bobby Montgomery


OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     April 3rd at Half Price Books hosted by Robin Willis 
     April 17th at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     April 24th at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage - 
April 30th
May  16th - 18th Wildflower Festival, Richardson, TX
         MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

Saturday, March 1, 2014

MARCH EVENTS


WORKSHOPS

SongSwaps on the 1st and 3rd Monday - MONDAY - March 3rd & 17th

2nd Tuesday Meeting - March 11th, 6:30 -10PM Guest Speaker, Pete Miller

Roger Russell awarded Songwriter of The Year

Roger Russell Receives Award from VP Bobby Montgomery

Brook Malouf's Till Love Comes Back won Song of the Year

OPEN MIC

Open Mics on 1st, 3rd & last Thursday - 
     March 6 at Half Price Books hosted by Robin Willis 
     March 20 at Dunn Brothers hosted by Craig St Clair
     March 27 at Chautaugua Building, Waxahachie

 SHOWCASE 

House of Blues Stage - March 26th, CANCELLED


COMING UP APRIL 4 - 6:  DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL STAGE

MORE in the newsletter, Songwriters Notes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Remaining Events for February

Title:House of Blues Showcase
Date:Wednesday February 26, 2014
Time:7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (GMT-06.00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Location:Restaurant
Notes:Last Wednesday of every month - Performers

Gigi Gostas
Aaron Rose
Brad Davis
Trevor Dahlen
Buck Morgan
Allen Larson
Rachel P. Wilhelm
Bryan Joyner
Kerry McCall
Steve Sullivan
and Jimmy James Pappas
Title:Cultural Exchange Fellowship
Date:Thursday February 27, 2014
Time:7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (GMT-06.00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Location:Getzendaner Park, Chautauqua Building, Waxahachie, TX
Notes:Last Thursday of every month - all types of (family friendly) music welcome at this gathering of songwriters and artists of the Body of Christ. We start with food at 6PM in the Chautauqua Building at Getzendaner Park, Waxahachie and will go until 9PM. We especially encourage songwriters to perform, bring chord charts for a band or suffer musicians trying to figure your song out on the fly.