Texas

Austin Songwriters Group (ASG). Director: Lee Duffy. 512-698-4237. P.O. Box 2578, Austin, TX, 78768. e-mail: [email protected]. ASG supports and celebrates Austin area songwriters. The group holds monthly meetings, featuring a songwriters showcase and guest industry speakers. ASG also holds an annual songwriting contest. If you would like to receive ASG’s announcements, please send an e-mail to Lee Duffy at his email address listed above.. Website

Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA). 214-750-0916. e-mail: [email protected]. Formally established in 1988, this organization holds monthly meetings and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter. Meetings, which feature guest industry speakers and song critique sessions, are held at the Center For Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak, Dallas, on the second Tuesday of each month. Website

Houston Songwriters Association. P. O. Box 1471, Sugar Land, TX 77487-1471. e-mail: [email protected]. President: Mike Darnell. This group meets the second Sunday of every month at the J.P. Hops House, 2317 Highway 6, Houston. Meetings feature a critique session and a songwriters showcase. All styles of music are welcome. Website

Fort Worth Songwriters Association (FWSA). President: Rick Tate, Exec VP Rob Owen. P.O. Box 330233, Fort Worth, TX, 76163. e-mail: [email protected]. Established in 1992, in the Old Fort Worth Stockyards, this organization hosts a 1st and 3rd Monday Night Open Mic Night, quarterly performance showcases for their members, a monthly songwriter gathering, which includes guest speakers, workshops, and song critiques which are free to members. They also provide their members with a monthly newsletter that includes show listings for members, songwriter websites, songwriter leads, music venues and local songwriter meetings, and featured articles from experts in the music business. All genres of music are welcome. Website

Woodlands Songwriters Association (WSA). Coordinator: Connie Mims. e-mail: [email protected]. Established July 2005 in The Woodlands, TX, WSA is an organization offering an environment of support, information and creative inspiration to the songwriter hobbyist or to those wanting to advance to a more professional level, by providing opportunities to learn more about the craft and business of songwriting and to form creative partnerships and networking among fellow songwriters. WSA meets the second Monday of each month, 7:00pm, Borders Bookstore, Market Street, The Woodlands, TX, featuring group critique format, and occasional guest pro-writers and speakers. The group also holds a monthly songwriter showcase featuring local and regional singer/songwriters. Website

NSAI Houston Chapter. Coordinator: T.C. Smythe. 832-715-5226. e-mail: [email protected]. This is a new chapter for NSAI, which has recently been launched. Website

NSAI – Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Workshop. Coordinators: John Terry (817-915-3155) and Claudine Jackson. e-mail: [email protected]ol.com. The Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Workshop is to provide NSAI members who live outside Nashville with a network of other songwriters, lyricists and composers; to keep members informed about issues and changes in the music industry; and to establish unity among songwriters. Meets the second Monday of every month; contact John for location information. Website

Utah

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Vermont

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