NSAI Philadelphia, PA Chapter


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In observance of Memorial Day to honor all of those who have sacrificed for our country, NSAI will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2019.

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Meetings consist of reviewing a lesson on the craft of songwriting or a music business related subject. We then host a feedback session where participants share a song with the group. Members should bring a song to share and lyric sheets for the group.

May 16, 2019
7 PM - 10 PM
527 Ridge Pike
Messiah United Methodist Church
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
United States
TOPIC: Writing for Sync discussion followed by song critiques - bring lyric sheets!!!!! RSVP appreciated.

Welcome To Our Chapter!



Liz Miller
Debra Lee

Chapter News and Events

Greetings, Songwriters!
We're meeting again on Thursday, May 16, 7-10 PM. Our discussion topic is "Writing for Sync", followed by song evaluations. Details follow:

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 - 10 PM
Messiah United Methodist Church
527 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill PA 19444 (Parking in back)

Sync - music for television and film - is a whole different world of songwriting. Writing for tv and film deserves a completely different mindset (most of the time) than writing in a specific genre. We'll watch videos from NSAI that offer advice for sync placement, and look at exercises that can be done for honing sync-writing skills.

Following the discussion will be song evaluations. Please bring 6 lyric sheets. You can perform live, play MP3, or CD.

RSVPs appreciated by reply e-mail if you plan to attend. Non-members, guests welcome!

THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to songwriters who participated in the Ole Publishing Chapter Challenge in April. NSAI members BONNIE WARREN and BOBBY McCORMICK are the Philadelphia Chapter's 1st Place and Runner Up winners. Their songs have been sent to NSAI as semi-finalists. NSAI will select finalists from among chapter winners to submit to Ole. NSAI member ANN AMMAR who attends our meetings is also a semi-finalist, having won 1st place with the South Jersey Chapter.

Two great shows with Philly NSAI Chapter members coming up soon!! We encourage you to come out and support our songwriting community!

Saturday, May 11, 7:30 PM
Bonnie Warren opening for hit songwriter Scot Sax
TBI Music Cafe Live
1120 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA
Advance tickets: $15 At door: $20
Reservations: programdirector@tbibluebell.org
610-275-8797 ext. 144

Bonnie Warren, an active and versatile award winning songwriter who travels between Philadelphia and Nashville, will be opening for Scot Sax, Philly native now Nashville based hit songwriter. He has written for singers like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and has numerous sync placements with film and televsion. The triple bill also features the band, Herding Cats.

Thursday, May 23, 8 PM
The Heartsmiths: Liz Miller - Debra Lee - Juliann Ott
The Living Room at 35 East
Ardmore, PA
Tickets/Information: https://thelivingroomat35east.com

Chapter Co-coordinators Debra Lee and Liz Miller, are thrilled to be singing in the round at one of Philly's premier singer-songwriter venues, The Living Room. We hope you'll plan to come out and support the show!

If you are a current NSAI member in the greater Philadelphia-Eastern Pennsylvania region, we can list your upcoming gigs in our newsletter. Let us know of upcoming shows, awards, or other noteworthy events we can share with our local songwriting community. Please send an email to nsaiphilly@gmail.com, with complete information.

NSAI News and Events

Song Camp: July 18-20, 2019 (Registration information coming soon)
Advanced Song Camp: July 25-27, 2019 (Registration information coming soon)


  • You must be a current NSAI Member in good standing to play a song

  • Songs must be played as a recording (no live performances)
  • You must be an NSAI Member to vote on the song submissions
  • Members can vote even if they don't have a song submitted for voting
  • Coordinators songs will not be in consideration during the voting rounds at the chapter meetings to maintain impartiality. 
  • Coordinators can't be co-writers on the chapter member submissions to avoid any bias. 


  • Coordinators songs will not be in consideration during the voting rounds at the chapter meetings to maintain impartiality. 
  • Based on the volume of submissions- coordinators reserve the right to limit song listening session to 1st verse and chorus  if necessary.  
  • Although you can attend multiple chapter meetings and submit one song at each for the voting round, If you are selected as the winner at one chapter, you cannot win at another.  


We will announce the individual chapter winners in May after all names and songs have been collected by NSAI. 

The final announcement regarding songs selected by ole is TBD. 



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