Our membership representatives can give career and industry advice, brief song feedback (members only), and inform you about all of NSAI’s services and events. If you are looking for more information about becoming an NSAI member OR if you are a current member that would like advice on how to make the most of your membership, please contact our Membership Team by their emails listed below or by phone at 615-256-3354 to schedule a meeting.
MEET YOUR MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVES
Whitney Ingram was born and raised in Houston, TX. Growing up, immersed in traditional country music, she dreamed of one day being just like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn and all the others that sang out of her dad’s truck speakers on those long drives every other weekend. At 12 years old, Whitney was given an old hand-me down recorder, and quickly her appreciation for lyrics and songwriting grew into an obsession. As a teenager, Whitney was actively involved with her high school choir, and was accepted into an elite show choir after her Freshman year. She also sang competitively auditioning for the Texas All State Choir, landing many 1st chairs in her district, and region, along the way. In 2011 Whitney moved to Nashville to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at Belmont University, dreaming the same dreams she had as a child. Upon arriving to Nashville, and beginning her undergraduate studies at Belmont, Whitney quickly realized another passion which was deeply important to her. Through volunteer work, and much consideration, Whitney eventually changed her major from Music Business to Social Work. She knew she was taking a risk, but believed this path as an advocate was the path that would grow her into the woman she was meant to be, and hoped eventually, somehow, she’d find her way back into the music industry. After pursuing a career in Social Work, working with survivors of domestic violence at the District Attorney’s Office in Houston, an opportunity she could not refuse to finally combine her two passions, called her name from Music City. Presently she is proudly serving the Nashville Songwriters Association as an advocate for songwriters, and Membership Representative.
In addition to her role as Membership Representative, Whitney books the Nashville Weekly Workshops on Thursday nights, oversees the NSAI Song Evaluation Service, books performers at the NSAI sponsored airport stage, and is in charge of planning and booking membership events including the Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar, Song Camp and Advanced Song Camp.
Contact Me: Whitney@nashvillesongwriters.com
Erin Kidd is originally from Daytona Beach, FL. She attended Florida State University, graduating in three years with a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities, with focuses on Music History and Commercial Music. During her time at FSU, Erin was a dedicated member to an award-winning all-female a cappella group and nationally recognized marching band. Shortly after, she then furthered her studies at Mike Curb’s College of Audio Engineering in Daytona Beach, whilst commuting to Orlando to work for a music studio/production company that composes and records Orchestral and Pop music for theme parks. With a yearning to be even more involved in the commercial music scene, she moved to Music City in 2014. Erin strategically surrounded herself with music and began working at The Listening Room, The Ryman Auditorium, and picked up label and PR internships on Music Row. Eventually she landed the position of Creative Director for the boutique Country publishing company, SNG Music. As a publisher, she participated in NSAI’s Pitch to Publisher nights and Spring Training. Presently, she is excited to be on the other side of the magic as part of the NSAI Team. Erin’s favorite musical genres include Pop, Country, R&B, and Jazz.
In addition to her role as Membership Representative, Erin books and hosts Online Pitch and Online Song Feedback, manages NSAI's Top 40, and is Co-Director of the quarterly Publisher Luncheons.
Contact Me: Erin@nashvillesongwriters.com | Follow Me: @NSAI_Erin