NSAI Philadelphia, PA Chapter

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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.

March 21, 2019
7 PM - 10 PM
527 Ridge Pike
Messiah United Methodist Church
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
United States
TOPIC: Cowriting - we'll examine the process and break in small groups to cowrite. No song evals this meeting.

Welcome To Our Chapter!



Liz Miller
Debra Lee

Chapter News and Events

Greetings NSAI Philly Songwriters!

We'll be meeting again the second day of Spring, Thursday, March 21, 2019, when hopefully this deep freeze Polar vortex weather will be back in the Arctic. Our "vernal equinox-full moon" gathering of songwriters will be an auspicious evening for all as we dive deeply into the process of co-writing. Here are details:

Thursday, March 21, 2019
7 - 10 PM
Co-Writing Workshop
Messiah United Methodist Church
527 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill PA 19444 (Parking around back)

This month we talk all about co-writing and knowing your role in the writing room!

Cowriting is a lot like dating in the way that one must be vulnerable to cowrite. Sharing experiences with people who are barely more than strangers can be scary, but practicing first with a friend may get rid of the nerves that come with cowriting. That's where your NSAI chapter steps in. We'll be practicing co-writing in a "safe space" with each other, breaking into small groups (depending on attendance). There is no better way than to expand your songwriting skills and learn.

Co-writing invites you into an intimate creative space where you are able to get to know someone on a deeper level. When the creative juices are flowing real magic can be made and true friendships can form alongside great songs.

Come Prepared! Bring your guitar, pen, paper, notebook or laptop. Also bring ideas for titles, or lines written down as conversation starters. These lines could be connected with other writers ideas to spark lyrical gold.

Please RSVP by return e-mail if you can join us.

At this meeting, we'll also discuss possible dates for rescheduling the Writers Night in West Chester that was cancelled on February 20, because of the weather. We'll get back to everyone with the date via newsletter, social media, and our Philadelphia Chapter page on the NSAI website (www.nashvillesongwriters.com)

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  • You must be an NSAI Member (non-expired) 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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