Online Song Feedback with Bess Rogers

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/30/2023 - 5:00pm
Registration Opens: 
Tue, 10/03/2023 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

**You must be logged in on our website before trying to submit your song. This event will open for registration on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 12pm (CST). The registration form will not appear if you are not logged in on our website, as this event is solely for the Members of NSAI. You will only register with your name and email, please send MP3 and Lyric sheet in a word document to by end of day Tuesday, October 10, 2023. You do not need to be present for this event; the session will be recorded and sent out to all members that have registered. 



Bess Rogers is an artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and producer from New York, now based in Nashville. She graduated in 2005 from SUNY Purchase with a Master’s degree in Studio Composition, where she recorded her first album, Decisions Based on Information, produced by Dan Romer (HBO’s Station Eleven, Pixar’s Luca). From 2007-2013 she was a member of Ingrid Michaelson’s band as lead guitarist and back-up singer, playing on stages all over the world including Madison Square Gardens in NYC & Union Chapel in London, and on live television and radio including Late Night with Conan O’Brien & Good Morning America. She also featured as a guitarist and singer on her records, Be OK, Everybody, Lights Out, It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense, & Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season. In 2020 she co-produced, arranged and performed on 4 new songs for Ingrid’s Songs for the Season Deluxe Edition, including a duet with Zooey Dechenel (She & Him, New Girl).

As a solo artist, Bess has written, performed, and toured-in-support of her albums, Travel Back EP, Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers, Out of the Ocean, & Can’t Remember Where EP. Her songs have been featured on many tv shows including Pretty Little Liars & One Tree Hill. In 2013 she formed a female-fronted rock band called Secret Someones and was quickly signed to Interscope/Cherrytree Records (Sting, Robyn, Feist), where they released their self-titled album to critical acclaim. The band toured internationally, sharing the stage with Feist, Ingrid Michaelson, Mariana’s Trench, A Great Big World, and more. In 2018, Bess joined Broadway’s first all-female pit band for The Go-Go’s Broadway Musical, Head Over Heels, performing in NYC’s legendary Hudson Theater. 

Bess has also made a name for herself in the sync-licensing world with her songs being featured in ads by Cheerios, Motts, Hersheys, Google, Facebook, New Balance, Cadillac, and more. She composed a song and jingle called The Perfect Day for a Cheerios national ad campaign and was featured in commercials for over a year. 

Throughout her music career, education has always been a through-line. She has taught privately, at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, and co-founded and co-directs Thinking Outside the Blocks, a global songwriting membership and educational resource. She joined the MTSU faculty as Assistant Professor of Commercial Songwriting in 2022 and lives in Nashville with her husband and five-year-old son.