ONLINE WORKSHOP SERIES: So You Think You Wanna Co-Write?

Weekly Nashville Workshops

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 5:45pm

Meet NSAI's newest Membership Representative, Nora Hanna, as she asks songwriter Michelle Pereira the tough questions about what really happens in a co-writing room. Songwriter by day, artist by night, Michelle's dream is to wake up every day and create and inspire people with her music just as her favourite songwriters and artists have done so for her. 
Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario in a city called Mississauga (Miss-ah-saw-ga) Michelle Pereira (Purr-Era) has been vocally compared to the talents of Sara Bareilles, ADELE, Susan Tedeschi and Sara Evans. She received her Bachelor's degree in music, majoring in vocal jazz at Humber College in Toronto back in April of 2015. After graduating from college, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Blackbird Studios (Martina McBride, John McBride) 6-month audio engineering program to learn the ways of what it feels like to be the one pushing up the faders. Shortly after, Michelle Pereira became sponsored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) for a performance work visa. She has played various iconic venues around Nashville including The Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room, 3rd and Lindsley, the EXIT/IN and The City Winery. Michelle has even made her first TV appearance on The Today In Nashville afternoon show with Kelly Sutton and Carole Sullivan debuting her original song "Worthy". In March of 2019 it was announced that Michelle was selected out of 8 writers to be a part of ASCAP's 2019 GPS (Guidance from publishers for songwriters) program where ASCAP deemed Michelle ready for a publishing deal and in return helped her connect and build relationships with Nashville's Music Row publishers. In February 2020, Michelle won The Bluebird Café Golden Pick contest for best original song and most recently she received a FACTOR Artist Development grant on behalf of the Canadian Private Radio Broadcasters. Michelle is very happy to announce that her EP "Piece of My Mind" is now available on all streaming platforms along with her newly re-released single "Worthy 2.0."

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