Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar 2020


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NSAI will be closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of Presidents' Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m.


 For questions/inquiries, contact NSAI:




Members $395.00

Non-Members $495.00

(For questions related to coordinator pricing, contact mckenzie@nashvillesongwriters.com)



Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar (TPSSS) is the perfect event for songwriters of any genre and any skill level to further develop their songwriting toolkit, build a stronger network, and learn from enriching segments from experts across the music industry. We're excited to reveal a fresh format and a new location in the heart of Music City!   

As NSAI’s longest-running event (over 20 years) we are proud to say that this seminar has been the standard by which all other Nashville songwriting seminars are measured. Former Spring Training attendees include hit writers Jon Vezner (Where’ve You Been – Kathy Mattea), Tia Sillers (I Hope You Dance – LeAnne Womack), Barry Dean (Girls Chase Boys - Ingrid Michaelson, Pontoon – Little Big Town) and Lance Carpenter (Love Me Like You Mean It – Kelsea Ballerini). 

Invest in your craft. Meet co-writers. Get inspired. 





Upon registration, submit a song for consideration to play Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival! All songs will be reviewed by NSAI staff to narrow down the Top 24. The selected songs will be featured on a voting page (accessible only to registered attendees) for the chance to be selected as the Top 12 songs! Top 24 will be announced at Seminar, and the winning 12 songwriters will have the opportunity to play their song in a Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival show! 

**Only enter if you are comfortable performing live. You are required to play the original song submitted to 'Best Of,"  if selected for performance.

**NSAI will not provide an accompanist



Vanderbilt Student Life Center

2421 Vanderbilt Place

Nashville, TN 37212


Guidelines for attendees under the age of 18:

16 – 17: Parent must be present at the event venue during the entire event, but the parent does not have to stay with the child during the actual event and during breakout sessions. If the parent chooses to accompany their child during the event, they will need to pay for a discounted pass to attend. Email leah@nashvillesongwriters.com to pay for the discounted parent pass. 

15 and under: Parent must accompany child during all times at the event. The parent registration price is half of the attendee’s registration price. Email leah@nashvillesongwriters.com to pay for the discounted parent pass. 


Cancellation Policy

If the attendee must cancel for any reason, please refer to the below deadlines for reimbursement:

Cancellation before Feb 21 = 100% full refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

Cancellation between Feb 21 – March 9 = 50% refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

Cancellation between March 10 – March 16 = NO REFUND, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

Cancellation after March 16 = NO REFUND, NO transfer option  

*Refunds based upon total cost of event at time of purchase, and in the case of flex-pay options.

*In the event of cancellation, NSAI members have the option of applying the full dollar amount spent to another 2020 NSAI Event. NSAI must be notified immediately upon cancellation.


Call NSAI at 615-256-3354 or 800-321-6008 or Email: leah@nashvillesongwriters.com with questions.