Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar 2023

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Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar (TPSSS) presented by Belmont University will be held March 27-28 at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. 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.  

As NSAI’s longest-running event (formerly known as Spring Training) we are proud to say that this seminar has been the standard by which all other Nashville songwriting seminars are measured. Former 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. 



Members $449.00

Non-Members $549.00

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



After you complete your registration, you will have the opportunity to submit a song for consideration to play Tin Pan South. All submitted songs will be reviewed by a panel of NSAI staff which will narrow down the Top 24. The selected songs will be placed on a private voting page, accessible only to registered Seminar attendees to cast their votes for the top 12 songs! The top 12 winning songwriters will have the opportunity to play their song on night one of the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival!

**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 accompanist






As a special offer, rooms are available at Hutton Hotel starting at $269 plus tax per night rate for Tin Pan South Songwriting Seminar guests and attendees (approximately a 30% discount off best available rates).  Offer is based upon availability so book your room as soon as possible! Located steps away from Nashville’s Music Row, Hutton Hotel immerses guests in the city’s thriving music scene and creative culture. Creating an elevated experience that captures the excitement and energy of Music City, Hutton Hotel, with a modern aesthetic and laid-back style, is the ideal place for catching up with friends over cocktails while listening to live music in the expansive new lobby. This unique enclave puts you in the center of it all with Analog, an intimate entertainment venue showcasing some of the industry’s most inspired musicians, and the exclusive Writers Studios, which provide a special space for artistic expression. Here, you’ll be surrounded by creativity in the making. 


Instructions to Book: 

  • Visit Huttonhotel.com and click “Book Now”
  • Enter date of stay and promo code (provided on registration confirmation)
    • Applies to rooms checking in between March 26 - April 1, 2023 -- Code is applicable on all rooms, except premium suites
  • Proceed to book preferred room.
    • Deluxe Rooms:     $269
    • Premier Rooms:    $289
    • 1 Bedroom Suite:  $349



Looking for a high-spirited hotel in the heart of Midtown? Book your stay at Graduate Nashville — Music City’s locally inspired gem. Channel your inner Opry star at our animatronic karaoke bar, Cross Eyed Critters, or take in the Nashville skyline from our rooftop restaurant, White Limozeen. Whether you want to check out Vandy’s nearby campus, honky tonk your way up Broadway or get a taste of Nashville’s eclectic food scene, we’re here to make your stay memorable.

Just for Tin Pan South attendees — enjoy exclusive room rates during festival week with code (provided on registration confirmation). To book, call 413-821-3503 or visit our website.



Guidelines for attendees under the age of 18:

 Parent must consent to child's participation and provide contact information. 

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 [half price] to attend. 

15 and under: Parent must accompany child during all times at the event. Parent admission available at half price. 

Call NSAI at 615-256-3354 or 800-321-6008 with questions. 




NSAI and its staff must adhere to its strict policy regarding cancellation of events. Should you have any specific questions regarding any of NSAI’s policies, please contact us at 800.321.6008.

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

• Cancellation more than 30 days of event = 100% full refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

• Cancellation within 14 - 30 days of event = 50% refund, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

• Cancellation within 7-13 days of event = NO REFUND, option to apply full dollar amount to future NSAI Event within 1 year.

• Cancellation week of event = 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 full dollar amount to another 2023 NSAI Event. NSAI must be notified immediately upon cancellation.

If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact NSAI at 800-321-6008 or email reception@nashvillesongwriters.com.