Our recent membership survey showed an active interest in many existing SAW programs. With a scale of 1 (not interested) to 5 (very interested), here are the weighted averages:
Open Mics & Showcases 3.93
Workshops & Critiques: 3.44
SAW Buzz (weekly email): 3.86
Mid-Atlantic Song Contest: 3.78
SAW Serves: 3.22
Opportunities to promote my music through Member Notes and networking: 3.80
To address a couple of questions that were submitted along with this question:
How can I promote my music and upcoming gigs?
We encourage all members to post in the Member Notes section of the website and on the SAW Facebook group page. These are for blatant self-promotion, and also a great place to post articles, resources, or other items that would be of interest to the local songwriting community.
These are not to be confused with the SAW Notes page of the website and the Official SAW Facebook page, which are both maintained by board members and are for SAW-sponsored events and news. Our online events calendar likewise is intended for SAW events, and not gigs that are specific to one member. If you would like your event to be considered for the calendar, please contact us.And thanks for your positive feedback that you included when filling out the survey: “Thanks for all the good work that you are doing!” and "doing a good job for the members"
What is SAW Serves?
SAW Serves is a community service program in which members offer free music concerts for people with limited access to the arts or to raise money for a worthy cause. See the SAW Serves webpage for more information and upcoming events.