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Welcome song writers, song lovers, song singers and other casual misfits of the creative rodeo that is modern music. SAW hopes to be your best resource for tools, tips, ideas and relationships. If you seek opporTUNEities to share your gift, come and join us as we make the solitary suffering that is songwriting an enriching community-based experience (or at least try real hard). Roam our pages and social media outposts, ask questions, attend functions and otherwise make yourself heard and seen. If we help you find rhyme, that is our reason. SAW is a community of volunteers, so we need you to participate. Make yourself at home and get to work on your next song.    


If you are coming to NERFA (virtual) this year, try to catch either the debut or one of the replays of The Joel Pomerantz Memorial Guerrilla Showcase, featuring 25 amazing local acts. This is a cooperative effort of SAW, Focus Music, TPFF, Institute of Musical Traditions, WFMA, and Moore Music in the House. Please support all these fine efforts at making our local music scene thrive  and stay tuned for where to watch the showcases after NERFA.

Our judges are hard at work

If you entered the Mid Atlantic Song contest this year:

You have added your voice, your music, your words and in some cases your video to the collective conspiracy to commit art in an entertaining way. Our army of judges has embarked on a listening adventure that will test their ability to decipher your lyrics and ingest your music.

They, like you, are dedicated to finding the best expressions of our chosen form of madness. To find the best among the very good songs they will make many hard choices. We will announce most of the winners by January 1st and will announce the big winners at what we still hope will be an in person awards event early in the new year.

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The Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW) is a community of aspiring and professional songwriters dedicated to cultivating excellence in song craft.  Established as a non-profit organization in 1979, SAW continues to develop, promote, and encourage songwriters through education, networking, and performance opportunities throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.

People of all ages and musical backgrounds join SAW to become better songwriters, find collaborators, learn about the business and craft of songwriting, showcase and strengthen their performance and musical skills, and make lifelong friends. 

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Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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