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.
As part of the Takoma Park Alternative Folk Festival, on Sunday Sept 13th, SAW in cooperation with Focus Music will present 6 amazing local acts in support of the Takoma Park Folk Festival. The TPFF has more than 4 decades of history as an area institution. We have assembled a stellar lineup of musical royalty from our area to encourage you to support the TPFF. Anyone who donates 25 dollars or more can have their name read out as part of the live stream by the performer of your choice. Or you can give anonymously to keep music and musicians alive through this extraordinary time. Register.
Visit our contest pages for info about the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and to enter.
Watch Community Day workshops
Our first Virtual Community Day was June 20, and over 200 people participated in 15 different Zoom events, and thousands more watched on Facebook Live. The events will stay up on Facebook for a limited time - click on the links below to watch.
- Art vs Craft with rob Hinkal
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THE SAW MISSION
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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