Our club for amateur songwriters in the State of Utah is opening in September, 2015.
Songwriting is an endeavor that people who find composing music and/or writing lyrics so intriguing that, despite little or no recognition or financial gain, they feel compelled to go on writing songs because this pursuit, in and of itself, brings such deep satisfaction.
Our club is being established to give amateur songwriters in Utah a chance to meet and talk shop. Secondly, our club is to serve as a resource to have the songs of our members heard. And thirdly, our club will reward some of our members with trophies and/or cash prizes resulting from how our entire membership has reacted to the songs of our individual members.
Each month members of our club will convene in numerous small group song sessions, each consisting of about 20 members. Each song session will be held in the home of a member who has expressed a willingness to allow us to use their residence for this purpose.
During these meetings, each member present will feature one of their songs while the other members serve as the audience. After each song, the individual members of the audience will respond to a questionnaire pertaining to the song.
The next monthly song sessions will, more or less, bring each individual member into contact with a new group of members. The same procedure will be followed as described above.
Every six months, the questionnaires from from the song sessions will be tabulated, and the top 20 songwriters will be identified. An awards party, for all members and their partners, will take place at a location which can accommadate the number of people expected to attend. The general public will also be invited.
The top 20 songwriters will feature one of their songs. The judges' ratings will be tabulated and a winner plus two runnerups will be selected and awarded their trophies and/or cash prizes.
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Call Mara for more details.