Welcome to Songwriters of Wisconsin International
Please visit the Contest page for the 2013 Contest Results
Thank you for visiting! Please feel free to tour the site, and take advantage of our documents and links pages. Check back often as we will be adding new content to these regularly. Use our "Join" page to sign up for SOWI and the annual seminar and/or awards banquet held every September.
New monthly critique meeting day & location:
Last WEDNESDAY of each month at Heid Music at 308 E. College Ave. Appleton, 7PM. Please see complete schedule below.
SOWI RECAP FOR CURRENT AND NEW MEMBERS
SOWI meets each month except September, November and December. There is no cost to attend a regular meeting. (Note: The annual SOWI seminar will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, so no regular meeting will be held at Heid Music in September--see schedule below.) Also, there is an annual original songwriting contest, with a deadline of June 15, 2013. To enter songs in the song contest, you must first become a member by paying a yearly fee of $30. Then, there is a $10 fee for every song you enter. There is no limit on how many songs you can enter but each costs $10 and all songs are sent to the judges anonymously. Winners not attending the banquet/seminar in September will still be recognized at the banquet and their award plaques and certificates will be mailed out to them. The $30 yearly membership fee entitles members to receive quarterly newsletters, song pitch-list info and many other e-mail tips and info for songwriting. Songwriters who want more information can attend a meeting, or check out more of the SOWI website at www.songwritersofwisconsin.org. If you have questions or want additional information, contact email@example.com and your questions will be routed to one of our members who will respond quickly back to you. SOWI is also on MySpace and Facebook. The group originated in 1983 by Tony Ansems and is still going strong today. Many members have achieved success through publishing and recording. SOWI looks forward to meeting all songwriters who are working on the craft of songwriting!
Songwriters of Wisconsin International was formed in
1983, with the purpose of bringing songwriters together, to study and
improve the craft of songwriting, by listening to, and critiquing each
other's songs, and by bringing in Industry professionals.
Membership is open to anyone, in the whole world, who has an interest in
SONGWRITERS OF WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL (SOWI) was
established in 1983 by Tony Ansems of
SOWI MONTHLY MEETINGS -
Meetings are held at Heid Music,
The annual Songwriting Contest has a deadline of June 15. (Check the contest page for complete information.) All day songwriting seminars are held every third Saturday in September at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, Neenah, followed by the annual Awards Banquet, when results of the annual Songwriting Contest will be presented, followed by a songwriter's showcase. In the past many local professionals have been seminar presenters such as Patrick Leigh, Maury Laws, Larry Darling, John Harmon, Keith Irish, Ken Anderson, Dennis Provisor, Cooky Coquoz, Jay Wells, Tim Dorsey, Lois Skiera-Zucek, etc. National presenters who are professional songwriters include Steve Seskin, Moe Loughran, Jerry Vandiver, John Ims, Tony Haseldon, Scotty Turner, Marc-Alan Barnette, Chris Van Belkom, Cham Laughlin, Dale Burie, and others.
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Mailing address: SOWI, PO Box 1027, Neenah, WI 54957
2013 Meeting Schedule And Events:
308 E. College Avenue
Meetings 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month (except September, November, and December. No regular meeting in September because the banquet/seminar is that month.) Please note some meetings are on the 5th Wednesday when there are 5 in certain months.
-Annual song contest with deadline June 15, 2013
-Banquet/Seminar/Awards Presentations September 28, 2013
-Live showcases as planned
Heid Music Co., 308 E. College Ave., Appleton HeidMusic.com
Please Email the webmaster (below) or SOWI2012(at)gmail.com for directions to the other events