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.
ANOTHER New monthly critique meeting day & location:
2nd WEDNESDAY of each month at 1117 Deerfield Ave., Menasha (in residential area south of Midway Rd.) New Members Welcome! Time: Meet 6:30-7:00 & Meetings Start at 7:00 pm. Please see complete schedule below.
SOWI RECAP FOR CURRENT AND NEW MEMBERS
SOWI meets one evening each month. There is no cost to attend a regular meeting. (Note: An annual SOWI seminar is held on a Saturday in the Fall season.) Also, there is an annual original songwriting contest, with a deadline of June 15, 2014. 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 for each song and category, and all songs are sent to the judges anonymously. The list of judges includes many experienced national music publishers and producers. Winners not attending the Fall Banquet/Seminar 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 the links on this website www.songwritersofwisconsin.org. 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
2014 Meeting Schedule And Events:
1117 Deerfield Ave., Menasha
Meetings 7:00 p.m-9:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except September, November, and December. No regular meeting in September because the banquet/seminar is that month.)
-Annual song contest with deadline June 15, 2014
-Banquet/Seminar/Awards Presentations September ??, 2014
-Live showcases as planned
1117 Deerfield Ave., Menasha (in residential area south of Midway Rd.)
Please Email the webmaster (below) or SOWI2012(at)gmail.com for directions to the other events