DALLAS SONG WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Motivating and Uplifting Songwriters thru Education

aka Dallas Songwriters Association   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.dallassongwriters.org

Mission

Mission Statement - Enhance the personal growth and professionalism of our members by: Serving as a nonpolitical advocate for songwriters and performers in liaison with peer organizations throughout the country.
Serving as a forum for networking among peers and with industry experts to generate career opportunities
Sharpening required competencies for excelling in the songwriting profession.
Providing practical guidance for songwriters/artists on common standards and expectations within the music industry

Ruling year info

1993

President

Mr Michael Brandenberger

Founding President Emeritus

Ms Barbara McMillen

Main address

Sammons Center For The Arts 3630 Harry Hines #20

Dallas, TX 75219 USA

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EIN

75-2357558

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Vocational Technical (B30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Monthly Meeting

We feature a speaker or activity during our second Tuesday meeting.  These speakers appear in person or via Skype.  We have had speakers like Richard Leigh, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Arnold McCuller, and Barry DeVorzon.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

On the first Monday of every month we have a Song Swap.  People bring in songs or lyrics that they are working on along with lyric sheets if applicable.  Members listen to the song or lyric and make meaningful suggestions about potential improvements to the song

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

We feature one or more open mic events to allow people to perform songs that they have written.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

Dallas Songwriters Association sponsor or co-sponsors a number of workshops throughout the year.  Our most current workshop was a collaboration with the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Richardson, Texas.  Award winning songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman spoke about the creative spirit of songwriting and offered a critique of songs submitted by attendees.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

DSA holds an annual song contest to provide a benchmark for songwriting competency

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

DSA holds a quarterly Lyric Contest to serve as a benchmark fpr lyric writing competency

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers

The Dallas Songwriters Association Toy Drive partners with The Larry Tutson Jr. Toy Drive to benefit the South Dallas Youth Community on July 27th at Sons of Hermann Hall OBA. BBQ and Blues. Suggested minimum donation $10. This is a fundraising event to provide toys and bicycles (helmets and locks with each bike) at Christmas to children in South Dallas. Event is annually in July.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Non-adult children

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Financials

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DALLAS SONG WRITERS ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 5/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Brandenberger

No Affiliation

Term: 2012 - 2021


Board co-chair

Bobby Montgomery

No Affiliation

Term: 2014 - 2021

Michael Brandenberger

No Affiliation

Joe Milton

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Steve Sullivan

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James Pappas

No Affiliation

Barbara McMillen

No Affiliation

Bobby Montgomery

No Affiliation

Alexis Tapp

No Affiliation

Harry Hewlett

No Affiliation

Gene Schillacci

No Affiliation

Phillp Castille

Jessica Evy

Craig Langford

Buck Morgan

Rickey Wright

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

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