Join us at our next regular song sharing meeting:

Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lower Level, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)

Sunday, October 01, 2017



SAMI Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana
SAMI Notes from September 19, 2017 Meeting

PRESENT: Cheryl Fletcher, Nicky Kerr, Justice Fuller, Michael Rothman, Gilbert Gordon, Michael Longcor, Travis Kearney, & Bette Anderson

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Songwriter Gathering
will be on Monday, October 30th (the night BEFORE Halloween) at Mike and Pam Byers' Clubhouse.  There will be additional information as we get nearer, but it will be a pitch-in and song sharing kind of night.  Lots of fun, so add it to your calendar now!

The 23d Annual Lamb's Retreat for Songwriters, November 2-12, 2017. The Retreat is open to all songwriters, their friends and family. Directed by John D. Lamb at the Birchwood Inn, Harbor Springs, Michigan. Write a song, inspirational talk/presentation,. discussions on craft/creative process, open mic/song swaps and one-on-one sessions. Click Here for more info and to register.  NOTE:  Michael Kelsey is one of the mentors for the second weekend.

Fundraising DVD of the Jan 9, 2016 House Concert at the Delphi Opera House is still available for purchase, $20 for both the DVD and CD combo package.  All proceeds go to SAMI if you purchase from a SAMI member. If you perform out and would like to sell these at a gig, please contact Cheryl Fletcher for copies to sell.  All help at fundraising is appreciated!

MEMBER NEWS:

Nicky Kerr: Her father is one of the concert masters of the world renown Orpheus Chamber Orchestra which will be at the Purdue Lobe Playhouse on Sunday October 15th, at 4 pm and will feature Mozart's piano concerto No. 9 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1.  Tickets: $20-$50.  For more information: click here.

Justice Fuller told us about a songwriting program for World Learning in DC. There is a linguist who travels and is looking for musicians to donate 30 second musical clips to insert into the series. Magic English Club for Children teaches English by putting lyrics to music. There is a need for instrumentals without copyright. For more info reply to this newsletter or: https://www.worldlearning.org/

Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday will have a barn concert and dance at Prophetstown State Park on October 21, 2017.

Joe Peters is traveling back to Indiana to have the CD Release Concert for his latest CD, Prophetstown on Nov 3rd at 6:30 pm in the Delphi Opera House. Joining Joe for this concert will be Michael Kelsey, Linda Hicks, Nicky Kerr, Rick Mummey, Amanda Fletcher, Scott Greeson and others. To reserve your ticket : click here

Acoustic Blend on WBAA AM 920 and FM 105.9:  Mike Byers, host of acoustic blend for the last several years has stepped down recently. Greg Jones, another longtime SAMI member is going to take over and fill the position.  Greg recently announced on Facebook with the following post:

So I am now one of the hosts of "Acoustic Blend" on Purdue's WBAA!!! Once a month I will be hosting an hour-long show devoted to acoustic music. If you know any songwriters who would be interested in being an in-studio guest, let me know. Also interested in your favorite acoustic artists: local, regional, national, independent or signed. Hopefully I can even get some "in studio interviews" with touring acoustic artists who are visiting Purdue on tour.

Congratulations, Greg, on your new position. WBAA is lucky to have you! Tune-in to AM 920 or stream live from your computer at www.wbaa.org

Michael Longcor will be going to Moo (Make Our Own) Music Gathering in Wisconsin as a guest from November 3-5. He will give a short concert and two workshops: “Writing the Songs You’d Like to Hear” and “Cheap Tricks For the Instrument Impaired and Performance Inhibited.”  Michael said that guitar tricks are the mainstay of his performance, and he excels in magic and misdirection! (Sounds like a class that would be great for a SAMI meeting.)  Check out more on this festival, Michael’s role in it, and how to register at: PDF and registration form
Reminder: SAMI Meeting Tuesday, Oct 17th at  7:30pm – 9:30pm
Tippecanoe Arts Federation, 638 North Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1153 (map)
 

Monday, August 14, 2017

August
15th
7:30 PM

Tippecanoe Arts Federation
638 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
Bring 10-15 copies of your new song  to share
Get Directions

Song Sharing Meeting

Our meeting will be in the Fiddlers Gathering East Room on the lower level of TAF.  Come join us and get the latest news and share a song.


How Cool is THIS?

At our July meeting, Frederick Michaels shared lyrics and invited people to add the music.  Not one, but TWO people took up the challenge.  Come to the meeting to hear both (very different) songs shared by Lee Anna Atwell and Gilbert Gordon.


    Get the Latest News:

    • More about how the Benefit for Abby And Libby in Delphi went
    • Song conferences to attend
    • CD releases coming up
    • and more!
    Don't forget to "like" SAMI on Facebook and post your upcoming gigs and share what's going on with you.

    See you there Tomorrow (Tuesday) at TAF!

    Thursday, July 06, 2017

    Wabash Riverfest July 8th

    Come join us this Saturday at Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette from 9am-4pm for a family fun day and support your favorite songwriters!  For more info: http://wabashriverfest.com/


    SAMI Performers for Riverfest 2017
    9:00 - 9:35am - Cheryl Fletcher
    9:40 – 10:15am – Travis Kearney
    10:20 - 10:55am – Annie Hatke Schap
    11:00 – 11:35 pm – Tj Rosa
    11:40 – 12:15 pm – Paul Foster
    12:20 - 12:55pm – Mike Longcor
    1:00 - 1:35pm – Joe Peters
    1:40 – 2:15pm – Gilbert Gordon
    2:20 - 2:55pm – Brandon Fulk & Derrick Coleman
    3:00 – 3:35pm – Rick Rascoe
    3:40-4:00 pm late add-on or tear down

    Monday, April 17, 2017



    April
    18
    7:30 PM

    Tippecanoe Arts Federation
    638 North Street
    Lafayette, IN 47901
    Bring 10-15 copies of your new song  to share
    Get Directions

    Song Sharing Meeting

    Our regular song-sharing meeting will be in the Fiddlers Gathering East Room on the lower level of TAF Tuesday, April 18th.  Come join us and get the latest news and share a song!


    Did You Sign Up to Perform at Riverfest on July 8th?

    We will have the signup sheets for Riverfest for morning or afternoon slots. So far we only have a few people and we need others to fill the day.  Don't forget that it is a fun,  easy "plug in and play" opportunity on July 8th. Slots range in length from 2-3 songs to 6-7 songs depending on what you'd like to sign up for.


      Get the Latest News:

      • The latest on our Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters
      • How you can get more involved
      • member news and networking
      Don't forget to "like" SAMI on Facebook and post your upcoming gigs and share what's going on with you.

      See you tomorrow night at 7:30!

      Sunday, January 29, 2017


      2017 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters


       “A scholarship for the advancement of young songwriters”

      Who- The Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI)

      What- Currently accepting applications for the 2017 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters, which includes the special Mike Lane Horizon Award. This scholarship and award exists for the purpose of developing, recognizing and supporting area youth in the advancement of their songwriting skills.

      Who Can Apply- Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 19 at the time of application and be a permanent resident of one of the following Indiana counties to apply: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.

      When- Applications being accepted until March 31, 2017.

      Winner Will Receive: 
      1. $500 cash award to be applied toward the Shirley Martin Scholarship winner’s education, a musical instrument or other songwriting-supporting endeavor.  Other cash awards for runners-up and the Mike Lane Horizon Award.
      2. Performance opportunities.
      3. Local publicity.

      How and Where to Apply:
      Apply online or download a printable application, or write to:
      The Tippecanoe Arts Federation
      638 North Street
      Lafayette, IN,  47901

       Distribution: Winners will be notified on or before May 1, 2017.

      For additional information email TJ Rosa at tjrtunes@gmail.com.

      Friday, January 27, 2017

      JANUARY 2017 NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

      Officers for 2017:  We are soliciting so whoever is interested in participating in a SAMI position for 2017, please make this known by emailing secretary@samisong.com.  Your service is appreciated.

      2017 SAMI Board
      President:
      Vice-president:
      Treasurer:
      Secretary:
      Scholarship Coordinators: Barrett Myers & TJ Rosa
      New Venue Development
      Web Image Consultant:

      TWO Different Showcases to Get Involved In:

      SAMI Songwriter Showcase is an audition-based series of concerts. SAMI and GLM Live have teamed up to raise money for the SAMI scholarships, and provide a unique show of the highest musical quality in a personable, intimate performance setting. The first show for 2017 will take place in mid March and performers have not been selected yet.  Anyone interested should apply by mid Feb to allow for publicity deadlines. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age (with written parental consent if under 18) and members of SAMI. Songwriters may apply by emailing the following to nickyroodmusic@gmail.com

      1.) Two Original Songs (.mp3 format)
      2.) Lyrics (.doc format)
      3.) Live Performance Video (can be a private or unlisted YouTube link)
      4.) Short Bio
      All emails must have “Name - SAMI Songwriter Showcase Audition” written in the email subject.
      Songwriters will be notified via email whether they are selected to perform in a showcase or not.
      SAMI Songwriter Showcase - email nickyroodmusic@gmail.com to apply!

      River City Playhouse - 6 concerts are planned for this year and managed by our very own TJ Rosa. The first showcase (that benefits our scholarship) will be Feb 2nd with Jeff Anderson and Hunter Patterson, $10 online in advance or $20 at the door, FB page, rivercityph.com,

      Funndraising DVD of the Jan 9, 2016 House Concert at the Delphi Opera House has been released and is available for purchase, $20 for both the DVD and CD combo package.  All proceeds go to SAMI if you purchase from SAMI and all proceeds go to the Delphi Opera House if you buy from them.  This is a really good concert and it supports 2 worthy causes.

      2017 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters:  Stay tuned for updated deadlines and ways to help with this year’s songwriting scholarships.  Barrett Myers and TJ Rosa will be coordinating to get the ball rolling, and more info will be coming on how you can help.

      Do the Dues! 
      It’s time to collect SAMI’s annual dues.  SAMI is, and has always been, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.  Any money collected from dues and donations goes directly to paying for the annual operating costs, like our monthly meeting space rental (pretty minimal) and the substantial payouts of the annual young songwriters scholarships in May. It takes roughly $1,500 each scholarship cycle, and we need your dues/and or donations! Dues are still only $20 per year and can either be handed to our treasurer, Michael Longcor, at a meeting, or mailed to TAF:

      SAMI
      c/o Tippecanoe Arts Federation
      638 North Street
      Lafayette, IN 47901

      February’s Song Challenge Ideas:
      1. Love Song “Love is in the Air”
      2. Anti-Love Song

      The colder weather means more time spent indoors...might be a good time to start a new song.  See you at the February meeting.

      Cheryl Fletcher
      SAMI Secretary

      Monday, January 16, 2017



      November
      17
      7:30 PM

      Tippecanoe Arts Federation
      638 North Street
      Lafayette, IN 47901
      Bring 10-15 copies of your new song  to share
      Get Directions

      Song Sharing Meeting

      We will meet in the room next to the kitchen on the lower level of TAF.  Get the latest news and share a song!
       


      Get the Latest News:

      • Help decide the goals and direction of SAMI in 2017
      • Find out more about our songwriting scholarships
      • Time to collect the $20 annual dues from our membership
      • and more!
      Don't forget to "like" SAMI on Facebook and post your upcoming gigs and share what's going on with you.

      See you there!