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Third Tuesday of Every Month, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tippecanoe Arts Federation Address: 638 North St, Lafayette, IN 47901 (map)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Applications Now Being Accepted!


2011 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 2011 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 April 8, 2011.

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:

Applications and instructions can be downloaded here or write to:

The Tippecanoe Arts Federation

638 North Street

Lafayette, IN, 47901

Distribution: Winners will be notified on or before May 2, 2011.

For additional information Email:

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

SAMI Hosts a Free-for-Members Concert and Workshop

SAMI hosted a concert and workshop with the multi-talented Tim Grimm on January 18th at the TAF building. Starting at 7:00 pm, Tim performed a totally unplugged acoustic set featuring many of his original songs from his latest release, "Farm Songs" (2010). Following the concert, many stayed for the songwriting workshop led by Tim. Speaking as one who attended both the concert and workshop, SAMI did well by bringing this caliber of a singer/songwriter/performer to Lafayette. For anyone who might have missed this concert, check out Tim's website for more information on his music and tour information. Check back periodically to for news concerning future workshops and concerts brought to you by SAMI.