Join us at our next regular song sharing meeting:

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

About SAMI

SAMI is a dues paying member organization of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation

SAMI was co-founded in 1992 by songwriter's Scott Greeson, Shirley Martin, Anita Wood, Mark Skidmore and Brian Koning as a resource for the purpose of education, encouragement, networking and development of songwriters in mid-north Indiana.

Through the means of workshops, showcases and monthly meetings, SAMI has sustained growth through unselfish support of area musicians.

The Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters supports young songwriters in memory of Shirley Martin who passed away November 10, 1998.

Each December SAMI Members elect officers:

 SAMI Board
President-  Scott Greeson
Vice President- Annie Hatke Schap
Secretary- Cheryl Fletcher
Treasurer- Michael Longcor
Web Image Consultant -
Shirley Martin Scholarship Coordinator - Justice Fuller
New Venue Development Chair- Chris June

Sponsors and Supporters:

Mike and LeeAnna Atwell
Mike and Pam Byers
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Finney
Christopher and Margarita Gipson
Scott Greeson & Vickie Maris in Memory of Jan
ISTARI Productions
Lafayette Journal and Courier
The Family of Mike Lane
Nami's Bar & Grill
Joe & Dai Peters in loving memory of Bill & Billie Peters
James and Teresa Rohler
SAMI members’ families and friends
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
WBAA, National Public Radio from Purdue University

A Message From the President: Scott Greeson
For twenty seven years, SAMI has served the songwriting community through mentoring, education and commitment to each other. SAMI’s unequivocal success can largely be attributed to the unselfish and giving nature of its members. Members have learned that through community growth, comes personal growth. When you consider the areas of the United States that are leaders in the music industry, you will always find a solid group of people like SAMI, committed to the continuous improvement of the artistic community in which they exist. Do I believe that Lafayette could become the next Nashville, Asheville or Austin, with a world class music scene that people come to be a part? The answer is ‘yes!’ You might ask how that could happen; well my friends, the seeds have been planted. With an increasing number of quality venues, theaters, festivals and artists, we are primed for exponential growth.  
While I firmly believe that SAMI is on the cusp of exponential growth, I think it’s critical to never forget what has gotten us to this point as a group. Simply put, it is our practice to foster an environment at events, meetings and performances where people are safe, comfortable and welcome. These elements are the foundation of our organization without exception. 
With this said I am reaffirming our expectation that SAMI members and leaders are, at all times, to conduct themselves professionally and with respect towards each other.

  • The SAMi organization will not accept discrimination of others at sponsored events or meetings.
  • The SAMI organization will not accept harassment of any kind, by one member to another via email, phone, text or social media. Behaviors of this kind are strictly prohibited.
  • An authenticated violation of these policies by any individual will result in disaffiliation from the SAMI organization. 

If you see or are concerned for someone, feel you are experiencing, or have witnessed this type of behavior within our organization, I would ask that you reach out to a SAMI leader immediately. 
Yes, these are tough topics to address, but if we are to see our full potential we must maintain a safe environment at all times. If you have questions please reach out to me.
Now let’s go write some songs!


Scott Greeson
Co-Founder of SAMI, SAMI President