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:
Mark Bond Carpentry
Mike & Pam Byers
Matt Call Simplified Acoustics
Scott Greeson & Vickie Maris of “Teach, Inspire, Connect”
Scott Greeson Music
Haley’s Lock Safe, & Keys
Chris June and June IND
The Family of Mike Lane
Neil & Lisa McTavish
Michele Newman in Loving Memory of Steve Hill
North Central Health Services
Joe & Dai Peters in loving memory of Bill & Billie Peters
James & Teresa Rohler
SAMI members, families & friends
Tippecanoe Arts Federation
WBAA, National Public Radio from Purdue University
- 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.
Co-Founder of SAMI, SAMI President