Songwriters' Association of Washington

SAW Community Day
A special day of and about Song for songwriters, singers, fans and friends. 

Check back often for schedule of events. The day will include:
- Screening of Documentary about John Wort Hannam (MASC Grand Prize winner
- Performance workshop by Lani a'Kea and Danny Dean of the Watch;
- Chord Grammar workshop by Matt Holsen;
- Painting pictures with words and music with Mike Ryan;
- Ukelele workshop with Glen Hirabayashi of The Aloha Boys;
- vocal exercises and harmonies workshop by Peter Schmitt, MCPS Chorus Director
- song circles, networking, boring speeches by the president,
 networking,  dinner, and more performances!

So that we can plan, please RSVP by registering through the website.

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The Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW) is a community of aspiring and professional songwriters dedicated to cultivating excellence in song craft.  Established as a non-profit organization in 1979, SAW continues to develop, promote, and encourage songwriters through education, networking, and performance opportunities throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area.

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