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Thanks to all who participated in StreamCatcher, our first CoVideo19 online video project. See who won and watch videos here. We are planning more online projects, including a virtual Community Day, a video wall featuring original songwriters for Make Music Day DMV, and more. More info coming soon!

Welcome song writers, song lovers, song singers and other casual misfits of the creative rodeo that is modern music. SAW hopes to be your best resource for tools, tips, ideas and relationships. If you seek opporTUNEities to share your gift, come and join us as we make the solitary suffering that is songwriting an enriching community-based experience (or at least try real hard). Roam our pages and social media outposts, ask questions, attend functions and otherwise make yourself heard and seen. If we help you find rhyme, that is our reason. SAW is a community of volunteers, so we need you to participate. Make yourself at home and get to work on your next song.    

SAW's video contest is over but the videos remain: Streamcatcher.

StreamCatcher is SAW’s CoVideo19 project. An attempt to create and encourage community from isolation. Songwriters are asked to create a video, register, sign in, submit, vote, encourage your fans to the site to view and vote. While we promised $1500. in prizes you awarded $2000. and untold rewards in building a stronger, better music community.

Did you miss the MASC Awards Show? Watch it on YouTube - you can skips over the boring talking parts to hear some amazing music.


Help us Make Music in the DMV on June 21! Make Music Day is a daylong, musical free-for-all that brings musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels together to make, enjoy, perform, teach and learn music. We are seeking venues, volunteers with vision and musicians of every kind. 

See and hear SAW members practicing their craft.

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Check out more photos here

Check out our event calendar for the complete schedule of open mics, showcases, toolboxes and other events. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Visit our contest pages for info about the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.  The contest opens each year in early summer and the deadline to enter is around the end of September.


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.

People of all ages and musical backgrounds join SAW to become better songwriters, find collaborators, learn about the business and craft of songwriting, showcase and strengthen their performance and musical skills, and make lifelong friends. 

Songwriters' Association of Washington is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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