Previous events

Young Adult Songwriters Workshop with Rachel Efron

Online

West Coast Songwriters Association is proud to announce a brand new program serving the young adults in our community!

Our first offering is a 5 week summer workshop, beginning August 4th and running through September 1st. Details below, including information on applying for a full or partial scholarship.

Conference Kickoff with Music City!

Online

On the last Friday of every month at 4pm Music City Hit Factory streams a series we call Music City Lockdown Sessions on Twitch (twitch.tv/musiccitytv) featuring local Bay Area artists. We handpick a group of performers every month to give you a curated live music experience in which you can watch, listen to, and chat with these amazing local musicians. Over the last 16 weeks, we have had over 60 artists on our show. From pop and country to Hip-hop and Jazz, they have done it all. We put this series on every month to give support to local musicians. It not only gives artists a platform to showcase their music while concerts are scarce, it also gives gigging artists a way to make extra money, since most musicians have had their incomes cut due to COVID-19. This month we are collaborating with West Coast Songwriters and they are taking over our Lockdown Sessions for their Kick-Off Concert! Tune in to interact, chat, and listen to your new favorite artists. Featuring Megan Slankard Anthony Arya The Bell Brothers

Menlo Park Chapter Online

Online

Last Tuesdays: July 28 & Aug 25 Greetings, Songwriters are invited to our online Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters Menlo Park Chapter. Last Tuesday of the Month: 7PM – 9PM. ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limited to two songs each (1 per set) for the first TEN who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style lean more toward Showcases of songs beyond the WIP stage. Performers can talk about the songs birth, evolution, inspiration, etc. And ‘could’ include asking for input from other participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting even if you don’t want to perform. To register please email or Facebook message Pete Sommer (pete@westcoastsongwriters.org) Thank You! KJ, Pete Chapter Managers

Portland Song Cirlce

Online

Join Portland's online song circle! Email Doug Henderson (spUd) portland@westcoastsongwriters.org for more details

South Bay Works In Progress

Online

“Works In Progress”: Mondays July 20 & Aug 17 Songwriters are invited to our Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters South Bay “Works In Progress” ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. Play your song live (on Zoom) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community. Each session will accommodate up to 10 participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting. To register please email Mike Simpson (mssbwip@gmail.com). Include your name, email, WCS membership status, and a copy of your song lyrics. Thank you! Mike

Lafayette Works in Progress

Co-Work Lomarinda, 935 Moraga Rd., Lafayette

Come Join Us! Members and Non-Members welcome Play your song (live or recorded) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community.

Please bring your own lyric sheets and kindly email Laurazucker212@gmail.com to let her know you will be attending!

Palo Alto Online

Online

2nd Mondays: July 13 & Aug 10 Greetings, Songwriters are invited to our online Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters Palo Alto Chapter. Second Monday of the Month: 7PM – 9PM. ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limited to two songs each (1 per set) for the first TEN who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style lean more toward Showcases of songs beyond the WIP stage. Performers can talk about the songs birth, evolution, inspiration, etc. And ‘could’ include asking for input from other participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting even if you don’t want to perform. To register please email or Facebook message Pete Sommer (pete@westcoastsongwriters.org) Thank You! Pete

Redwood City Works in Progress

Online

Songwriters!
Online WIP through Zoom - 5:00-6:15 and 6:30-7:45
(Space is limited to 6-8 songwriters per meeting so please RSVP/ASAP:) to mona@momusic.org

Redwood City Chapter Works In Progress. Play your song live (on the screen) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community.

Members and Non-Members welcome!

Important! Please text/email your lyrics to Mona (650-483-1347 or mona@momusic.org) by April 18 so she can text/email them to the group. Also, please provide a text or email that Mona can use to invite you to the Zoom Meeting.

Music in Theater, Sharing Your Work

Online

Wednesday August 5th at 2pm Pacific Time

WCS is very excited to present the second workshop in our Music in Theater series with Jon Berger and Melissa Harding!

Be prepared with a piece you are working on to share with the group. Jon and Melissa will listen, make suggestions and share experiences from their unique and diverse perspectives. Fellow attendees are encouraged to reach out to one another to expand the conversations. Join this dynamic group and see what all the talk was about!

Become a Member! - $100 annually

Member Price - $50

Non Member Price - $75

Woodland Opera House Members - $65

Limit of 10 spots, Purchase yours HERE

To sign up, please email poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org To become a member of WCS, Join Here https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/become-a-member

About Jon

Drummer and percussionist Gloria Gaynor , Petula Clark , Aretha Franklin The Ocean City Pops orchestra , The Washington Ballet . 23 Broadway shows including My Fair lady , Summer , Hello Dolly , Jersey Boys , Addams Family , In the heights , Next to Normal , Les mis , Cats , Saturday night fever , Gypsy . Until covid-19 hit with the new up and coming show Romeo and Bernadette, we were Just nominated for 2 Drama desk awards for Best book and lyrics and Best Musical nomination from Off Broadway Theater alliance Kids outreach artist since 2001 for Urban stages throughout the NYC 5 boroughs public libraries- Theatrical / percussive sound effects workshop Private lessons , Master classes and workshops . My new business ZahbahD studios just started up recording Remote drum tracks remotely from my home BFA classical percussion from S.U.N.Y. Purchase studied Timpani at the Metropolitan opera Paiste cymbals , DW drums , Remo drum heads , vater drum stick endorsing artists www.jonbergerdrums.com Facebook Jon Berger Instagram Jonbergerondrums

About Melissa Melissa Harding is a classically trained vocalist with a background in musical theatre with an expertise in various vocal styles. She was on a world tour with rock band Sixx:A.M. for many years, as well as serving as vocal coach to lead singer James Michael. She did backing vocals for the bands two 2016 albums “Prayers for the Damned” and “Prayers for the Blessed” and continues her work as a session singer/vocalist performing and recording regularly. She is an active songwriter, currently creating the book/score for her first original musical, and she recently premiered her first one woman Cabaret in LA. http:// www.melissaharding.com.!

Instagram: @melissakharding

San Rafael Online

Online

Songs in Progress!

WCS San Rafael - ZOOM Meetings

Practice performing on ZOOM and connect with WCS members at WCS San Rafael.

Sign in to ZOOM by 6:30pm. Performances will start at 7pm.

This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limit it to two songs each for the first TEN members who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style round robin with one song each per set. If you’d like to come, please email me or send me or DM on Facebook. margauxjoy@denador.com

We will continue to meet once a month on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Following are the dates for our next events:

May 5, 2020 June 2, 2020 July 9, 2020 August 4, 2020

To get the ZOOM link, send me an email at margauxjoy@denador.com

Menlo Park Chapter Online

Online

Last Tuesdays: July 28 & Aug 25 Greetings, Songwriters are invited to our online Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters Menlo Park Chapter. Last Tuesday of the Month: 7PM – 9PM. ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limited to two songs each (1 per set) for the first TEN who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style lean more toward Showcases of songs beyond the WIP stage. Performers can talk about the songs birth, evolution, inspiration, etc. And ‘could’ include asking for input from other participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting even if you don’t want to perform. To register please email or Facebook message Pete Sommer (pete@westcoastsongwriters.org) Thank You! KJ, Pete Chapter Managers

South Bay Works In Progress

Online

“Works In Progress”: Mondays July 20 & Aug 17 Songwriters are invited to our Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters South Bay “Works In Progress” ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. Play your song live (on Zoom) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community. Each session will accommodate up to 10 participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting. To register please email Mike Simpson (mssbwip@gmail.com). Include your name, email, WCS membership status, and a copy of your song lyrics. Thank you! Mike

Lafayette Works in Progress

Co-Work Lomarinda, 935 Moraga Rd., Lafayette

Come Join Us! Members and Non-Members welcome Play your song (live or recorded) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community.

Please bring your own lyric sheets and kindly email Laurazucker212@gmail.com to let her know you will be attending!

Palo Alto Online

Online

2nd Mondays: July 13 & Aug 10 Greetings, Songwriters are invited to our online Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters Palo Alto Chapter. Second Monday of the Month: 7PM – 9PM. ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limited to two songs each (1 per set) for the first TEN who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style lean more toward Showcases of songs beyond the WIP stage. Performers can talk about the songs birth, evolution, inspiration, etc. And ‘could’ include asking for input from other participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting even if you don’t want to perform. To register please email or Facebook message Pete Sommer (pete@westcoastsongwriters.org) Thank You! Pete

Redwood City Works in Progress

Online

Songwriters!
Online WIP through Zoom - 5:00-6:15 and 6:30-7:45
(Space is limited to 6-8 songwriters per meeting so please RSVP/ASAP:) to mona@momusic.org

Redwood City Chapter Works In Progress. Play your song live (on the screen) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community.

Members and Non-Members welcome!

Important! Please text/email your lyrics to Mona (650-483-1347 or mona@momusic.org) by April 18 so she can text/email them to the group. Also, please provide a text or email that Mona can use to invite you to the Zoom Meeting.

San Rafael Online

Online

Songs in Progress!

WCS San Rafael - ZOOM Meetings

Practice performing on ZOOM and connect with WCS members at WCS San Rafael.

Sign in to ZOOM by 6:30pm. Performances will start at 7pm.

This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limit it to two songs each for the first TEN members who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style round robin with one song each per set. If you’d like to come, please email me or send me or DM on Facebook. margauxjoy@denador.com

We will continue to meet once a month on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Following are the dates for our next events:

May 5, 2020 June 2, 2020 July 9, 2020 August 4, 2020

To get the ZOOM link, send me an email at margauxjoy@denador.com

Wendy Hope Screening Take 2!

Online

Wendy Hope Screening Take Two!

Deadline to submit is July 1st

Submit your song for this special opportunity! 15 songs will be accepted for consideration to participate in a live feedback session. Wendy will review the 15 submissions selecting 5 for a more personal and in depth online screening. The live screening for the selected songs will take place on July 13th at 3pm. Only the 5 chosen will be online.

In order to give your fellow members an opportunity for feedback, please do not submit if you were selected during Wendy's last session. 

About Wendy

As A & R director of Myriad Productions, I have a thorough understanding of music and the contemporary music scene. At the age of 10 I was singing the National Anthem at NBA and NFL games and by 18 I was on the road with my own band traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. I have opened for Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Mindy McCready, Chris Ledoux and the Charlie Daniels band to name a few. I have also headlined at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas earning a "Best of Las Vegas" rating by the Las Vegas Review Journal. My love for music and my personal accomplishments now reach out beyond my own passion for the stage in search of up and coming artists and the repertoire needed for commercial success. I am blessed to now be able to bring my experience and ear for hearing hit songs together with my dedication and team spirit to further others careers in the exciting and rapidly evolving music industry. https://www.myriad-pro.com

Pitch: Country, Pop, R&B, Rap, Soft rock, Blues NO heavy metal, hard rock or jazz please

SUBMIT YOUR SONG to poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org Only 15 Spots Available for review Wendy will select 5 songs for an in person feedback session

WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Wendy Hope Screening Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. Deadline to submit is no later than July 1st. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

Menlo Park Chapter Online

Online

Last Tuesdays: July 28 & Aug 25 Greetings, Songwriters are invited to our online Zoom event for West Coast Songwriters Menlo Park Chapter. Last Tuesday of the Month: 7PM – 9PM. ZOOM meeting will start at 6:30pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. This is a non-judges event, 2 sets and will limited to two songs each (1 per set) for the first TEN who register. This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Round Style lean more toward Showcases of songs beyond the WIP stage. Performers can talk about the songs birth, evolution, inspiration, etc. And ‘could’ include asking for input from other participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting even if you don’t want to perform. To register please email or Facebook message Pete Sommer (pete@westcoastsongwriters.org) Thank You! KJ, Pete Chapter Managers