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Knoxville Songwriters Association

The Knoxville Songwriters’ Association was established by Sara Williams in 1983 as a non-profit organization to serve the songwriting community of Knoxville and surrounding areas. The Association presently has over 40 members and meets at the Fountain City Branch of the Knox County Library on Essary Road just east of Broadway.

The purpose of the Association is to bring together aspiring songwriters who are seeking information and education on the craft of songwriting. The best way to get that information and education is to network with others that have the same goal in mind.

The KSA provides that opportunity each Tuesday night at the library from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. (Music jam session 5:00pm - 6:00pm)

Additionally, various workshops and seminars are offered to members during the year at little or no additional cost to the member. Some of these workshops are on the craft of songwriting, while others may cover the music business or how to market your songs. We try to have someone who is knowledgeable and active in the music business to conduct the seminars.

In the past, a few of the speakers have included Randy Sharpe, a professional songwriter, Jason Blume, a well known songwriter, author, and instructor on the craft of songwriting, Kim Williams, an award winning Nashville songwriter who started out his career as one of the early members of the KSA, and Michael de Bills, a local songwriter, author, publisher, and musician. Our most recent speaker, on August 15, was Rick Beresford, a professor of music at Belmont University in Nashville.

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