The Minnesota Association of Songwriters (MAS) general song review meeting meets on the last Wednesday each month except December. If time changes happen, they are announced in our monthly events calendar and we will post changes on the website as well.
Song reviews during COVID-19 distancing
PLEASE NOTE: As of the March 25, 2020 Song Review Meeting, this will be an online event until further notice due to the government policies on group gatherings in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Please see additional information to changes on our schedule of events by following this link. https://mnsongwriters.org/covid-19
Virtual (online) song review meetings
We will continue to conduct the song review meeting as an online event using the Zoom Video Conferencing service that we have recently implemented. The meeting will remain scheduled on the last Wednesday of every month and we will send out the information including the link or phone number to enter the conference room a few days before the meeting. You will still be able to perform your songs for review either live or by submitting an mp3 file of a song.
You will be notified of Zoom song review sessions via our MAS Members mailing list (powered by Google Groups). Questions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: With this meeting and all other online meetings, an account with Zoom is not required to participate. A person can connect to a Zoom meeting via desktop computer, tablet, smartphone, or telephone (audio only). We will provide you with the links and telephone numbers that will allow you to enter the online meeting directly from your personal device.
Monthly in-person meetings (after COVID-19)
In-person song reviews at MAS meetings
At our monthly meetings, members and guests perform songs they have written and each song is reviewed by the attending members of the group. A discussion takes place with regard to structure, melody and lyrical content of the song.
When presenting a song for evaluation, ask the group specifically what type of feedback you would like to receive. This allows members to listen more closely and to focus their attention on the specific help the songwriter wants.
Please provide a copy of your lyrics for each member at the meeting (recommend you bring at least 15 copies of your lyrics).
Guest speakers at MAS meetings
Occasional "mini-workshops" with music professionals from the area present their expertise at our monthly meetings. Past presentations have included copyright law, songwriting for the theater, becoming your own booking agent, songwriting for television & media, and many more subjects.
Guests are welcome to attend two meetings and have one song evaluated before being asked to join.
MAS wishes to thank Schmitt Music for their generosity and support in allowing us to utilize their facilities to conduct our monthly song review meetings.