What we're about
Hey, Twin Cities Tunesmiths!
Here's a new venue to workshop your melodies, tweak your lyrics and test out your soon-to-be-hit songs in a supportive group of like-minded creative people.
SONGWRITERS CIRCLE Twin Cities is a friendly group of pro, aspiring and "seasoned" Twin Cities songwriters, who meet monthly to perform & share our original songs. We do this for fun, constructive feedback and to develop our craft as writers/performers. Similar to the member working meetings of the Songwriters Guild in New York, we conduct our gatherings in a relaxed, supportive and positive format.
We also organize workshops/classes on aspects of songwriting and have occasional professional development presentations-- i.e. legal aspects, music publishing, studio recording production, etc.
Our basic offerings include a monthly songwriters FORUM meeting ("working session"), several acoustic Songwriter Showcases (Dulono’s Pizza in uptown, Dunn Bros Minnetonka-- Hwy 7, and Dunn Bros Excelsior-- Water Street) as well as a songwriters Open Mic. Check our schedule on meetup.com to discover details on our open mics, showcases, classes and additional special events. You can also find us via Facebook: facebook.com/1songwriterscircle (https://www.facebook.com/1songwriterscircle)
Songwriters who write and perform in all song styles and genres are welcome (i.e. singer-songwriter, rock, pop, folk, country, R&B, alternative, etc).
You don't have to be a singer-- you can bring a proxy diva / divo or a CD/mp3 demo for our working "Forum" meetings.
Feel free to bring friends for support and audience. There is a $5. suggested donation for each attendee for the working FORUM meetings. Your annual dues of $12 gets you 2 free meetings. Looking forward to seeing YOU there!
What Songwriter Circle members are saying about this Meetup Group:
"This is a tremendous resource for people who want to work on their songwriting. There is a lot of knowledge in the room but also respect for writers being "where they are at" in the development of their songs. Don tries hard and succeeds in creating an atmosphere that mixes thoughtful, honest feedback with compassion for those working through their particular creative process. There is also a feel to the room from artists willing to open up their work for examination. It takes courage, and this group respects that courage. Thanks for letting me share that!" -B.V.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my first Songwriters Circle meet up. Never had this much fun in a grocery store before. The players were top notch, and the comments were honest and helpful. Pleased and proud to be a new member!" -T.F.
"I think this group is as closely tied to the true purpose of music as anything I've been a part of. Thank you for making it happen. " -J.D.
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Songwriter Circle members and guests please note our group's policy:
Sharing songs in the Songwriters Circle FORUM is "Round-Robin"--
that is, each writer presents one song at a time for group feedback.
If we are able to complete a "full round" of writers wanting to share a song, and there is time available, people will have the opportunity to present a second song. If there are songs which are collaborations between two or more writers, those writers can present songs "back to back"-- however, so that group members can appreciate, digest and offer feedback, there needs to be some time in between songs for members to comment immediately after each presented song.
This song sharing policy is modeled after member meetings of the Songwriters Guild in NY (the "Trade Association" of professional songwriters) .
If you would like to share a song in the Songwriters Circle meeting, kindly take note and respect our policy. Thank you!