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SCL in NY: Songwriter/Bookwriter Exchange in collaboration with the Dramatists Guild
Songwriter-Bookwriter Exchange
with members of the Dramatists Guild


November 20th, 2014

The purpose of the Exchange is for songwriters to share their work with playwrights or book writers seeking collaboration on new works of musical theatre.

10 SCL songwriters will perform one song each. 10 DG book writers in the early stages of developing a new musical, for which they have not yet found a composer or lyricist, will be invited to share a brief synopsis with the group. The Exchange will be moderated by Dramatists Guild Director of Membership, Roland Tec and the head of the SCL in NY Steering Committee, Greg Pliska.


Please read the following carefully before applying for a spot: 

Composers and Composer/Lyricists
You must have one song (no longer than 5 min.) ready to be performed live for the group.  Please specify if you wrote the lyrics, music or both.  Composer-lyricist teams are welcome to attend provided that they are seeking a book writer to collaborate with. If you do not wish to perform your own song, you may bring a singer and/or a pianist, as needed. Unfortunately, CDs or other audio recordings are not suited to the nature of this event. All songs must be performed live. Please indicate when you RSVP whether you will be performing your own song, or bringing performers and if so, please specify their names and what they will be doing, (e.g. Piano: Joe Schmoe, Vocals: Jane Doe, etc.) Composers and composer-lyricist teams must submit a PDF of the sheet music to their song to reserve a spot. Also, pleasesubmit a brief bio (250 words, max.) outlining your professional accomplishments to date. In the case of a songwriting team, please be sure to include a bio for each contributor.

Applicants must be SCL members in good standing. Submit materials to Applications will be reviewed by the moderators. 

Submission Deadline: October 29, 2014 at 6PM EST. Participants will be notified of their acceptance into the Exchange by 6PM EST on November 5th.

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