Join the Ozarks Regional Songwriters Association


The Ozarks Regional Songwriters Association (ORSA) is a part of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation (IFAF) designed to be a community of songwriters working together to further the opportunities for all Songwriters in the area. There will be a separate committee to run the operation of the ORSA. At least one member of the IFAF board will sit on the ORSA Committee and act as chair. The ORSA will have songwriter events for both the public and the association members.

Dues to the association are going to start at $30 per year. A student membership is available for $15 per year and is open to students through high school with a valid student ID card.

Events


Songwriter Showcase (monthly) – This event will showcase the original works of up to 8 Songwriters each month. Each participant is asked to promote the event to their fans and friends and to bring at least 5 fans with them to the showcase. The audience will vote and one winner will be chosen. The winner from each month will come back to the finals at the Power of Music Festival where we will have judges from the national music industry give feedback on the songs. The runner up winners each month will qualify in a wildcard round of voting on social media and the top 4 are invited to the finals. Monthly & Final winners will win prizes yet to be determined. The showcase performances will be broadcast live on 103.3 KOBV, Bentonville Community Radio. One entry per year, per member.

  • Showcase entry fee is free to members, $20 for non-members
  • One Showcase entry per member, per year. Additional entry for $10 (if you didn’t win or qualify as a wildcard) Consecutive months not allowed.
  • Members to get priority on Showcase entry
  • Song must be an original written by the performer
  • Songwriter can bring one accompanist
  • $5 Cover charge for patrons attending the event

Songwriters Workshops (Quarterly) – Each quarter, the ORSA will host a music industry veteran or executive to lead a workshop to help further the education of our members. This would be a hands-on learning opportunity in a classroom type setting.


ORSA Committee


Kevin Bernier – IFAF
Bianca Montoya – Visit Bentonville
Ken Patrick – Warner Music Group
Calah Andelman – Midtown Associates

ORSA Members

  • Members to receive a 50% discount on Quarterly workshops

Member Benefits


  • Performance Entry Fee waived for one monthly songwriter showcase
  • Cover charge waived for monthly songwriter showcases
  • 20% discount at Haxton Road Studio
  • Song critiques from live audience
  • Networking with local songwriters
  • Social Media promotion
  • Discounted entry to quarterly workshops
  • Link to your website from the ORSA website
  • Booking recommendations to local venues and events when solicited
  • Chance to perform on the Power of Music Festival based on your performance
  • Interview opportunities for ORSA events through the ORSA PR agent (publicity for the songwriter through our press releases)