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Grammy-Award-Winning Songwriting that Gets Results,
Combining Arts, Education, and Community Outreach

Song Development - Music Production - Music Business Mentoring  - Recording -  Workshops - Artist Development


BILL PERE -- A Small Sample of Awards, Affiliations, and Assorted Trivia

2015 - Featured presenter at New England Music Awards Conference

2014 - Featured Presenter, Songwriting School of Los Angeles, IMC

2014 - School of Audio Engineering, IMC, Hollywood

2013 - Engineered a recording session with broadway legend Melba Moore in NYC

2012 - Grammy Award, contributing songwriter, "Best Children's Album of the Year"

2012 - Featured Presenter, IMC Musicians Institute, Hollywood, CA

2011 -- Named "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year"
           by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

2010-13 - Official Judge, CT Folk Songwriting competition and Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriting Competitoion

2010-11 -- Official Judge,  Indiegrrl Songwriting Competition

2009 -- Music Connection Magazine's list of the "Top 50 Groundbreakers,  
           Innovators, Iconoclasts and Guiding Lights of the Music Industry"

2009 -- Release of first edition of "Songcrafter's Coloring Book: The Essential
           Guide to Effective and Successful Songwriting", quickly becoming an
           internationally acclaimed songwriting reference book.

2009 -- Song  produced for teen duo distributed for play through
           20,000 stores across Europe

2009 -- Celebrity Judge, CT Rising Star Competition

2009 -- Judge/Critiquer for Indie International Song Competition

2009-10 -- Presenter, Indiegrrl Conference, Nashville TN

2009 -- Featured on an official Cheerios box as a hunger-fighting hero.

2009 -- Featured on the cover of the Indie Bible

2009 -- Featured presenter/performer. IMC, Northamton, MA

2008 -- Featured interview - Hartford Business Journal

2008 -- Local Business Assoc. Award -    Best Music Lessons

2008 -- Featured Presenter and Performer at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV

2008-16 -- Featured Presenter and Performer at the Singer-Songwriter Conference, Cape May, NJ.  (

2007 -- "Calendar" still at the top of the NM1 Folk music chart, with High School My School at #20.

2007-08 - Producer and Performer, Chapin Legacy Show, Shubert Theater

2007-- Featured interview with Songalive, on

2006-current -- A top-rated Songwriting Expert on All

2006-07 -- Official Judge and Critiquer for international Unisong International Songwriting Competition

2006 -- Featured Songwriting Coach in "Making Music" magazine, (May/June)

2006-16 - Founder and Official Judge and Producer,  Voices For Hope vocal scholarship competition

2006 - Finalist Judge for "Voices For Hope" event at the Bushnell

2006 -- Presenter, CMEA Conference, Hartford, CT

2006 --  Panelist and Presenter  at the IMC,  Dallas Texas

2006 -- Producer for "Your Voice" CD by Peg D'Amato, yielding 4 Top Ten songs on  Christian/Gospel internet radio charts

2006 -- Producer "Share the Journey" inspirational compilation CD featuring 19 artists

2006 -- Song "Calendar" in all-time top-10 for a year at online Indie music charts.

2005 -- World Hunger Year Recognition Award for Innovative Grassroots Solutions to Fighting Hunger, presented at the Hard Rock Cafe by WHY

2005 -- Faculty Lecturer, Western CT State University

2005 -- Sponsor and Presenter,  New England Musicians Expo

2005 -- #1  song  ("Calendar") on online Indie Folk charts

2004 -- Founder,  Connecticut Songwriting and Performance Conference

2004-16 -- Presenter and Performer,  Independent Music Conference, Philadelphia

1981-Current:  16 original CD's released,  24 original  stage plays produced

2004  -- Featured Songwriting Columnist, Muses Muse

2004 -- 7 songs in Top 10 across 3 charts, at

2004 -- Featured writeups in Intermixx magazine and Circle Magazine

2003 -- CSA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education Through Music

2003 -- Independent Artist of the Year,   national Independent Music Conference

2003 -- Mentor and Presenter, Philadelphia Independent Music Conference

2001 -- Feature article published in Songwriters Market book

2001 - - CSA Award for Outstanding Community Service through Music

2000 -- Award for Outstanding Service to Songwriters, presented by John Braheny

2000 -- Feature article published in Songwriters Market book

2000 -- "The Wish" selected for inclusion on the Artists Hunger Network CD "The Time is Now"

1999 -- CSA Award for Outstanding Community Service through Music

1998 -- Contributing Editor, Strategies for Teaching Guitar, MENC Press

1997 -- Mystic Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

1997 -- Citation for Outstanding Community Outreach through Music, from the Connecticut General Assembly

1996 -- Parents Choice Gold Award for the song "Donkey in a Ditch", co-written with Les Julian and released on his award-winning CD "Color Outside the Lines" ("the best children's song about a moral diilemma ever written... Parents' Choice Magazine)

1996 -- International Artists Cooperative Award for Community Outreach Through the Arts

1995 -- Appointment as Official Connecticut State Troubadour, by the Commission on the Arts

1995 -- Significant Contribution to Education through Music

1995 -- Featured article in the New York Times

1994 -- Connecticut Renaissance Award from CSA, presented by Pete Seeger

1993 -- Outstanding Community Service Through Music, presented by Gene Pitney

1992 -- CSA Songwriter of the Year, presented by George Wurzbach of the Songwriters guild

1991-- Outstanding Community Service through Music (The first Harry Chapin Legacy Show)

1990 -- Significant Contribution to Education Through Music

1989 -- A Decade of Service to Songwriters, presented by CSA

1982 -- CSA Songwriter of the Year ( "Crest of a Wave" Album)

1980 -- Outstanding Service to the Connecticut Songwriters Association (CSA)

1974 - Bucknell University Award for Outstanding Creativity, 
          (Rock Opera "Song Of Time to Come")



President and Executive Director, Connecticut Songwriters Association

Founder and Executive Director, Local United Network to Combat Hunger

Founder and Executive Director, Connecticut Songwriting Academy

Founder, Connecticut Songwriting and Performance Conference

Connecticut Music Educators Association

Official Connecticut State Troubadour

CT Commission on the Arts Performing Artists Roster

Faculty Lecturer, Western Connecticut State University ('05-'06)

Artist Council Cooperative

Folk Alliance

Association for Psychological Type, MBTI Qualified

Connecticut ARC program, 1995

Editor, Connecticut Songsmith

Producer and Director,  Harry Chapin Legacy Show Series




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