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Bill Pere - Song Analyst and Music Business Coach

Songwriting that Gets Results, Combining Arts, Education, and Community Outreach
Song Development - Music Production - Music Business Mentoring  - Recording -  Workshops - Artist Development



Three Decades of Touching Hearts and Minds with some of the finest songcrafting of our time.



Bill is currently President and Executive Director of the Connecticut Songwriters Association, as well as Executive Director of the LUNCH Ensemble.  For complete event calendars of these two organizations, which will include most of Bill's major concert appearances,  click the links below.

Bill also does private consultations and mentoring in any aspect of songwriting,  performing ,  or  developing a career in the music business, through the Connecticut Songwriting Academy .  Recording, production, publishing and distribution too.


Bill is based in New England, and has performed across the U.S., and in Canada and Europe.  Venues include colleges,  theaters, coffeehouses, schools,  conferences, and festivals around the country.
Bill Pere with Steve Chapin, Nova Scotia, Canada


CSA Calendar
LUNCH calendar




For Other Highlights, see the  the LUNCH and CSA calendars:

(Bill keeps a light performing schedule so as to devote more time to writing, recording,  and teaching, so catch the performances when you can.  Bill performs either solo, with the LUNCH Ensemble, or as part of the band Heart and Spiral )



Lots of time in the recording studio, and
Teaching programs at the
CT Songwriting Academy

 Mystic River Folk Special Concert Series (schedule)

Monthly at CT Songwriters Association (schedule)

January 9 -   Free Seminar:   "Strategies for Success in a Rapidly Changing Digital World".  7:15pm,  Mystic Chamber of Commerce,  14 Holmes St,  Mystic CT.

January 22, 29 : 7-9pm Songwriting Course at Westerly Enrichment Center,
                            State St  School, Westerly RI

February 10 -5pm Pine Point School, Barnes Rd, Stonington --  Tickets: $10
                       The Chapin Legacy Remembered
                       with the Ensemble to benefit local social services.  

February 17 - Mystic River Folk with Marci Geller from NYC, and Kay Pere

February 19:   The official release of the long-awaited double CD, "Dare to Dream"

February 25,  4pm  Baggot Inn, 82 W. 3rd St (Greenwich Village), New York City;
                       Songwriting presentation/Critique and Showcase.

March 03    3 PM  Mystic United Methodist Church - free program, with Ensemble

March 05 - Radio interview WILI,  Willimantic area.

March 10 - 7pm St Michael's Center, Baltic.  Hunger Awareness Concert
                    with the Ensemble to benefit social services  Tickets: $10

March 24    5pm,  With the Ensemble at the Bradford School in Westerly, RI

April 14 - 1-5pm - Hosting a Collaboration Workshop, Mystic Chamber of Commerce
                14 Holms ST, Mystic

April 23 & 30 -    7-9pm Songwriting & Music Business Course at
                            Westerly Enrichment Center,
                            Babcock  School, Westerly RI

May 04 -   8pm Music For a Change Concert Series,  University of Hartford
                  "A Tribute to Harry Chapin"  tickets:  $15   Info and Directions

June 01 -       7:30pm Special Harry Chapin Tribute  Benefit Event,
Shubert Theater, New Haven
Steve Chapin, Big John Wallace, and Howard Fields
                      and the Voices For Hope'06  winners.
                      Tickets: Shubert Box Office

June 30,  Granite Theater, Westerly, RI:  Voices For Hope '07 finals .

June 17 - JB Williams Park, Glastonbury,  CSA Showcase (approx 1 pm)

July 7 - Wethersfield Summer Songshare (invitation only)

July 14 - New London Sailfest  -  1:30pm

July 15-21      Music Director, Camp Wightman  (

August 11  - Brick, NJ  Voices For Hope event

August 26  JB Williams Park, Glastonbury,  CSA Showcase, with the Ensemble

Aug 29 - Sept 4 -- - Independent Music Conference, Philadelphia, PA
                                Presenter/Performer   (

Sept 15 - St James Episcopal Church,  West Hartford, CSA Day of Praise Concert.
St James's Episcopal Church West Hartford
19 Walden St, West Hartford, 06107 - (860) 521-5756
Get directions - More information

Sept 25 - Hosting a Pro Workshop with Gilli Moon from L.A.

Sept 30 - Suffield Baptist Church - 10:00am service

Oct 1 and Oct 15     6-9pm:   2-part course "The Craft of Songwriting"
Westerly Continuing Education  --Babcock School, Westerly RI   
Register / Info

October 5-8    Gove Hill Retreat Center,  Vermont  (Private retreat)

October 13     University of Connecticut

November 6  7:15pm - Presentation at Wesleyan University

November 10 - Veterans Day Concert, with Tom Callinan at Mystic River Folk

Nov 14 -  3-4 pm Academy Point, Mystic CT

Nov 15  9-11pm, St Johns University, NYC

December  1  - 7:00pm, Union Baptist Church, Mystic --  Holiday Concert to benefit  local social services.  An event for the whole family featuring the entire LUNCH Ensemble. Tickets:  $10 (at the door)  $8 in advance  



Connecticut Songwriting Academy
PO Box 511, Mystic CT 06355
 e-mail:  info @ ctsongwriting . com
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