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Song of the Month:

For January 2015, the winner is:

That’s How
Christine Baker

Click here for previous winners

February Workshop

Monday, Feb 2nd

March Workshop

Monday, March 2nd
7:30 - 11pm
Five Towns College
Room 217
Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY


The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers. We get together to share and develop our passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Our goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same.

Read about us here.

Membership is free, but if you’d like to make it official, our application form is here.


The ISS would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations:

Five Towns College


Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Intl.

Folk Music Society of Huntington



Dec 19, 2014 ISS Member Mark Brendan Hussey releases his third CD, Iridescent Echos. Details coming soon at IridescentEchos.com. Mark’s music is melodic, philosophical, and has a quirky kind of humble greatness.

Dec 15, 2014 ISS Member Susan Davis releases her first CD, The Storm Is Over available on CDBaby. It may be her first CD, but it sounds amazing, very polished and gorgeous. Congratulations.

May 22, 2014 The ISS offers our warmest congratulations to Mel Glazer for being awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) by Five Towns College on this, their 40th Commencement, May 24th 2014.

May 4, 2014 ISS Members will be presenting a showcase of songs about Long Island & Hurricane Sandy at the Bellmore Memorial Library. DOWNLOAD FLYER

March 27, 2014 Lois Morton won the MAC (Manhatten Arts Caberet) Revue Award for her incredible TWENTIETH CENTURY GIRL: THE LOIS MORTON SONGBOOK. Congratulations Lois! .

March 2014 WBAB host, Joe Rocker, interviews ISS Director, Walt Sargent for the radio program Plugged Into Long Island. Interview wlil be posted shortly.

Click here to go to the news archives.

Workshop Calendar


  • Mar 2, Monday
  • Apr 6th, Monday
  • May 4th, Monday
  • June 1st, Monday

For a description, directions and the ISS Workshop Guide, please click here.

Bellmore Memorial Library Showcase

The ISS wishes to thank Estelle Henrich for producing the Bellmore Showcase series, and Mike Svezia for co-producing at least some of the time. We also wish to thank Patty Paris from the library for hosting, and thank Alice Hayden for the lovely flyers. We are also thankful to Jack Finkenberg, Jim Baron, Mike Christian and others who have provided sound reinforcement. A special thanks to Suzanne Ernst for supporting several performers with background vocals and guitar. Finally, we also want to thank all the songwriters for sharing their fine performances, authentic stories and musical gifts.

With Estelle’s retirement, the ISS looking for an event producer to run the series. Interested parties are invited to contact us.

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