NSAI Toronto

Ontario, Canada

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the service of professional and aspiring songwriters in all genres of music. Founded in 1967, NSAI now has more than 150 chapters throughout the world.

NSAI Toronto songwriters to perform at 2020 Winterfolk festival in Toronto

Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
1 – 3 pm

Annex Wine Bar
296 Brunswick Ave
Toronto, Canada



Mariya - Singer-Songwriter

Mariya is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, Ontario. She is a self-taught musician from the age of 4 and continued on her musical journey through her extensive involvement in award winning school choirs and bands. At the age of 16, Mariya discovered she had perfect pitch, and at the age of 18 wrote her first song.

Mariya’s writing versatility has the power to impact people across many genres. Known as a songwriting chameleon, Mariya’s collection of songs range from the storytelling of the singer-songwriter genre, to a variety of other musical genres such as adult-contemporary, country-pop, top 40, rock and classical crossover.

Throughout the years, Mariya has made appearances all across the Greater Toronto Area, performing at Free Times Café, Ajax on Stage, The Rivoli, Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, York University, The Supermarket and Toronto’s Exhibition.

Trevor Peverley

Trevor Peverley is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and music instructor. 

Originally from Vancouver, he first moved to Toronto for school, finishing with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Humber College. 

Since then he’s performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival, The Rex Hotel, and The Jazz Bistro, as well as for weddings and private events. 

Right now Trevor can be found co-writing songs for other artists in Nashville and Toronto, as well as working on a debut EP for release next year.

Tom Bellman

After completing music studies at Humber College, Tom spent several years in Canada and Israel writing and performing with various bands. Notable among these were the Israeli groups Habreira Hativit – an eastern music ensemble – and Zaviot, a jazz quartet he co-founded, and with whom he recorded 3 records. The last of these recordings featured the renowned saxophonist Dave Liebman.

Tom eventually found his way into a career in software user interface design, with music remaining a serious pursuit and passion. In 1994-5, he combined his music and software design skills, collaborating with Thomas Dolby and Michael Brook on the Soundscapes project at Interval Research in Silicon Valley. The collection of software “instruments”, he co-designed were exhibited at the Experience Music Project museum in Seattle.

From 2007 to 2009, Tom composed over 35 songs for productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and The Tempest, directed by Judith Thompson. Tom contributed his song “Home At Last” to Ms.Thompson’s recent productions of Body & Soul.

Kate Mallen

Kate Mallen is a singer songwriter from Buffalo, N.Y. and a member of NSAI’s Toronto Chapter.

In 2018 she was featured on the Taste of Country Nights radio show as a ‘TOC Riser’ and performed at Buffalo’s Taste of Country Concert featuring Thomas Rhett, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreary and Danielle Bradbury.

She has been described as delivering songs that are “honest and raw…mesmerizing audiences with her powerful voice and unique Country-Blues sound.”

Kate has supported multiple national acts including Jake Owen, David Lee Murphy, Carly Pearce, Tyler Rich, Jerrod Niemann, Jon Langston and Jimmie Allen.

Chase Stevens

Chase Stevens is a Toronto area Singer/Songwriter who has been performing in songwriter venues for the past 8 or so years. A frequent visitor to Nashville to write and perform, Chase is also a member of NSAI (Nashville Songwriter’s Association International). Most of his new CD was produced in Nashville with some of the best session players anywhere.

​Chase is also a regular performer in the Tin Pan North Songwriter’s Festival in Toronto as well as co-hosting a bi-monthly songwriter’s night in Oakville, Ontario. Showcasing some of the best emerging songwriters and performers in Ontario.

Rob Fitzgerald

Reverberating a raw, Americana/ Soul/ Blues sound, Rob Fitzgerald is a Singer/Songwriter blending the musical roots from many styles and influences.​

He earned a Top 40 spot and was a semi-finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition in the Americana category.

As a member of the NSAI, Rob recently had the opportunity to showcase his songwriting skills in Nashville, Tennessee at various songwriter round events and for the 2nd year, Rob performed at the 2019 Indie Week music festival in Toronto.

Continued success has enabled him to record and tour across Canada and the USA as well as work with a multitude of international recording acts.

In his first publishing deal with AMG Publishing in Toronto he succeeded in getting his music into 750,000 restaurant’s and bars acrosst North America via TouchTunes Digital Jukebox service.​

Rob has also secured multiple sync licensing deals for TV with the Discovery Network and the NASCAR Channel and was given the opportunity to showcase his talents with a winning performance on the 2011 reality TV show “Canada Sings” competition which aired nationwide on Global TV.

 Monthly Meetings

February Meeting

Date: Tuesday Feb 11, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Harris Institute
Address: 118 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON
Ph: 416.367.0178

March Meeting

Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Harris Institute
Address: 118 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON
Ph: 416.367.0178

April Meeting

Date: Tuesday April 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Harris Institute
Address: 118 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON
Ph: 416.367.0178

May Meeting

Date: Tuesday May 5, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Harris Institute
Address: 118 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON
Ph: 416.367.0178

June Meeting

Date: Tuesday June 2, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Harris Institute
Address: 118 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON
Ph: 416.367.0178

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