With a 30 year career in the music business, Bill Pere is named "One of the Top 50 Innovators, Groundbreakers and Guiding Lights of the Music Industry" by Music Connection Magazine. The New York Times calls him "the link between music and science". Bill is the author of the internationally acclaimed Songcrafters' Coloring Book:The Essential Guide to Effective and Successful Songwriting. He is often serves as a judge and critiquer for several national and international songwriting and performance competitions. Bill is President and Executive Director of the Connecticut Songwriters Association, one of the oldest and largest in the U.S. Bill is an Official Connecticut State Troubadour and is the 2003 IMC Indie Artist of the Year. His internationally published articles on the craft of songwriting appear in numerous industry publications. Bill has worked with the top names in the music industryfor the last 30 years. Well-known as a songwriter with tightly crafted lyrics, he has recorded and released 16 CD's. Bill is the Founder of Local United Network to Combat Hunger, using popular music to raise more than $1,000,000 for hunger relief and social services. He does workshops around the country on how to jumpstart your career by targeting your songwriting and partnering with the non-profit sector. As Director of the Connecticut Songwriting Academy, Bill has been working for many years to help songwriters and performers reach their goals. As a performing artist, he has written and produced more than 20 stage plays and produces the Harry Chapin Legacy Concert Series.