Jerry Silverstein is a TONY NOMINATED songwriter whose songs transcend multiple genres. He has written for Broadway, Country, Americana, cabaret, dance and pop. He has had songs placed in independent film and also writes with some wonderful indie singer songwriters. His songs are available for placement in film and television as well as recording by other artists.

A note from Jerry:

I have been a musician my whole life, playing piano, guitar and blues harmonica. I taught theater and have directed plays since my early twenties, and eventually I started writing music for theater including original shows. In the early nineties I studied songwriting with master songwriter Hugh Prestwood who introduced me to the Nashville Songwriting community and NSAI. From that time on I began regular trips to Nashville, studying and teaching writing through NSAI and pitching songs. In 2002, I connected with the production of "Urban Cowboy- The Musical" and eventually had a song in the show for its run on Broadway in 2003.  At that time the songwriters of "Urban Cowboy" were nominated for Best Original Score at the TONY Awards. Being a TONY nominated songwriter has opened some exciting doors. I have had the opportunity to write for independent film ("The Marconi Bros" at SXSW which was commercially released as  "The Wedding Bros") as well as a number of co-writing relationships with some wonderfully talented singer songwriters. I've written with a winner of "America's Got Talent" as well as a Tony winning actress. I've run songwriting workshops for pro writers both in New York City and L.A.  It's been a wonderful journey that keeps unfolding and I welcome you to join me on that journey as you explore this website. I encourage you to scroll through my co-writers' pages which link to their websites and definitely check out "What's New!"





To listen to all the songs on the website on continuous play, click on the first song below and listen to "Silverstein Songs Radio" The first song is “Dances Turn Into Dreams” as performed in “Urban Cowboy-The Musical” on Broadway.



Why Teach?

Jerry Silverstein

"Why Teach?" answers the question asked in the title. It hopefully will help to inspire others to take up this meaningful and enriching profession. Please share this with educators young and old and I'd love to hear your reactions to this song.

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