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Casio Returns To Sponsor Annual Dallas Songwriters Association Contest

Casio Returns To Sponsor Annual Dallas Songwriters Association Contest

Grand Prize Winners to Receive Casio Digital Keyboard Among Other Prizes

DOVER, N.J., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. is excited to announce that it is once again joining forces with the Dallas Songwriters Association (DSA) to sponsor the 26(th) Annual Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest. Each year, the DSA offers amateur songwriters from around the world the opportunity to share their music writing talents with industry professionals and compete to win over $5,000 in grand prizes. The contest is now open, and this year, Casio is offering the grand prize winners of the contest their very own Privia PX-350 digital piano.

"The Dallas Songwriters Association Song Contest is one of the longest running international songwriting contests for amateur songwriters, and Casio is excited to be a part of this great tradition once again," said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments Division. "The DSA Song Contest runs parallel to Casio's mission of providing innovative musical instruments to those who have a passion for music, and encouraging musical creativity among consumers."

The PX-350 is part of Casio's Privia digital piano line and comes equipped with Casio's proprietary AiR technology which redefines the digital piano experience with richer and more genuine sounds. The keyboard features simulated ebony and ivory textured keys and an 88-note Tri-sensor scaled hammer action to capture the dynamics of a performance with unparalleled speed and accuracy. The combination of the keyboard's action and a powerful sound engine provides a level of detail, nuance and expression that delivers a superior grand piano experience. The PX-350 is currently available at select music dealers nationwide for an MSRP of $1,099.99.

To learn more about Casio's full portfolio of electronic musical instruments, please visit For more information about the DSA Song Contest, please visit The deadline to submit entries is September 30, 2016, and finalists and grand prize winners will be announced in December.

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

About Dallas Songwriters Association:
Dallas Songwriters Assoc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing information about the craft and business of songwriting. All styles of music are welcome in the DSA, and membership includes writers of all ages. DSA monthly activities include meetings with guest speakers, song critiques and performance showcases that are open to the public. In addition, the DSA supports and promotes workshops and contests and publishes a monthly newsletter. For more information,

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SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc.

CONTACT: Christine Azzolino/Jennifer Samuels, Coyne PR, (973) 588-2000, /; S. Vander Schans/A. Colasacco-Sharpe, CASIO AMERICA, INC., (973) 361-5400, /

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