Help raise money for the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat scholarship fund while enjoying an enchanting evening of music with YSR alumna and American Idol contestant Effie Passero. Our venue is the beautiful Sierra Meadows, between Mariposa and Oakhurst. Dinner by Matsumoto Samurai’s Kitchen and drinks will be available at 6:00 with an open mic at 6:30. Main show at 7:30.
It is our goal to never turn anyone away who wants to take part in the retreat. We use funds from our various fundraising events, merchandise sales and individual donations to help people pay for their tuition fees.
Yosemite Songwriting Retreat 2018 Opening Concert features Laura Love & Jen Todd, David Jacobs-Strain, Joe Craven, Adam Burns and Gail Dreifus. Continue reading “Opening Concert, Friday, October 5th”
Hear some great music, contribute to our scholarship fund and look good while you’re doing it! Continue reading “CD’s and Shirts for Scholarships”
The Yosemite songwriting retreat CD is a compilation of 17 songs written and recorded by participants at the recording sessions we offer during the retreat. This eclectic collection showcases the depth of talent and diversity of styles that make up our creative community. All of the profits from CD sales go to our scholarship fund, which provides financial assistance to people who want to come to the retreat.
By Gail Dreifus
I was coming back from Joe Craven’s” Rivertunes” camp and frankly I wanted more. More chances to hang out with musicians, meet new people and set aside time to write and play music. However, I did not want to drive a long distance again in pursuit of my musical desires so the obvious answer to my passion was to create my own songwriting retreat in my neighborhood. Continue reading “How Did YSR Begin?”