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Yosemite Songwriting Retreat

October 6th – 9th 2017

A Day at the Retreat

Adam and Gail take you through a typical day at the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat. Got questions? Get in touch. Ready to register? Sign up today!

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CD’s and Shirts for Scholarships

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”

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Meet the instructors

We are very pleased to announce that Eliza Gilkyson and Joe Craven will be instructors at the 2017 Yosemite Songwriting Retreat.

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Compilation CD

CDThe 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.

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Opening Concert – Friday, October 6th

Yosemite Songwriting Retreat 2017 Opening Concert features Joe Craven, Eliza Gilkyson, Adam Burns and Gail Dreifus. Continue reading “Opening Concert – Friday, October 6th”

How Did YSR Begin?

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?”

How was it for you?

If you attended the 2016 Yosemite Songwriting Retreat, we want to know what worked for you and what didn’t. We take your feedback very seriously. Many of the things that you experienced over the weekend, like the Song Salon and Mentor Sessions, were created based on feedback from previous participants. Continue reading “How was it for you?”

Recordings from the retreat

Everyone who attends the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat has the opportunity to record one of their compositions during the weekend with a professional recording engineer. This is a great way to capture your creations and share them with your friends and family. Visit the ‘Listen‘ page to hear recordings from last year’s retreat.

2017 Registration

The Yosemite Songwriting Retreat provides a wonderful opportunity for anyone with a desire to work on their songwriting skills or to explore an urge to try songwriting for the first time.

The 2017 Yosemite Songwriting Retreat will be on the weekend of October 6th – 9th at the Yosemite Bug Mountain Resort in Midpines, California. Spaces are limited so register now or get in touch if you have questions.

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