Join us for a unique online event designed to connect members of the songwriting community and develop our craft. Two days of online classes, mentor sessions and performance opportunities with Joe Craven, Rita Hosking, Ben Morrison, Gail Dreifus, Adam Burns and more.

  • Kick off the weekend on Friday night with a concert where our instructors will perform, introduce themselves and describe their classes.
  • Enjoy inspiring Zoom-based classes throughout the weekend, focusing on various different aspects of songwriting.
  • Book a short, one-on-one mentor session with Joe or Rita to help you with a specific song or part.
  • Share your works in progress with other participants at a Song Salon and get feedback and encouragement.
  • Chat informally and share ideas in our open chat rooms.
  • When you’ve got something you’re ready to share, perform at one of our open mic sessions.

Whether you’re writing your first song or seeking ideas for your next album, you’ll find community and inspiration at the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat. Although the retreat officially ends on Sunday evening, the community continues to connect throughout the year via social media and a weekly open mic. Register today take your songwriting to the next level. Get in touch if you have questions.