Yosemite Songwriting Retreat

October 11th – 14th 2019

Opening Concert – October 11th

Join us for an intimate concert with Grammy-nominted singer / guitarist / songwriter Mary Gauthier, Santa Cruz musical inspiration Keith Greeninger, Adam Burns and Gail Dreifus. This concert is presented by the Yosemite Songwriting Retreat and open to everyone. Seats are limited so get your tickets online today or at the Grove House in Mariposa. Make sure you come early so you can enjoy dinner at the June Bug Cafe before the show.

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Mary Gauthier

We are very excited that Mary Gauthier will be teaching at the 2019 Yosemite Songwriting Retreat. Mary is an extraordinary¬†songwriter and a revolutionary¬†educator. Watch her TED talk and get inspired…

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Register Today!

Registration is opening soon for the 2019 retreat. Go to the registration page to sign up. Register before January 1st and get a $25 discount. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions.

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A Message from Joe Craven

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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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Better Live Acoustic Guitar Tone

We’re really proud of the live sound at our concerts and open mics. Last year, David Jacobs-Strain commented that he’d never before heard so many acoustic guitars sound like acoustic guitars, and he knows a thing or two about guitar tone! If you’d like to get a better amplified acoustic tone, retreat coordinator and Beat Harvest educator Adam Burns has some tips for you in the video below. To learn more come to Adam’s live performance class at the 2019 retreat.

Hear the 2018 Recordings

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, recorded by Mike Christner.

How was it for you?

If you attended the 2018 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?”

2018 Schedule

Here’s the schedule for the 2018 retreat. Visit the classes page for details of the classes listed. You don’t need to print it; this schedule will be included in the program we give you when you check in. Continue reading “2018 Schedule”

Donate to Scholarship Fund

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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.

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