Introspection ~ Focus ~ Well Being A Unique Retreat in Vermont for Cellists
CelloChanWoods is presently the only retreat of its kind. July 17 > July 23, 2023 Now in its 16th year, CCW has a successful track record of creating a multi-faceted environment conducive to cellistic and artistic transformation. Participants clarify and deepen their personal visions of what it means to be an artist and cellist. At Common Ground Center in Starksboro Vermont, cellists spend seven days and nights exploring issues ranging from physical tension in playing and technical problems, to clarifying musical and artistic goals. Our staff consists of cellists of a very high playing level. They are graduate and doctoral cellists from Juilliard, Indiana (Jacobs) Music School, and the University of Michigan. Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from staff, chamber music coaching, improvisation classes, and daily lessons. Suzanne Smith founder, cellist, and Zen Buddhist teaches mind body integration and how to achieve relaxation in playing.
More: The morning talks given by Suzanne set the tone for the days work, followed by beginning meditation and a period of silence. Support in a close knit community contributes greatly to student's willingness to try new things and feel safe in atmosphere of collaboration, not competition. The afternoon schedule includes rest, discussion, practice, chamber music rehearsals, and being in nature. Optional activities include walks, swimming, games, and more. There are two improvisation groups coached by staff that meet daily. At the end of the week, participants perform in a concert for the public.
We welcome you to join us on a unique cellistic adventure.
CCW accepts cellists from age 15 up to adult for summer 2023. Levels: Intermediate, Advanced, and Very Advanced
Commonground.org is located in Starksboro, Vermont. It has been home to many community projects and provides participants with the perfect environment to nurture their creative spirit. It consists of 600 acres of trails, a spring fed lake, and more. Our chef provides vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes daily. Participants wishing to drive will be provided with free parking during the week. Those who fly into Burlington Airport can arrange with us for transportation to the retreat depending on timing. https://www.cgcvt.org/food-lodging-grounds/sustainability/
Please see the Contact page to request more information.
Suzanne Smith 449 Moretown Common Rd., Moretown, VT. 05660 firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 802.496.5273 COPYRIGHT 2003