Introspection ~ Practice ~ Creativity A Cello Retreat in Vermont
CelloChanWoods is presently the only retreat of its kind. July 17 > July 23, 2022 Now in its 15th year, CCW has a successful track record of creating a multi faceted environment conducive to cellistic and personal 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, participants spend seven days and nights exploring cellistic issues ranging from physical tension and technical problems to emotional and artistic blocks. 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 - students of Emil Colon and Richard Aaron. Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from staff, chamber music coaching, improvisation coaching, and daily lessons.
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 also contributes greatly to a student's willingness to try new things and feel safe in atmosphere of collaboration verses competition. The afternoon schedule includes rest, discussion, chamber music rehearsals, and being in nature. Optional activities include walks, swimming, games, rest, and more. There will be two improvisation groups coached by staff that meet daily. At the end of the week, participants perform in a concert for the public.
A contrast between free wheeling fun and concentrated work is consciously balanced in a such a way that students can be fully present for focused work and also have free space at other times. Suzanne is available throughout the day for interviews and private lessons. We welcome you to join us on a unique cellistic adventure.
CCW accepts cellists from age 15 up to adult for summer 2022. 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. People gather nightly around a fire in the later evening. 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. 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