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Vocalize U Winter Retreat 2016

  • Forest Home 40,000 Valley of the Falls Drive Forest Falls, CA, 92339 United States (map)


The VU Winter Retreat is an inspiring and introspective look at artistry and musicality. We take this weekend to really focus on the creative process of making music and becoming a fully faceted artist.

The retreat center provides the perfect place for reflection, mediation and inspiration. The days begin with VU Fit revitalizing yoga and reflective meditation classes. We then provide a variety of general sessions classes covering topics in the past such as; “Honesty In Artistry”, “Resurrecting Your Musical Dreams”, “GPS For Your Career, “Song Placement Magic”, and “Writing Like You Mean It”. We offer classes here that make you dissect yourself as an artist, and learn how to find new creative ways to grow for your self and your career. We also offer smaller breakout classes throughout the day covering topics in the past such as; “Find Your It Factor”, “How To Lead Your Band To Glory”, “Find Your Signature Sound”, “Artist vs. Analyst”, “The Art Of Voice Over”, and “Artistry In Motion”. These classes are often two part classes that showcase different avenues of vocal and career development that inspire you to think outside the box! Attendees connect and network over breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which are all included and provided in a beautiful, full catered, dining hall.

Delicious meals are had, while artists have the opportunity to sing in open mic style performances. Each night, we end with a truly intimate and igniting singer/songwriter showcase in our on site theatre. We bring in three different prominent singer/songwriters to perform a few of their songs and explain the songwriting and artistic process behind their hits. They talk about everything from what inspired the song, what the song really was about, how they wrote it, to what makes them inspired as an artist. Afterwards, we host a Q&A where artists can have a free form discussion with our performers and really get an intimate look at different artistic expressions and careers. It is truly the highlight of the each day.

After the shows, we provide hot chocolate and cookies in the lounge, and artists kick back and relax! They connect, co-write, play a game of fuse-ball, take a walk along a trail or relax by the bonfire on the lake. It is the best way to wrap up each music filled night. It is a wonderful event where artists share, grow and inspire. Join us for the music retreat your artistry needs!

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