Women Singing in Circle 2019 – Songwriting Only

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Songwriting Only (July 30-31) $125 – $165 sliding scale

All of our indoor spaces are already reserved for this event. Tent and car camping is still available. If a private space is important for you, here are some links to nearby housing options: http://taosgoji.com, http://www.questalodge.com

Since the inception of the Women’s Singing in Circle retreat in 2005, voices have been ringing on the mountain top every year, renewing the women and the land. Come and share songs of celebration, ceremony, and community, songs in praise of the earth, spirit, and creativity, songs of healing, passage, playfulness, and joy. All voices are welcome. Come sing with us!

Melanie DeMore (http://melaniedemore.com) With phenomenal presence and voice, Melanie weaves the fibers of African American folk with soulful ballads, spirituals and original music. She has toured extensively, facilitates vocal workshops for professional groups, and teaches “Sound Awareness” programs in prisons.
Terry Garthwaite (www.terrygarthwaite.com) Internationally known performing artist Terry cooks with rhythm. With a voice both “sassy and touching”, she has been “digging the music garden” since the 70’s when she co-created the Joy of Cooking Band. She continues to write and teach music that encourages and inspires, that lifts the spirit and tunes the heart.
Kate MungerKate Munger (thresholdchoir.org) Kate has devoted herself to creating non-hierarchical, collaborative models for singing, community-building and fellowship for over 40 years. In 2000 she founded the first of now over 230 Threshold Choirs worldwide, singing tribes for those of us who love choral singing and want to offer it in service. Kate wants to share singing in community with those who are called to sing at the bedsides of people who are dying, in coma, newborns, folks who areincarcerated and on the streets with folks singing for justice and equality. (kateamunger@gmail.com) (Photo by Tamar Girggs)
Becky Reardon ( http://www.beckyreardonmusic.com ) Becky’s jazz-influenced, fun-loving and deeply spiritual rounds and songs are sung by singing circles and choirs all across the US, Canada, and the British Isles. She travels widely to perform and to lead singing-in-circle workshops, and was a presenter at the NASA-sponsored Institute for Science Educators at Chaco Canyon in 2008. In 2010, she performed her songs with the premier A Capella group Sound Circle, in Boulder, Colorado, in a series of multimedia concerts featuring images of the Grand Canyon. In 2014, she produced the recording “Remember” to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Women’s Singing in Circle at Lama Foundation.