MVS VOICE RETREAT
expanding the voice and heart
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST ANNUAL VOICE RETREAT! FOR SINGERS WISHING TO DEEPEN THEIR CONNECTION TO THEIR VOICE AND BODY, IMPROVE VOCAL TECHNIQUE AND SING WITH JOY IN A GROUP SETTING. THIS OVERNIGHT RETREAT WELCOMES BEGINNER THROUGH ADVANCED VOCALISTS AND EMPHASIZES A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO SINGING. FOR 18 AND UP, CAMPING AND SOME LIMITED INDOOR LODGING AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL NEEDS. PLEASE CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS.
THE RETREAT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUMMER 2020! STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
MVS VOICE RETREAT
For Adults 18 and Up
$350.00 per participant
-Meals Provided, Dietary restrictions observed
(not a dedicated GF or Vegan kitchen, but options are available)
-Campsites available for all participants
-Cabins may be available. Contact the Friends Center directly to rent a cabin (separate from retreat cost)
Michigan Friends Center
1125 Long Lake Road,
Chelsea, MI 48118
RETREAT SCHEDULE INCLUDES
GROUP VOCAL IMPROVISATION
IFS FOR SINGERS
SWIMMING, CANOEING, KAYAKING, OUTDOOR GAMES, CAMPFIRES
Some limited scholarship funds available for those in need. Please contact us through the contact page to request more information!
TEACHERS AND STAFF
DORY MEAD - DIRECTOR
Director of the Mead Voice Studio and University of Michigan school of Music alumna, Dory Mead has been contributing supportive teaching to the Ann Arbor Area for 7 years. 9-year assistant director of the CelloChanWoods Music Retreat, her experience mentoring a wide range of people through challenging processes makes her a uniquely patient and positive vocal instructor.
JASON GONG - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Jason Gong is an international pianist and cellist from Michigan. He received his Masters in Piano Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, United Kingdom studying under Prof. Noriko Ogawa and Prof. Paul Roberts and his Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan studying under Dr. Louis Nagel. He has a passion for collaboration, both with other musicians as well as with other disciplines.
Carmen Pelton - GUEST TEACHER
A University of Michigan Voice faculty for 18 years and counting, Ms. Pelton has appeared in a wide range of works with orchestras, opera houses, chamber music groups, Equity drama theaters, and off-Broadway productions. Conductors have included Robert Shaw, Jeffrey Tate, Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Gerard Schwarz, and Nicholas McGegan with such diverse groups as the San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Tulsa Opera, West German Radio Orchestra, Goodman Theater, the Smithsonian’s 21st-Century Consort, the New York Festival of Song, and the Library of Congress. Ms. Pelton’s solo performances are on two recordings that won GRAMMY Awards for Best Classical Album of the Year: Barber, Bartok and Vaughan-Williams with the Atlanta Symphony in one of Robert Shaw’s last recordings, and William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience recorded by Naxos at the University of Michigan.
Stay tuned for more bios!