- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Category: Performing & Visual Arts
- Sub-Categories: Music
- Selective: No
- Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19+, 19
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
The CelloChanWoods Retreat is presently the only retreat of it's kind. The retreat has a successful track record of creating a many faceted. ?environment that is conducive to transformation on different levels. Cellists clarify & deepen their personal visions of what it means to be an artist.
Modeled in part after a Zen Retreat, participants receive tools over the course of this intensive week that can lead to surprising growth. The morning talks given by Suzanne Smith, followed by beginning meditation and a period of silence in the morning, sets the tone for the day's work. The calm achieved gives cellists a chance to gather their thoughts and feelings apart from normal social chatter. Concentration is heightened and creative ideas can more easily emerge.
The support of a close knit community contributes greatly to a student's willingness to try new things. The afternoon is filled with rest, rehearsals, and outside activities. Activities include walks, swimming, games, rest, and other events. This contrast between free wheeling fun and concentrated work is balanced in a such a way that students are able to be fully present for the focused work in the morning. Chamber music coaching and improvisation classes are in the afternoon. Suzanne is available throughout the day for interviews and private lessons. We welcome you to join us on a special cellistic adventure in a magnificent setting.
CCW accepts cellists from age 12 up to adult.
Beginner/Intermediate ( at least Book 3 Suzuki)