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VU Winter Retreat 2016

February 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - February 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm


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VU Winter Retreat Overview

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, meditation, and inspiration. The days begin with VU Fit revitalizing yoga and reflective meditation classes. It is a weekend full of songwriting and vocal technique classes geared towards stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks! Build a vision board of who you want to be as an artist, learn the psychology of selling yourself, understand the difference between the label and the artist, how to belt properly, word association songwriting, background vocals and harmonies, and SO much more! 

 These classes are often two part classes that showcase different avenues of 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!

Winter Retreat Schedule

Artists may choose any class they want, between General Sessions and Break-Out Classes. The 2016 schedule is being fine tuned, but please review last year’s for an idea of the classes and structure.   (click on the image to expand)   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 yourself 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! 2016 Winter Retreat Schedule - Artists copy

VocalizeU is offering a way to help VU’ers plan for the Winter Retreat and secure their ticket. You can now start paying monthly automated payments (amount of your choosing) to be processed every month on the 15th until Feb. 15th (last auto payment period). You will have to be fully paid by Feb. 15th to keep your ticket. This is a great way to break up a full payment for the ticket and gradually pay off your registration. Please contact us to arrange this or discuss payment issues further!

The Winter Retreat is located at the beautiful Forest Home retreat center, at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains. It is nestled in the Riparian (riverbank dwelling) region on the sunny north side of the San Bernandino Mountain Valley, covered with pine trees and beautiful mile-high scenery. From hot summers to snowy winters,   Forest Home is a spectacular location to find inspiration and serenity. The site boasts a beautiful lake, forest trails, snow covered mountains, and the occasional family of deer. All guests are housed in spacious log cabins with shared baths. Cabins sleep four to six 6 per cabin, with linens and bedding provided. There are no private housing options available at the Winter Retreat.   11050771_1025276514166475_4747743757268275140_n11039189_1025276544166472_9162457125959748780_n10628523_1025277890833004_2774194822206756392_n10422405_1025277910833002_8035323172968565729_n10999319_1025277617499698_1088958339348773506_n

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February 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am
February 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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Fawna Asfaw


Forest Home
40,000 Valley of the Falls Dr.
Forest Falls, CA United States
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(909) 389-2300