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Workshops at the Conference Center, June 2019

Groups marked with an * are open to the public. Contact those groups if you are interested and would like to participate in their program at Wildacres Retreat.


John Mack Legacy Oboe Camp*
JUNE 7 - 14

Group photo of workshop participants.The 42nd John Mack Oboe Camp will take place June 7-14, 2019 at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC. Scott Hostetler, Joseph Robinson, Danna Sundet, Thom Moore, Petrea Warneck, and Andria Hoy will be teaching this summer. Repairman John Symer will present a basic adjustment masterclass and be available to assist participants with their instruments.

The emphasis of the week-long oboe-intense masterclasses is standard etudes, orchestral excerpts and solo literature. Additional class topics include Alexander Technique, recording the oboe, and reed making. Enrollment is open to advanced high school students, college students and professionals.

More information is available online at http://www.johnmackoboecamp.org/. We hope to see you this summer!


Florida Society of Goldsmiths Summer Workshop*
JUNE 15 - 21

Florida Society of Goldsmiths-West Coast Chapter

Gold jewelryWCFSG is now in its 33rd year, and once again, we are holding our summer workshop at Wildacres Retreat. Each year we invite nationally recognized metalsmiths and jewelry artists to teach one week art jewelry workshops for our members. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in metalsmithing. The mission of WCFSG is to promote education, awareness and an appreciation of the art of metalsmithing. You do not have to live in Florida to join our organization. For more information and a list of our classes, please visit our website.

website: wcfsg.com

email: wcfsg@gmail.com


Sycamore Hill Writers Conference
JUNE 15 - 21

Sycamore Hill is an invitation-only workshop for professional writers of science fiction, fantasy, magic realism, and related genres.


Wildacres Flute Retreat*
Musicians playing flutes.JUNE 22 - 29

The Wildacres Flute Retreat is a week-long flute course with instruction and inspiration from world-renowned flutists. The course is open to professional flutists, teachers, students and amateurs, each flutist designing a course of study appropriate to his or her level of attainment and interests. We offer master classes on solo flute literature, orchestral excerpts, technique classes, private lessons, and classes in flute repair, extended techniques, traverso playing, bodymapping, performing confidently, flute choir and yoga, as well as daily concerts. Please visit our website for more information.

website: wildacresflute.com


James Houlik Saxophone Retreat*
New Century Saxophone Quartet performs.JUNE 22 - 29

The James Houlik Saxophone Retreat is intended for saxophonist who are serious about improving their performing skills. Mr. Houlik and a limited number of participants will work together in a serene setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where intensive sessions will explore topics that relate to the mastery of the saxophone. Mr. Houlik will be joined by the renowned New Century Saxophone Quartet whose members will coach saxophone quartets made up of retreat participants. For information please contact Stephen Pollock, retreat coordinator.

website: jameshoulik.net

email: anvilhd@aol.com


Woman reads outdoors.Wildacres Writing Retreat*
JUNE 30 – JULY 6

A week for serious writers to write. Readings each evening. This week is only for those participating in the next week’s workshop.

website: www.wildacreswriters.com

email: judihill@aol.com


Storytellers' Wild Week*
Storytellers stand outside.JUNE 30 – JULY 6

Through these workshop sessions, participants will examine ways to incorporate folktales into their repertoire. 

Also, lots of time to tell your stories and receive feedback on what works and suggestions to make your telling more effective.

For registration and more information, visit http://dianne79.wix.com/wildweek or email dianne@diannehackworth.com.


Rising Sun Pottery*
PotteryJUNE 30 – JULY 6

The "it was a dark and stormy night pottery guild" will convene at Wildacres for their 22nd Annual Summer Pottery Retreat. This group of emerging and established clay artists will spend the week learning new throwing techniques using both wheel and hand building to create both functional and artistic pieces. Those attending will fire Raku, sagger and Cone 10 gas reduction during the week. Rising Sun Pottery will provide a guest instructor for this week.

This Retreat is open to all potters. Contact Rising Sun Pottery for information.

website: RisingSunPottery.com

email: Gary Lee at RisingSunPottery@BellSouth.net


Guided Imagery and Music III A - ASU
JUNE 30 – JULY 6

The Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) is a music-centered depth approach to transformational therapy that uses selected sequences of classical music to support the generation of and movement through inner experiences. In GIM, the music serves as a catalyst and container for imagery allowing one to access and explore both the depths and the heights of the human experience. Appalachian State University offers all three levels of training in GIM for music therapists and other qualified mental health professionals. For more information, please visit our web site or contact Dr. Cathy McKinney.

website: music.appstate.edu/academics/special-programs/bonny-method-guided-imagery-and-music

email: mckinneych@appstate.edu


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