Our Tenth Annual Gathering

October 25-28 at Bosch Baha’i School – our TENTH annual gathering!
The 10th Annual Music Industry Weekend at Bosch Bahá’í School happens 25-28 October 2012
Starting Thursday evening (or Wednesday evening for early-bird arrivers) and continuing through Sunday noon.


It would be wonderful to have a large number of first-time participants.
Our theme this year, “Affecting Public Discourse on Social Change through Music”, will center on how we as musicians can affect the direction and tone of public discourse on social change. I will be sending out more thoughts on this important theme as the time draws nearer.
This year’s workshop topics include:
DIY video production (Darrell Rodgers),
Touring (Tyler Thompson),
Live Performance (Stephan Fordham),
Stage Presence Tune-up (Alan James) and
Songwriting – in 2 parts (Robert Gillies). (Robert, by the way, has a DEGREE in songwriting from BERKLEE College of Music).
And our great friend Chuck Thrapp will be returning this year to host some song circles in the lounge and we’ll even have a stereo there (I hope) so you can share some tracks with your friends.

Thursday evening’s song circle and Friday evening’s open mic will help us select the acts for out public performance on Saturday Night.

Remember, for you serious jammers out there with some extra time and maybe just a few more dollars in your pocket, we are planning an early arrival Option on Wednesday night, 24 October 2012, for any of you who’d like to spend ALL DAY THURSDAY just playing music together. It will be like a little extra treat in the retreat!
Darrell Elmer Rodgers – Coordinator, Music industry Weekend
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist