The 12th Annual Music Industry Weekend
at Bosch Bahá’í School “Putting Ideas Into Action”

JOIN THE FUN!: 13-16 November 2014

to keep the Venue Open

We have a great line up of SONG-WRITING talent to help you songwriters hone your craft!

Award-winning Singer-Songwriter Robert Gillies will share a Songwriting Fundamentals session AND an Advanced Workshop! Professional science-fiction novelist AND songwriter Maya Bohnhoff will instruct us in “Mining Stories for Songs”.

AND we’ll have another SONGWRITING CHALLENGE like last year!

The song title will be announced 13 October (30 days to work your craft).

On the PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION side of the house we will have veteran performer Alan James tuning up your Stage Presence and Jeff Bohnhoff, producer and recording engineer at Mystic Fig Studio, teaching us about Recording and Production.  Darrell Rodgers (me) will offer a session too, on Tools and Tips for the DIY musician

Our great friend Chuck Thrapp is coming to host SONG-CIRCLES in the Lodge giving everyone a chance to share new material in an intimate and friendly environment.

SING-ALONG Leaders! A Special Workshop is coming for YOU! This year’s Music Industry Weekend will include a special session designed to help you become a sing-along leader in your community AND teach you to TEACH OTHERS how to do so as well. This “Train the Trainers” course will be conducted by several MIW alumni with real skills in the process of awakening the “inner songbird” in all our friends. Rana Chang, and Jean T. Quinn,  both highly accomplished group-sing leaders themselves, will share their techniques for energizing the singers in your community.

And for those singers with a spirit of adventure, you will be more than welcome to lend your voices in collaborations with other musicians during the weekend.
This will certainly expand the HARMONY of this wonderful weekend! Come Join The Fun!

On-line Registration accessible be through this web site (see upper right corner!)

Here’s a pdf of the 2014 Music Industry Weekend schedule


Darrell Elmer Rodgers – Coordinator   
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist


We are almost ready for Music Industry Weekend 2014 – At Bosch Baha’i School again!   November 13-16.

Here is the LINK TO REGISTER!  http://www.cvent.com/d/94q5q3

I have had about a dozen people tell me they are coming this year already, and that’s a GOOD THING.  We need to have at least 15 REGISTERED by 30 October in order to make this work.

The cost this year will be $222 per person (25% due upon registration). And we are again offering the early arrival option on Wednesday night for an additional $60. This is for folks who want to spend ALL DAY Jamming before the official start. (You may have to CALL Bosch (831-423-3387) to take advantage of this)

And for folks local to Bosch, there’s a day-student commuter option.

The detailed agenda for all of this will be posted soon. In the meantime, TELL your musician friends to join us!

SONGWRITERS!  You don’t want to miss this year’s event. There will be several sessions perfect for YOU!  I will announce our Songwriter’s Challenge song title on 13 October.  We’ll all have 30 days to write a song – to the same title!

We’re going to have Russ Salton and his mobile recording studio again!  Russ is a skilled producer!

And this year, to broaden our horizon, we are incorporating a special workshop for folks wanting to learn how to become SING ALONG LEADERS!  Yes! Rana Chang and Jean T. Quinn, two of our illustrious alumni, will be conducting workshops on this path to musical service in your community. And as a sing-along session participant, you will have the opportunity to perform with all of the other musicians and lend some harmony voices to the show!

Spread the Word!  Let’s have another fantastic Weekend together!


Darrell Elmer Rodgers – Coordinator   
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist