All The Way In - Invitation from Rhiannon

Rhiannon is excited to announce the tenth year of her mastery level program. We invite you to join Rhiannon for All The Way In, a course taught as a series of three one-week sessions, 6 hours per day, held in different locations during the year. Each session location is chosen for the creative powers of the community there and the natural beauty of the place, both of which contribute mightily to our study.  We will take a deep dive into the treasure of vocal improvisation. The place, the songs, the invention of each day, the need to be flexible and trusting, the circle of singers, the meeting and parting three times during the year with time in between to integrate and study - all of this contributes to life-changing musical growth. You can count on it.

This course is for 16 to  20 advanced singers with a deep and daily commitment to their voices, musical lives and to building community with song. Students must be committed to the whole series. Singers will be able to develop strong relationships with one another and with Rhiannon, as well as having the assurance that each session will reach further into the skills and spirit of improvisation.Admission is by permission from Rhiannon. In some cases a telephone audition may be requested of applicants.  

Stay connected. A very important goal of this course is to develop alliances and projects that could continue after the completion of these sessions. Between sessions there will be assignments and periodic check-ins through conference calls, blogging and emails.

Rhiannon will have two “co-pilots”, senior students of her work, who are also strong teachers in their own realms, to participate and collaborate with her and with you. They will be part of all the sessions, bringing special qualities that you will find very helpful and inspiring.
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Each year, All The Way In features different dates and locations. Please review the information carefully regarding each session.  Applications are now being accepted for 2019 - Apply now

All The Way In 2019
Feb 2 - 10 Leo Nani Farms, Hawaii
June 4 - 12 Perugia, Italy
Oct 19 - 27 Atlanta, Georgia


ALL THE WAY IN has been a major landmark in my learning about this craft called improvisational singing. The sharing of knowledge, tools and unique perspectives by the participants is a valuable adjunct to the course materials themselves. I have made lifelong friends with whom I am sure to collaborate, in the future. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about vocal improvisation. Emile Hassan Dyer, Los Angeles CA

Rhiannon can so easily and lovingly bring me to my edges - that wonderful place that I sometimes dare not go - in music making and living. ATWI was a supportive, challenging, wonderful group experience where I felt myself grow stronger in myself, and felt my voice seek out and explore new territory too. At
the end of these three weeks I have returned home to life and work as a music educator with a renewed commitment to music, deeper attention to my own process, the continuing support of my ATWI colleagues, and a feeling of “new beginnings”. THANKS from me and all the people I live and work with!!!

– Becky Graber, Brattleboro VT

So many times as a singer, as a seeker, I have felt alone. ALL THE WAY IN brought me into a circle of singers whose styles might vary from mine, but whose soul songs resonated and opened my heart and voice in ways I could not have imagined! Rhiannon’s open and steady guidance allowed us all to venture into new territory and come back shining with new ideas and deeper groundings in fundamentals. The journey has just begun. I am so grateful to Rhiannon for creating and improvising and holding the sacred space that ATWI is...
– Patti Schaffner, Gary IN

Watching Rhiannon is watching a true Master. She inspires with an amazing, clear and heartfelt ability to bring out the best in everyone. It is a great honor to learn from her.  
Sabrina Fox, München, Germany

Your spirit, soul and way of honoring and treating music is world changing. It has a strong effect in the music itself but it also clears the spirit, which gives the soul an opportunity to speak from an honest place.  – Ulla Britt, Denmark  

What has remained so powerfully with me since doing the ALL THE WAY work is the body memory the workshops created within me. The work continues to live in my bones; the techniques get grounded to your creative source, you will never lose them, even if they get rusty from time to time. Rhiannon has really tapped into something essentially human and exceptional in this training. Writing is the place where I do my creative reckoning, where at times I feel I am engaged in a wrestling match, but for me, music, and particularly singing is the great exaltation, the exhale, the wail -- the beckoning, the balm. I have always wanted to incorporate music into my plays without them becoming musicals and the ALL THE WAY work has created an amazing foundation and trust in the voice and shown me how song can be linked to play text so that difficult stories can be truly heard, and therefore felt by an audience.
– Denise Kumani Gantt, Seattle, WA 

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ATWI graduates

2018  concert poster
Eleni Arapoglou co-pilot •  Evemarie Brunelle co-pilot 
LaGenia Bailey • Marley Daemon Iredale 
Olivia DeJesus • Madeline Holly-Sales.
Valentina Levchenko • Jane Lewis • Beth Lyons 
Chris MacLean • Lynn O'Brien • Katerina Polemi 
Inge Rambags • Britta Rex • Ruth Saphir Schwarcz
Jacob Schaffer • Corinne Schmidiger • Kathrin Alexandra Sirtl
Matt Stern • RoyWilley  certificate

Malene  Kjaergaard  co-pilot •  Sofia Ribeiro co-pilot  • Eleni Arapoglou •  Johanna Annahoj Bernet •  
Jane  Bogaert •  Lauren Chaplain •  Chiara  Cortez •
Nick Demeris •  Mélanie Anne Germain •  Tiago Grade •  Barbara Haas •  Charles Haines • Uschi Krosch •  
Ketrin Murihiah •  Laurel Murphy •  Iris  Rex •  
Linda Rivero •  Charlotte Roberts • Tina  Stromsted •  
Ulla Britt Simonsen • Marion Van Namen
T. Wesley Dean, co-pilot • Jascha Hoffman, co-pilot • Rachel Bagby •  Kane Clawson • Liza Constable • Christopher Fleck • Cordula Foerster • Sarah Jessop • 
Paris Kern •  Sara Moylan •  Laurie Newell  *S 1 & 2 •  Mark Saunders •  Joan Spear •  Linda Stonestreet •
Inka Strobl •  Diane Tetrault •  Lana Turner • Bidi Dworkin *S3

Moe Clark, co-pilot • Dave Haddock, co-pilot • Lindsay Bellows • Evemarie Brunelle •David Cox • Monique DeBose • Natasha Duchene •
*S1 & 2 Bidi Dworkin • Kiki Ebsen • Barbara Ford • Sabrina Fox • Jan Hittle • Jascha Hoffman • Molly McSwiggin • Stephanie Rooker • *S2 Noemi Schneeberger  • Molly Steinmark • Beth Ullman

Mony Wouters, co-pilot • Ines Cala • Sascha Cohn • Thomas Dean • Roberto Demo • Sabrina Fox • Vanessa Froese • Gayanne Geurin • Jeanette Grittani • Malene Kjærgård • Angela Liu • Sonja Morgenegg • Pascal Narpon (RIP) • Sophia Ribeiro  •  *S1 & 2 Anna Swaray • Emma Tius • Michiko Yoshino • Katrin Sauter

Margo Hennebach, co-pilot • Karen Porkka, co-pilot • Lori Derr • Jana Eidse • *S1 & 2 Mary Ford • Rachel Friedman • Dave Haddock • Judith Kate-Friedman • April Laurie • Rafaelle Mackay • *S 1 & 2 Carlie Mills • Stephanie Phillips • Charlotte Roberts • Lucia Rodriguez • Lise Roy, • Wendy Rubin •   *S3 Annie Sellick • Lesley Usiskin

Elise Witt, co-pilot  • Janiece Jaffe, co-pilot • * S 1 & 2 Annie Sellick  • Bonnie Smith  • Briony Greenhill  • Cara Trezise  • * S 1 & 2  Deborah Shelton  • Jennifer Samuel Chance  •  Jennie McKnight  •  Karen Porkka  •  *S 1 & 2 Kathy Heise   • Lavenda Schaff  •  Margo Hennebach  • Moe Clark  • Nagiat Schaad (RIP)  • Sonja Morgenegg 

Chantal Gosselin, co-pilot • Johanna Seiler, co-pilot • Nicoline Snaas, co-pilot • Alessandro Zuffellato • Barbara Beckmann • Cherilynn Morrow • Costanza Sansoni • Estheranna Stauble • Eva Stueckelberger • Henk de Laat • Jurg Wohrle • Marilena Anzini • Mony Wouters • Noemi Schneeberger • Noga • Paula Heruth • Rahel Comtesse • Sarah Greer • Sarah Neumann

Rebekka Goldsmith, co-pilot • Emile Hassan Dyer, co-pilot • Alice Saltonstall • Chantal Gosselin • Deb (Mershon) Hensley • * S 1 & 2 Evita Cobo •  * S 1 & 2 Kathleen Baker • Kumani Gantt • Mark Baum • * S 1 & 2 Martin Swinger • NEeMA • Pamela Seigle • Trelawny Rose • Virginia Schenck

Kate Richards-Geller, co-pilot  •  Laurel Murphy, co-pilot  • Alison Wedding • Ann Potter (RIP)  • Becky Graber • Bonnie Smith • Cari Burdett • Celeste Niehaus • Cherilynn Morrow • Elise Witt • Emile Hassan Dyer • Germaine Ingram • Janiece Jaffe •• Katia Leonardo • Lin Snelling • Patti Shaffner • Rebekka Goldsmith • Shay Nichols

* S = session

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