ATWI 2019: Living

This course has deeply changed my life and my music. I grew stronger, more confident.... surrounded by a group of amazing singers who became my family.  Rhiannon has given me the power of finding the essence of the music that exists in me.
Katia Leonardo, Portugal, ATWI 2008

Session I:  Hakalau, Hawaii
February 2 - 10, 2019

This session will be held at Rhiannon's farm Ha Lau Leo Nani, in Hakalau, on the Hilo side of the island. Singers will be staying in small groups in lovely homes in Hilo near the water or near the farm. Singers rent their own cars, and often share a rental with those staying in each home, keeping the cost low. (usually about $100 per singer which will be paid directly to the person who rents the car-Margie will help organize car rentals, arrival details and help sort out payments to each driver for the car rental.  When you make your travel plans please email Margie your itinerary.
Lodging, day trips, farm lunches and two special farm dinners will be provided. Singers will make their own breakfast each morning before coming to the farm for the day. In the evening, singers can choose to share meals together at various houses or at one of many good restaurants in nearby Hilo, enjoying the cultural sights and sounds of town.
Additional travel info | Farm website

Session II: Perugia, Italy

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in the center of Umbria, one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. Singers will stay in lovely apartments surrounded by natural tranquility, and we will come together for our sessions in an restored building with wonderful acoustics.
Our host Flavia, will provide ground transportation from Perugia on the arrival day of the workshop. Check-in is 4:00 PM.  All meals and lodging included.

Session III: Atlanta, Georgia
October 19 - 27, 2019

For the third session, singers will meet in the newly renovated Chosewood Arts Complex in the Chosewood Park neighborhood of Atlanta, just south of Grant Park. Singers will stay in rental apartments nearby in this area replete with craftsman-style bungalows, many of which were built in the early 1900s.  Chosewood is named for the large park in the center of the neighborhood, which includes deep woods and nature trails. It is the pilot site for Edible Neighborhood, a project that has resulted in the planting of dozens of fruit trees and hundreds of edible flowers and herbs planted in the sidewalk strips, available to all.