Vocal River Retreat at The Garrison Institute

AUGUST 14-17, 2017

Join Rhiannon for a vocal improvisation retreat at the beautiful
Garrison Institute on the Hudson River.
For singers who have studied with Rhiannon or who are experienced in improvisation. 

Join Rhiannon for a unique vocal experience.
Experienced singers strongly encouraged, but no audition required. Seventeen hours of studio time together exploring Vocal River work.

This gathering is limited to 20 experienced improvisers -- strong, committed singers & vocal teachers who want to be more engaged in improvisation. Using these exercises you will deepen your improvisational vocabulary and intuitive skills inventing personal and ensemble music including physical movement, solo work, song form, small ensemble exercises, and group collaborations from Rhiannon's book Vocal River: The Skill and Spirit of Improvisation.

Hoping to refresh relationships with returning friends.
Bring your ears, heart, mind and voice.    

17 hours of workshop sessions, all meals included
Shuttle to and from the train station
Residential and commuter options available.

Register below!


Arrival: MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017 between 3 pm and 6 pm. 
Shuttles from the Garrison train station will be provided for participants between 3 and 6 pm.
All meals provided Monday dinner through Thursday lunch.

Workshop Sessions:
Monday evening session.
Tuesday & Wednesday:  6 hours of sessions each day.
Thursday: Breakfast + one session + lunch before departure.at 2:30

Departure: Thursday 2:30 pm

Check-in: We request that guests not arrive before 3:00 pm.

Check-out: We ask that guests leave by 2:30 p.m. on closing day. You may be asked to move your luggage out of your room at 9:00 a.m. on closing day. You will be given ample notice if this is the case. 

Garrison Institute




Please be sure to open the following links and review the lodging and travel documents carefully.

The Garrison Institute is located directly off Route 9D in Garrison, New York, approximately 50 miles north of New York City. Major highways nearby include Interstate 84, Route 9, the Palisades Parkway and the Taconic State Parkway. We offer on-site parking for those who will arrive by car. When using your car’s GPS, please use the address of the neighboring Highland Country Club at 955 Route 9D, Garrison, NY 10524 to guide you to the Garrison Institute’s entrance on 9D.
Shuttle service available and included with your registration from the nearby train station.
Please read the following documents

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Traveling_transportation [PDF]

Google map and directions to the Garrison Institute