Ola Belle Reed Songwriter’s Retreat

A weekend in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina teaching songwriting with intention.

The Ola Belle Reed Song Writer’s Retreat pays tribute to Ola Belle Reed, Ashe County, North Carolina’s National Heritage Fellowship Award and IBMA Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

North Carolina and nationally renowned songwriters on staff are excited to share their techniques in craft and art with you. Whether you are an experienced songwriter or about to write your first song, these retreats will help you add skills to your own magic, with detailed concepts, practice and instruction. 

The retreat will include workshops/lectures, song swaps, jam sessions, critiques, instructor concert, student showcase and more.  2022 Retreat instructors: Cathy Fink, Pierce Freelon, Alice Gerrard and John Cloyd Miller.

Registration is required to attend the retreat.  Please click here for more information and registration.

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