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May 11th 2016

First Musicians' Residency Video & Future Residency Dates

Our inaugural AMPLIFI Sessions -- Musicians’ Residency was an extraordinary experience -- watch highlights in this Musicians’ Residency video featuring Hibbity Dibbity and The HA. These bands were immersed in five days of educational programming, outdoor activities, mind-body and health practices, and intensive song-writing. The results were incredibly powerful as the artists wrote brilliant new material, gained confidence and knowledge, and developed strategies for success as musicians and as leaders in their communities.


"It was one of the best times of my life and so helpful and informative. I feel so blessed to have been involved."

"Priceless experience -- they put the keys to the kingdom at our fingertips."
-- Post-Residency Survey

Having proven the tremendous value of the Musicians’ Residency, we’ve scheduled February 22-26, 2017 for our next Residency.

However, we can't provide the artists their meals (and they eat a lot!), book expert speakers, or cover the hours of our staff time to produce the Residency without the support of our sponsors, donors, community, and volunteers. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support our work and the future musicians' residency programs.

AMPLIFI Sessions Musicians’ Residency Schedule and Deadlines

We select the Musician Residency participants through a rigorous application process.


Artists: We will post an announcement on our website and social media when the application links and instructions are available. Applications must be submitted as instructed via this online survey.


We are so grateful to our speakers, sponsors, and volunteers that who participated in the February 2016 residency:

~ Expert speakers -- Jason Perkins, Lee Frank, Joe Barham, JP Pineda, Stephanie Heath -- from the music industry discussed touring, management, songwriting, licensing, and the future of music.

~ Our food sponsors -- Target, Trader Joe's, and Big Mesa Farmstead -- kept the artists fed.

~ Health and wellness instructors -- Laura Pucci and Pixie Pam -- facilitated meditation, acroyoga, and activities that strengthen and enhance creativity and centeredness.

~ Volunteers helped lead the artists in outdoor immersion experiences to strengthen and inspire, including surfing -- thanks to the 2 Mile Surf Shop -- and hiking.

~ Smiley's Schooner Saloon offered excellent lodging and the performance venue.

Posted by Alexis Shoemate


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