Music for Contemplation to Host Creating Music Together Retreat

Music for Contemplation to Host Creating Music Together Retreat

Hey, all you, music lovers! I have a music event to share with you.

Music for Contemplation (MufuCo) will host Creating Music Together– a special music retreat in Oxford, Michigan January 3 – 10, 2018. The retreat will be held at St. Mary’s Retreat House. Music-lovers of all experience levels are welcome to attend the retreat.


Music for Contemplation Retreat
Music for Contemplation retreat will be January 3-10, 2018 in Oxford, Michigan. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.

What can you expect at MufuCo?

The seven-day residential workshop will focus on the following skills:

  • listening skills
  • communication skills
  • presentation skills
  • work with professionals from diverse backgrounds
  • practice daily sitting
  • being silent together
  • creating music together

All participants will also have the opportunity to create new music and sing each other’s music.

Craig Shepard leads a workshop to retreat participants. | Photo credit: Jonathan Marmor

MufuCo Facilitators

Craig Shepard — Brooklyn-based Shepard is a member of the Wandelweiser group. He studied trombone performance at Northwestern University and the Zurich University of the Arts. He has participated in Deep Listening and Guitar Circle courses.

Tony Geballe — Geballe is based in New York and he is a guitarist, composer, and sound designer. He is a member of the La Compagnia de’ Colombari theater group, and the bands Braindance and Zero Time Everything.

Frank Sheldon — Based in Seattle, Sheldon has presented classes for Guitar Craft and Guitar Circles for more than 30 years. He also served as the Director of The Virginia School for Alexander Technique and co-founded the residential course that now takes place in North Carolina every summer.

Erin Rogers — Rogers is also based in New York. She is a composer and saxophonist with thingNY, Hypercube, and the New Thread Quartet. Her works have been performed at places such as Carnegie Hall, the Museum-Concert Hall, and Taiwan. Rogers has spent more than ten years in the music publishing business.

Dev Ray — Based in Boston, Ray is a live sound engineer, tour manager, studio engineer, and producer. He has great experience in the music business, from the artist to organizer. He has studied at the Eastman School of Music and Berklee College of Music.

Erin Rogers | Photo courtesy of Music for Contemplation
Music for Contemplation
Craig Shepard | Photo credit: Beth O’Brien

Cost of Retreat

The fee for the retreat is $850. This includes a single room with a shared bathroom, course fee, and all of your meals for the week.


How to Apply

Email In your email, introduce yourself and explain why you want to join the retreat. For more information on registering, visit the website HERE.

The deadline to apply is October 31, 2017.


For more information about the Creating Music Together retreat, please visit their official website HERE. You can also send an email to

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