A BIG SUCCESS!
Fri, May 31 – Sun, June 2, 2019
The Crown Plaza Resort Retreat Center, Atlanta SW
Aspiring and established songwriters, from ages 9 to 70 plus, all came together with chart topping, award winning, multi-platinum, and best selling songwriters near Atlanta, GA for a 3 day all-inclusive songwriting retreat like no other. The retreat helped participants expand their awareness and tap into their inner genius to write the songs they came to write while learning skills to collaborate with others!
“Words cannot describe the spiritual connection of like minds and souls creating together and supporting each other without judgment! Not to mention the wealth of knowledge and immediately applicable principles and sessions. If you choose to write with purpose to make a positive influence on the world, this is the place to get aligned!”
– Stephie Rae, Singer-Songwriter, Atlanta, GA
About The Conscious Songwriting Retreat
The Conscious Songwriting Retreat is an intentional gathering of open-hearted, open-minded songwriters coming together to expand on songwriting practices by getting clear and connecting to their inner genius for a powerful flow of creativity and collaboration.
The retreat is held at The Crown Plaza Resort Retreat Center in Peachtree City, GA (30 minutes from the ATL airport) and is brought to you by Healing Arts Management founders, John & Kathy Stringer, and Music Bridges founder, Alan Roy Scott.
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Experience Conscious Songwriting As A Spiritual Practice
“Even beyond the facilitators’ expert guidance of the process of songwriting…, the retreat effectively promoted alignment and a variety of life skills that can be employed in all future relationships and scenarios. It was a fun, inspiring, creative, educational and musical weekend. I will highly recommend it going forward.”
– D. Amari Jackson, 2018 Attendee
Whether you’ve consciously collaborated in songwriting before or not, at the Conscious Songwriting Retreat, you’ll experience proven exercises in a fun, safe environment that help make the process approachable, while still calling you higher in your songwriting. You’ll also practice Alignment to expand your awareness and listen to your inner genius for musical direction.
The power of coming together to write songs can be a great life experience in being present, listening to what the moment calls for and surrendering to where the process goes. The way songs unfold is often the way life unfolds. How you respond and how you experience that unfolding is part of what the retreat will help you choose consciously versus feeling as if it’s out of your control. We’ll equip you with practices and techniques that help you be more aware of what is best and highest in any moment, whether songwriting or just living life to its fullest.
Connect With Other Like-Hearted, Like-Minded Conscious Writers
“Words cannot describe the spiritual connection of like minds and souls creating together and supporting each other without judgment! Not to mention the wealth of knowledge and immediately applicable principles and sessions. If choose to write with purpose to make a positive influence on the world, this is the place to get aligned!”
– Stephie Rae, 2018 Attendee
Another part of what makes the Conscious Songwriting Retreat so wonderful are the people that attend. You’ll be surrounded by like-hearted, like-minded conscious songwriters with various levels of experience, and you’ll benefit & grow from both sharing new ideas and hearing the ideas of others. Whether in the workshops or during your own free-time, you’ll learn new way of working with others and create new connections with creative spirits that can last far beyond the retreat. Whatever you reason for coming, we also hope you’ll be open to making friendships that to a lifetime.
Enjoy Wonderful Food & Accommodations In A Beautiful Setting
“So much to love about the Conscious Songwriting Retreat. Beautiful people in a beautiful resort setting. The food was delicious and plentiful, with lots of healthy as well as decadent options…“
– Patricia Bahia, Award-winning Singer Songwriter
2018 Guest Speaker/Attendee
Our retreat is held at The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center, “the Southeast’s leading meeting and event location.” –
Located on a picturesque 38 acres in beautiful Peachtree City Georgia this woodland gem is a place where you’ll experience full-service comfort and guest rooms that provide a distinctive spirit of gracious Southern hospitality combined with ultra-modern amenities. With wooded paths, an indoor heated pool, wonderful food and amazing staff, we know the conference center will add to your experience.
Retreat Hosts & Speakers
During the Conscious Songwriting Retreat, you'll be guided through aspects of alignment, songwriting, collaboration & more by your co-hosts, John Stringer & Alan Roy Scott, along with special guest speakers & award-winning singer / songwriters. Learn more about your hosts below and check out last year's retreat schedule to get an idea of what to expect (new schedule TBA):
Alan Roy Scott
Co-Host, Internationally Renowned Songwriter/Producer & Special Music Events Organizer
As a 35 year veteran songwriter, Alan's songs have been recorded by many well known artists including Cher, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Ray Charles, Journey, Rick Springfield, Sheena Easton, Notorious BIG, Anne Murray, Tiffany, Neville Bros, & Johnny Mathis among many. His songs have been featured in numerous Films & TV shows such as First Wives Club, Top Gun, Karate Kid II , Coming To America, Fame, & Oprah's Next Chapter among others. He has created and led international retreats and workshops around the world, visiting 122 countries and counting along the way.
Hit Songwriter / Topliner / Singer
"I write songs.. Some are good.. Some are GREAT.. but ALL of them come from my heart."
Traci Hale is an Atlanta-based American pop and R&B songwriter and vocalist. She began her career as a back up singer for R&B superstars Keith Sweat and Aaliyah before becoming a songwriter for artists including Rihanna (co-wrote #1 Billboard Charting hit What's My Name?), Blu Cantrell, Mýa, Brandy & more.
Co-Host, Billboard Chart Topping Singer-Songwriter, Life Teacher, Healer, Author
John Stringer is a life teacher, healer and author who has written and recorded several albums (including a co-written top 10 best selling Billboard chart hit single with his former rock band, State of Man) and has performed throughout the world. His music has been featured on major network television, in national print ads, and he has taught songwriting to people of all ages - from youth to corporate executives as a True Collaboration® leader at www.BandingPeopleTogether.com (clients include leaders at Netflix, Focus Brands, Microsoft, NASA, ESPN, SunTrust and many more).
Chart Topping, Award Winning, Multi-Platinum Singer / Songwriter
Jill Colucci is a multi-platinum, award-winning songwriter with #1 hits including Song of the Year “No One Else On Earth” by Wynonna Judd, “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” by Travis Tritt, and “Anymore” which she co-write with Travis. Her songs have sold over 20 million records worldwide. Although Jill has enjoyed much commercial success, she has also experienced great loss. During this time, she created her new CD, entitled “Heal My Heart”, which is an expression of her triumph over loss and the manifestation of her new path in life.
Entrepreneur, Author, Recording Artist, Songwriter, Consultant
Alan Schaefer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banding People Together, a super group of behaviorists, strategists and rock stars who
teach people how to effectively collaborate to enable executional excellence. He created Banding’s True Collaboration® system which is powered by The Collaborative Harmony Index diagnostic (CHI). Alan has been described as “a maestro of human capital excellence” and brings his unique perspective as a successful entrepreneur, author, recording artist,
songwriter and consultant to his current work. A few of Banding’s global clients include Groupon, NASA, Netflix, Cisco, ADP, Hilton, ESPN, Coca-Cola and Verizon.
What Others Are Saying
Check out some of the testimonials from previous CSR Retreat Attendees:
I'm so glad I came all the way across country for this retreat, it was an incredible experience. I've been creatively blocked for quite some time and in one weekend I'm already working on 4 different songs. I'm inspired and motivated to keep writing using the exercises I've learned and definitely want to come back for the second retreat this Spring. I will be recommending this retreat to all of my songwriter friends!Aliz Hava
Thanks to all our teachers, songwriters, John Stringer, Alan Roy Scott, Patricia Bahia, Jill Colucci, who encouraged our creative juices to flow, and excel in our natural born gifts. Some not known, others enhanced. I learned to collaborate songs with unknown people on the spot. The 17 min challenge with Stephanie was awesome." My home on Mars", LOL! what a title.Constance Marshal
Words cannot describe the spiritual connection of like minds and souls creating together and supporting each other without judgment! Not to mention the wealth of knowledge and immediately applicable principles and sessions. If choose to write with purpose to make a positive influence on the world, this is the place to get aligned!Stephie Rae
The retreat was extraordinary. John & Kathy are wonderful individuals and facilitators and I greatly appreciate them providing such an inspired platform for our musical expressions. Even beyond the facilitators' expert guidance of the process of songwriting (John, Jill, Patricia, Alan), the retreat effectively promoted alignment and a variety of life skills that can be employed in all future relationships and scenarios. It was a fun, inspiring, creative, educational and musical weekend. I will highly recommend it going forward.D. Amari Jackson
So much to love about the Conscious Songwriting Retreat. Beautiful people in a beautiful resort setting. The food was delicious and plentiful, with lots of healthy as well as decadent options. John and Kathy were such gracious hosts. Together we collectively created a safe and loving community in which to create. The workshop topics were varied and covered a LOT of ground: traditional songwriting techniques; techniques for quieting the monkey mind and tapping into source; lots of fun and varied co-writing opportunities; as well as practical and inspiring information on the business side, and beyond. A great mix of inspiration, information, and hands-on experience. One of the best retreats I've had the pleasure of being a part of.Patricia Bahia
One thing that stood out for me about this experience was the seamless marriage of the more nuts-and-bolts songwriting/co-writing classes with the presentations around spiritual alignment and the creative process. Both my left and right brain were engaged during the weekend, which I truly appreciated. My biggest takeaway however was the learning more about how to nurture the creative process between myself and co-writers. Grateful.Kim-Char Meredith
Sometimes I feel creatively blocked. This weekend, Conscious Songwriting Retreat gave me some space to create alone and with others, which I crave working other jobs to pay bills. Thank you for the beautiful time and experience!Ashley Chase
The Conscious Songwriting Retreat was an amazing experience in growing as a songwriter. I am grateful for my time learning from professional songwriters living the dream.Eric Brook
Pricing & Registration
Your Conscious Songwriting Retreat registration includes access to all retreat workshops & activities ; 3 delicious meals per day; access to all of our upcoming webinars with various conscious, inspirational songwriters, music directors; and more! Choose either a non-residential registration, shared room (two beds) or a private room (single bed) registration. Once registration for our next retreat is announced, you can select room registration options via the first option or our installment plan option:
Register for the Conscious Songwriting Retreat today!