The Singer/Songwriters Retreat has been designed to give established artists a place to meet and grow creatively. Whether you are looking to improve your songwriting, performance skills, creative flow or market presence, this retreat is for you.
Our program allows artists to intimately work with prominent songwriters, and well known established artists and musicians. This retreat will focus on; songwriting, recording, artist development, collaboration, stage presence and so much more!
Anyone who wants to further express their talents and hone their skills, will greatly benefit from attending this amazing event.
REGISTER ONLINE | Applications open 1st August 2020 Until SOLD OUT. *Private Accommodation may give preference to NEW Applicants. **Previous Applicants are encouraged to Register.
Introducing our 2020 Tutors - Kevine bennet & luke 0'shea with guest songwriters allison forbes, chris matthews, brendan nawrocki & john krsulja
*The DAG would like to thank all the previous tutors that have helped during this amazing, musical journey. Your passion and love for songwriting has inspired so many.
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Tutors & Songwriters include: Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell, Karl Broadie, Lachlan Bryan, Brad Butcher, Allan Caswell, Bill Chambers, Aly Cook (NZ), Roger Corbett, Jeremy Edwards, Jeff Gibson, Gretta Ziller, Amber Lawrence, Jen Mize, Shane Nicholson, Luke O'Shea, Aleyce Simmonds, Tamara Stewart & Felicity Urquhart.
*$850 - Full Retreat (shared accommodation) **Available**
*$1000 - Full Retreat (private accommodation) - **Limited Availability **
*As numbers are limited to 14 attendees, there may be a selection process required.
**Limited Private Accommodation Available, preference may be given to NEW applicants, previous applicants are encouraged to apply..
Accommodation x 4 nights, (linen included) - Thursday 9th till Tuesday 14th (Starts Thursday 4pm, Concludes Tuesday 10am)
All meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Morning and Afternoon teas.
Workshops, breakout sessions, collaboration time, one on one tuition, performance opportunities and a chance to learn and engage Music, Songwriting and Tuition from a selected few current top professional Singer/Songwriters from Australia.
A chance to be a part of a select group of Singer/Songwriter's aspiring to develop their craft to move to the next level. Surrounded by supportive peers, Country Music Professionals and the opportunity to network and to continually be a part of this great event.
2020 WORKSHOP TIMETABLE (Available 1st november)
Download the 2019 workshop timetable from here.
Workshops for 2020 will include; Craft of Songwriting; Collaboration; Networking; Stage Presence; Vocal Preparation;
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Producer & Artist
Golden Guitar & ARIA Award Winner
Americana Songstress & Songwriter
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The DAG Sheep Station & APRA / AMCOS are proud to announce two artists who have or will receive a Scholarship to attend the 2020 Singer Songwriters Retreat.
NEW ZEALAND SCHOLARSHIP - JAYDIN SHINGLETON (Wesport NZ) was announced the Winner of the 2020 DAG Sheep Station Scholarship at New Zealand's 2019 Gold Guitars, held in Gore, NZ. Brayden was chosen as the Winner, for Songwriters Category and will recieve the opportunity to attend The 2020 Singer Songwriters Retreat and perform during Hats Off To Country shows at The DAG. The Scholarship includes, Return Airfares from NZ to Tamworth, all accommodation, transfers and meals.
INDIGENOUS ARTIST FROM REGIONAL NSW - Thanks to APRA AMCOS Australia, an indegenous artist from Regional NSW will be selected by Buddy Knox to receive, The Buddy Knox Scholarship and the opportunity to attend The 2019 Singer Songwriters Retreat and perform during Hats Off To Country shows at The DAG. The 2019 recipient was LOGAN HOSWELL from Tamworth, NSW
JAYDIN SHINGLETON was selected as overall Winner in Songwriters Category, in Gore, NZ.
LOGAN HOSWELL from Tamworth, NSW was selcted by Buddy Knox for the 2019 Regional NSW Indigenous Scholarship thanks to APRA AMCOS Australia.
JENNY MITCHELL was selected as Overall Winner for Songwriters Category at the 2017 Gold Guitars, Gore NZ, to attend the 2018 Songwriters Retreat. Presented by The DAG's, John Krsulja.