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AMERICANA SONG ACADEMY

SEPTEMBER 23 - 26, 2024

The Americana Song Academy inspires people to believe in their creativity and helps develop a community that supports that pursuit. Participants deeply engage and nurture their music, songs, and aspirations with the help of professional touring musicians. 

This immersive camp will offer master classes on songwriting from professional musicians, 1:1 mentor sessions or small breakout sessions from support staff, intimate song circles and creative and emotional support from our academy staff. This year's retreat returns to the stunning performing arts camp Caldera, high in the Cascade Mountains. Set on mystical Blue Lake with exceptional facilities, Caldera was home to the Academy from 2002 - 2019 and will once again be the setting for this transformative experience. 

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“The ASA experience far exceeded my expectations. I arrived feeling tired and uninspired and I’m leaving with renewed hope and energy. And so many new friendships!”

WHAT TO BRING:

SONG ACADEMY PACKING LIST

  • Suitable Clothing – Central Oregon can be chilly at night, and quite warm during the day

  • Reusable water bottle and/or thermos

  • Instrument(s) – whatever you choose to play and compose on

  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses

  • Flyfishing gear (if you’re into it)

  • Daypack and hiking shoes to enjoy the trails on the property

INSTRUCTORS

SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL ARTISTS

TO BE ANNOUNCED! Check back in the spring. ​

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2024 SONG ACADEMY AT CALDERA

  • What do volunteers get in exchange for their time & effort?
    SFF volunteers who commit to, and work, a minimum of 2 "festival shifts" or about 8-10 hours receive an All Events wristband that allows them access to all seven venues throughout the weekend when not volunteering (subject to venue capacity, as with all pass-holders). Training and pre-shift check-in do not apply to your volunteer hours. *Festival shifts only count towards the festival they are for, and do not count towards a different festival.
  • Is there a minimum age required to volunteer?
    Minors ages 14 - 17 are eligible to volunteer with SFFP as long as they provide a signed waiver from a parent/guardian. Please reach out to Kaela Fox at kaela@sffpresents.org for details/waiver.
  • What is SFF Presents' COVID Policy?
    SFF Presents will only require mask wearing or proof of vaccination for event entry if required by local, state or federal regulation. Patrons, staff, crew, volunteers and performers may continue wearing masks at their personal discretion. SFFP recommends that high-risk individuals who choose to attend the festival continue to wear masks at this and in all public settings.
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