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The wonderful Students and Instructors of NESR IV!

A Letter From Ellis: NESR V

December 5, 2019

Hi Everyone—


We're still GLOWING from the truly inspiring experience at NESR IV. So many songs, so many laughs, so much learning, so many tasty meals, so much fun.


I’m excited to announce that the 5th Annual New England Songwriters Retreat (NESR V) will take place at the Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, CT on Labor Day weekend from Friday, September 4th through Tuesday, September 8th, 2020.


We do expect the Retreat to sell out again. We hope you'll come hang with this tribe of incredible people. We expect to open enrollment sometime in MARCH 2020. The announcement will go out first to the NESR mailing list (sign up below), and then will be made here, on the NESR Facebook Page and the NESR Facebook Group (see links below).


As always, we're putting together a truly stellar staff of touring professional songwriters, with some familiar faces you've grown to love, as well as some brand new faces that we're very excited about.


The Songwriting Instructors will be me, plus 3 others brand new to NESR, to be announced soon.

The Elective Instructors will include 3 familiar faces, including Laurie MacAllister, who has been performing for 24 years, both solo and as a member of the well-loved Americana band Red Molly. She'll be offering an Elective class on singing. And of course she will be the Retreat Coordinator, aka Mama Bear Extraordinaire.

I’m thrilled at how far the Retreat has come in just four years; it’s truly living up to what I had dreamed.

See you soon!


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