SongSight 2022 is the first annual mentoring retreat which will immerse blind and visually impaired attendees in the world of music
Over 3 days, attendees will take part in masterclasses, write songs, experiment with new and unique instruments, and record an original song with the whole group to be released online after the retreat.
This one-of-a-kind program will be an intimate experience with room for only 10 attendees, so each activity will not only be hands-on, but will allow participants to truly explore their potential and discover the life-changing power of music.
Instrument experimentation, songwriting sessions, music in the round, instrument focus, fireside chat and interaction with professional artists, guest lectures and performances from blind American Idol alum Scott MacIntyre and blind veteran producer Mark Dowdy, recording an original song for release, a trip to the world-renowned Musical Instrument Museum and more!
All activities mentioned above
Lunch and Dinner
Ground transportation to and from the hotel
to the activity venue in Scottsdale, AZ
Ongoing access to industry professionals
SPECIAL GUESTS AND MENTORS
Scott MacIntyre – American Idol Alum
Dave Bechtel – Producer and Engineer
Mark Dowdy – Producer and Songwriter
Kurt Heinecke – Film Composer and Multi-instrumentalist
…more being added!
Only 10 spots are available for this retreat!
How to apply
Complete the form below
In the form, submit a video of yourself letting us know why this retreat would be perfect for you!
There is no fee to apply for this retreat. If selected, attendees will need to pay $200.00 USD to secure their spot. The retreat has a value of $1,500 per person and over 80% of retreat costs are being graciously covered by donors. If you are unable to cover the $200.00 participation fee, financial assistance may be available, so we encourage everyone to apply!
Click to read the FAQs for more information
Where is the retreat located?
The retreat is taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona at an intimate home-like environment specifically set aside for this purpose. There will be plenty of room to spread out for focused mentoring and to come together for group activities and masterclasses.
Where do I sleep?
Accommodations will be provided for you at the Scottsdale Sonesta hotel (or a comparable hotel in the area), and transportation will be provided each day from the hotel to the retreat site and any other locations where retreat activities are taking place.
What meals are provided?
Full lunches and dinners will be provided at the retreat site. The hotel will have breakfast available, and there will be plenty of snacks available throughout the day.
What if I’m out of state?
All meals, hotel accommodations, and transportation from the hotel to the retreat venue each day are included. If you are out of state, you will just need to cover your travel to and from Arizona.
Can I bring my own instrument?
A range of instruments will be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own personal instrument as well.
Is there an age limit?
You must be 18 years old or older in order to attend.
Will I have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the guest artists and speakers?
Yes, the guest artists and speakers will be hanging out with the whole group and would love to get to know you over the course of the retreat and beyond.