Summer is almost here!!

Summer is almost here!!

Hello from sunny warm Austin, TX where famed music conference SXSW is underway.The Obamas have been in town as well as tons of musicians, filmmakers and tech industry innovators. It’s an exciting place to be and I’m a lucky girl to be able to spend a good portion of my time in such a creative city. I’m also very proud to announce that I was recently nominated for the prestigious Austin Music Industry Esme Barrera Award for Music Activism and Education. A huge thank you to all the young people I’ve written songs with over the last ten years for making my work so meaningful.

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In addition to gigs and organizing songwriting programs, I’ve been spending the last few months teaching part time at a small schoolhouse located on a ranch where I also lead an after school songwriting workshop. In order to feed my own creativity, I’ve been preparing for a fall release of a five song EP of the work I’ve been doing with elderly translating life stories into songs. Now that it’s spring, I’m looking forward to upcoming summer travels to Oregon, Washington and Alaska where I’ll be leading a bunch of songwriting programs for young people in addition to my own performing and writing. I’m beyond excited and a little overwhelmed at how much there is to do in only a few short months. This work gives me energy though and now that the summer camps are in their third season, I feel like things are going to flow better than ever this year. Thanks to our fundraising campaign in December, I am able to purchase more instruments and recording gear for our camps as well as  offer at least five full scholarships to campers in need of financial assistance.  By the way, there are still opportunities to give at the Indiegogo site. Click the link on the sidebar and thanks for helping!!

If you are interested in registering for a camp please use the link in the sidebar and feel free to email Havilah at havilahrand@gmail.com with all questions. Here is a schedule of what we’ve got planned so far..

Young Songwriters Camp in Austin, TX in collaboration with Terra Luz Community School- May 31st  – June 2nd  $185

Methow Valley Young Songwriter’s Camp in Twisp, WA –  June 20-23 11am – 4pm  $185

Young Songwriter Summer Camp at Bertschi School in Seattle – June 27 – July 1  9am – 4pm  SOLD OUT

Young Songwriter Summer Camp on Vashon Island in collaboration with Vashon Allied ArtsJuly 5 – 8 (contact them directly for registration)

Young Songwriter Summer Camp in Bellingham, WA – July 11 – 14 10am – 3pm  Private venue…details given at registration. $225

Young Songwriter Workshop in Talkeetna, AK – July 30th presented by The Grove

Young Songwriter Workshop in McCarthy AK – August 8th presented by the Wrangell Mountain Center

Feel free to use this contact form for inquiries and suggestions!

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