Peter Eldridge Outer Banks - Summer 2022
Celebrating 34 years as a founding member of New York Voices in addition to a rich and diverse life recording and performing with distinguished friends, Peter also has an accomplished and committed career in education. After twenty years on the jazz voice faculty of the Manhattan School of Music (many as the chair of the jazz voice), Peter was asked to join the faculty at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Regularly invited to be ‘artist in residence’ at conferences and conservatories, Peter is also regularly asked to give masterclasses and concerts at various schools around the world, in topics ranging from vocal technique and song interpretation to songwriting and arranging.
It was a marvelous weekend, with interesting people, warm welcomes and very inspiring musical exchanges. The accommodations and food were incredible. Peter was so generous, insightful and good spirited that he was able to bring out the music within us. It was truly a magnificent experience. I would surely do it again! - Kiko Pereira 2019
This workshop with Peter was incredible. I’m very grateful to have been part of Peters first workshop in Perugia. The workshop had a very high level and Peter was such an inspiring and sensitive teacher for every one of us; it was really a special time and especially inspiring and helpful for song writing. I also appreciated Flavia’s lovely personality and helpfulness at any the time. The food was very delicious too. - Heidy Hoekstra-König
...four days with incredibly kind and talented singers
—and the food ! Biggest takeaways for me— (1) the coolest thing was witnessing songs being transformed through experimentation, unique arrangements and the group/Peter’s feedback, (2) this group turned me on to a whole universe of singers I never knew about.
- Shana Adams 2019
Thank you, Peter for these four wonderful, intense days full of music, inspiration, stories, talking, laughing and meeting new friends ... Such a gift to travel to beautiful places like Agriturismo Il Corniolo near Perugia and to have the best host Flavia Chiacchella, to meet and hear the unique voices that are still sounding in my ears, and to connect to you, lovely people! And to eat the best food you can imagine! Hope to meet you all again -Britta Rex 2019
It was a fabulous experience. The food, Flavia and her family who were SPECTACULAR hosts —let's do it all again.
-Staci Griesbach 2019
A week long residential retreat with Peter on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina--Sounds good to me.
JUNE 13-19, 2022
Songwriting & The Art of Song Reinvention with a culminating Duos Concert with Peter.
Peter loves to work with songwriters, in all variety of styles, and this workshop helps songwriters strengthen their craft through class exercises, impromptu performances, and song analyzation. Topics include the art of editing (holding on to what feels absolutely vital to a particular song and letting go of what may not serve it), as well as the use of language, playing with harmonic and melodic elements, changing a basic component (rhythm, tonality, etc.) to bring out something stronger, as well as the concept of less rhyming. Songwriting is obviously an extremely personal thing and Peter is respectful of that, while at the same time trying to inspire his students to go a little deeper.
As the week progresses you will take well-established jazz, pop or soul tunes and ‘reinvent’ them - taking the essence of the song and turning it upside down (harmonically, rhythmically, structurally, lyrically) to bring about a new ‘life’ or a different meaning or intention to the tune. It’s a fun ‘lab’ of sorts, with contributions by all members of the workshop. A mix of arranging and performing with a very personalized slant. Each participants will work with Peter in a duo or trio setting to prepare for a culminating concert.
Great food, great friends, great music.
...Remarkable poetry, beauty, charm and depth to spare.
$2800 for an all inclusive week long retreat.
Fee includes beautiful lodging on the northern Outer Banks, North Carolina, delicious chef prepared meals, daily workshop sessions with evening conversation and concerts...and the ocean and sound and sand.
Start your summer with a beautiful, healthy week at the beach. Energize your body, mind and music.
Contact Margie for more info 252-202-0865
All participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted.
We also ask participants to bring N95 masks and r a couple rapid tests.