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August 5-11, 2024

Guilford, Vermont

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6 days of practicing, recording, producing, filming, meditating and painting at the magical

Guilford Sound studio near Brattleboro, Vermont. 


Tuition also covers a 3-day pre-session online workshop (July 31, August 1 and 2: 1-2:30pm EST )

where participants will perform and receive coaching from Adrienne to prepare for the week of recording.


The 2024 program is open to pianists, string players, and singers, ages 18+. You may record solo or duo repertoire or a combination of both. Julian Jenson is available, for an extra fee, to play with singers who would like to record with a pianist. 

Each participant experiences 3 roles in teams:

Recording Artist, Producer, and Videographer.

All recordings will be full-takes with options for either a single-angle video or a multi-angle music video, produced and compiled by the participant with guidance from our artists-in-residence. We will be recording on Guilford Sound's glorious Steinway B. 


Adrienne Kim, pianist and founder

Shannon Thomas, violinist, guest artist faculty

Susana Leiva, soprano, guest artist faculty

Tatjana Krizmanic, painter and meditation teacher

Rob Davidson, videographer

Julian Jenson, pianist, videographer, Assistant Director

Elana Levin, chef

Nicolas Scherzinger, post-production editor

Fee: $1950 (tuition, room and board, double-occupancy, 3 meals/day, studio recording and video).

Apply early: 10% discount on tuition if paid in full by

May 1, 2024.

Recording is one of my favorite things in life.

It challenges us to listen deeply,

to be attentive and attuned,

to play to the mic,

to explore nuance and subtlety,

and it allows us to celebrate

the gift of being heard.

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 "A truly unique opportunity to experience the joy of recording and create your own video and recording projects."

"an enriching insight into recording your own music."

"this was as good as it gets."

"the studio itself is a beautiful, top notch recording studio in scenic Vermont"

"a safe and nourishing place for both body and soul, an environment where music and friendship flourished"

Wild Plums gives participants experience in three roles: 

Recording artist, Producer and Videographer.

Participants are teamed up and learn how to be empathetic and encouraging voices in the booth, listening deeply to the intent of the performer and giving concise feedback on what is coming across and what isn’t.

For many musicians, this act of producing is sometimes even more of a growth opportunity than recording.

We learn what comes across and how one needs to prepare so that our best intentions come closer to matching what comes out of our instrument.

Musicians will also have the rare chance to be behind the lens, thinking about how to capture and frame and enhance the music to create their own unique projects.

to apply

please click the link below to apply before May 15, 2024

($50 application fee payable online)

and we will contact you with further details and instructions for submitting  

a YouTube link or mp4 of a recent performance

Since this is a small group, living together and supporting each other's dreams and work, each applicant will have a short zoom interview with Adrienne as part of the application process.


Wild Plums Recording Retreat is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Wild Plums Recording Retreat must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


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