SummerSongs 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Amazing Songwriting Camps!

Location: Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY
  July 22–July 28, 2018  

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Join us July 22-28, 2018 for the 20th annual SummerSongs songwriting camp and camper reunion  and 20th Anniversary Celebration  where we will again explore many aspects of songwriting, music, singing, and performance.

Listen and learn from nationally-known touring artists, attend workshops and concerts, network, perform, share songs, collaborate, jam, and relax at a beautiful summer camp at our home in Stony Point, New York.

Our All-Star Anniversary Camp Teacher Line-Up Will Inspire You:

Pete Kennedy
Maura Kennedy
Lucy Wainwright Roche
Sloan Wainwright
David Roth
Mark Dann
Vito Pettroccitto Jr.
Glen Roethel
Sue Riley
Steven Prasinos

Enjoy the best “camp food” you’ve ever had – organic farm-to-table! Classes will include songwriting, song arranging, performance/stagecraft, harmony singing, co-writing, guitar, keyboard, creative process and more – and you’ll have many opportunities to share your music in song circles, coffeehouses, concerts, and feedback sessions. Class descriptions and bios are being added here as we receive them. ALL levels are welcome! So come unleash your creativity and join the musical family at SummerSongs!

SummerSongs camps take place in the spacious Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY, just 30 miles north of New York City.

How to Get to Stony Point Center

Stony Point Center has detailed travel information and offers free pick-up from various locations. Click the blue button to the right to learn about those very helpful and convenient options.  How to Get to Stony Point Center

Carpooling Info

SummerSongs can sometimes help with carpooling. Contact us to ask. Contact SummerSongs

SummerSongs 2018 Teachers

(Teachers will be shown below as they are determined.)

David Roth

David Roth has taught at nearly every WinterSongs and SummerSongs since the camps began in 1999. He’s a singer, songwriter, recording artist, community builder, and masterfully inclusive instructor (he also won Kerrville’s New Folk Award in ...
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Glen Roethel

Guitar, vocals, songwriting, performance and energy — for Folk music, Rock music and beyond! Glen Roethel brings a fresh energy to the camp experience. He is the founder of the recently popular (now reformed) folk-rock harmony trio ...
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Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainwright Roche

Lucy Wainwright Roche is an American singer-songwriter and the daughter of Grammy Award winner Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche (The Roches). She is the half-sister of singer-songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright (whose late mother Kate was ...
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Mark Dann

Mark Dann

Mark Dann is a professional recording engineer and sideman/bass player extraordinaire. For more than 30 years, he has worked with hundreds of artists at his studios in New York City and Woodstock, including engineering and ...
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Maura Kennedy

Maura Kennedy

Maura Kennedy, a veteran East Coast singer-songwriter known for her angelic voice and straight-to-the-heart melodies is one-half of the Americana duo, The Kennedys. She has released more than a dozen albums in the past twenty years. Artists including ...
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Pete Kennedy. Photo: Stuart Berg

Pete Kennedy

Pete Kennedy is best known as the guitar-intensive half of folk-rock duo The Kennedys, but his experience spans a wide cross-section of American music. He toured the US and Europe extensively with Nanci Griffith, and he ...
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Sloan Wainwright

Sloan Wainwright

Folk-pop artist Sloan Wainwright belongs to a musical dynasty of impossibly gifted singer-songwriters. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, sister-in-law Kate McGarrigle, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) ...
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steven prasinos

Steven Prasinos

Steven is a clinical psychologist and singer/songwriter.  As a psychologist, Steven has developed various psychiatric programs and run a successful psychotherapy practice for more than thirty years.  He has published articles on humorous children, styles ...
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Sue Riley

Sue Riley

“A life built around music” may be the best way to sum up Sue Riley. Sue believes in the power of music to touch hearts and heal lives, and she loves to share her passion for music ...
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Vito Petroccitto Jr.

Vito Petroccitto Jr.

Vito Petroccitto Jr, another veteran of many Summer/Wintersongs and a guitar legend in New York's Hudson Valley, brings twenty-five years of teaching experience and his unique blend of expertise and fun to camp. For more ...
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(MORE MAY BE ADDED, AND OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

SummerSongs 2018 Classes

(Classes will be listed below as they are determined.)

Harmony for Everyone w/ David Roth and Glen Roethel

No better time in this world for some harmony! Join David and Glen in an all-levels exploration of singing together. This will include some basics on harmonic principles, locating the “wheelhouse” of your range, finding and holding your part, and singing fearlessly and whole-heartedly. We’ll explore 3-4 parts on as ...
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steven prasinos

Shadow Songs – by Steven Prasinos

In psychology “shadow” is a Jungian term referring to unknown, unsaid or unwanted aspects of the self.  The shadow is the source of inspiration and healing. To explore the shadow requires courage.  Without this courage, we are in a rut or have writers' block.  With this courage, we find the seeds for songs that ...
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(MORE MAY BE ADDED, AND OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)