The MUSIC @ 10,0000 LAKES SCHEDULE is structured to allow plenty of free time for you to practice or spend as you wish. There are designated times to assemble as a group.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  July 1  or open as long as spaces are available. Space is limited.

PAYMENT IN FULL  IS DUE  August 1, 2023.

MONDAY, August 14
4:00 PM Check-in at the St. John’s Abbey Guesthouse for room assignments.  Welcome!
5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner  in the Abbey Guesthouse Dining Room
6:30 PM Brief Tour of Campus and Music Hall; Coaching Schedule confirmation;
7:00 PM Musicale – Practicing Performance
8:30 PM Free time

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, August 15 & 16
7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast – (All meals in the Abbey Guesthouse Dining Room)
8:00 – 11:30 AM Self-directed: practice, reflection, walk, swim, etc.; (Individual coaching available from Elizabeth Wolff**)
8:00 – 8:55 AM Yoga (arrangements pending)*
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM Forum topics***
2:30 – 5:30 PM Self-directed as above
5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM Practicing Performance —
Monday – Tuesday 8:30 PM – Free time

THURSDAY, August 17

7:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast  10:00 AM Check out

Instructor led yoga sessions.  If you wish to take yoga classes, please make a separate payment per class to the instructor at the retreat. (Arrangements are pending and will be posted when finalized.)

Individual coaching is available on Monday and Tuesday with Elizabeth Wolff. Contact Liz for scheduling.  For an additional fee more than one coaching session may also be available.


 Dr. Vanessa Cornett –The Riddle of the Pianist’s Paradox

All artistic performers crave peak performance experiences. And yet, the world of performance is itself a world of contradictions. On stage, we simultaneously seek control and surrender, elation and composure, power and grace. Mindfulness can help us understand and navigate this artistic paradox. This session explores the intersection of sport psychology and contemplative practices for performing artists seeking to manage their performance anxiety and develop greater confidence on stage and off. We will focus especially on the dual mindsets of successful performers and on the development of strong mental skills for effective practice and optimal performance.

Dr. Paul Shaw – Creative Pedaling

St. John’s Pottery Studio, Nature Walk, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, Tours of St. John Abbey Church and other Marcel Breuer structures, etc.

Tuition for the retreat is  $380. Tuition covers a single occupant room with private bath for 3 nights, one individual coaching session with Liz, use of class rooms and practice rooms, and performance opportunities. At this time, partial attendance with pro-rated cost is not available. The cost of meals is included in tuition.  Double rooms and suites are available for an additional fee. (Reserve early.)  (Yoga class sessions are extra and payable directly to the instructor.)

A first payment/deposit of $50 is due at time of registration with the balance due  by August 1.  Please make your checks  payable  to “Music@10,000 Lakes“.  (The $50 deposit is non-refundable should your attendance plans change.)

Send your payments to:

Music @ 10,000 Lakes
5707 138th Street Court
Apple Valley, MN 55124