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.



SUNDAY, August 11
4:00 PM Check-in at the St. John’s Abbey Guesthouse for room assignments.  Welcome!
5:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner – TBA –  Casual outdoor meal or gathering at nearby restaurant (Sunday dinner cost not included in retreat fee)
6:30 PM Brief Tour of Campus and Music Hall; Coaching Schedule confirmation;
7:00 PM Musical Offering
8:30 PM Free time

MONDAY & TUESDAY, August 12-13
6:30 – 8:00 AM Breakfast – (All Monday – Wednesday meals in the Guesthouse)
8:00 – 11:45 AM Self-directed: practice, reflection, walk, swim, etc.; (Individual coaching available from Elizabeth Wolff**)
8:00 – 9:00 AM Yoga available depending on enrollment*
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 PM Forum topics***
2:00 – 5:30 PM Self-directed as above
2:30 – 3:30 PM Yoga available*
5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 PM Practicing Performance —
Monday, 8:30 PM – Free time
Tuesday, 8:30 PM — Wine and cheese reception

WEDNESDAY, August 14
6:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Check out

Instructor led yoga sessions offered by certified Vinyasa yoga instructor, Melissa Culloton.   If you desire to take yoga classes which are offered twice daily, please compensate Melissa with a separate payment of $40 at the retreat to cover all 4 classes or $20 to cover 2 classes minimum.

Individual coaching is available on Monday and Tuesday with Elizabeth Wolff. Contact Liz for scheduling of .

Forum topics may range from “performance anxiety” to specific technical issues. Indicate your interest area and any suggestions on the registration form.
Monday – “You Must Remember This . . . Music, Memory and Piano”  Dr. Dan Rieppel, guest presenter
Tuesday – TBA

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


The cost of the retreat is $350 (depending on enrollment). The cost covers a single occupant room with private bath for 3 nights, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday meals, one individual coaching session with Liz, Tuesday evening social, use of conference rooms and practice rooms, and performance.  (Yoga class sessions are extra and payable directly to Melissa.)

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