Singer/songwriter Dave Nach is back as co-host/mentor for this year’s Song & Sound Retreat!

When you hear about the music of a guitar virtuoso with a doctorate in philosophy, who cut his musical teeth performing and collaborating with singer-songwriter Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), you know you will be getting something different. In a career that has spanned a dozen albums and thousands of shows ranging from living room concerts to the Royal Albert Hall, Dave Nachmanoff has built a loyal fan base and a unique niche as a performer and songwriter. When not on tour, Dave Nachmanoff is busy producing for other artists, teaching master classes around the US and working in his unique niche of writing and recording custom songs.

Azalea Music Group’s Nancy Moran added as Song & Sound Retreat mentor!

Nancy is an independent Folk-Rock, Americana Singer/Songwriter with four critically acclaimed solo albums, a former member of the national touring group, The Four Bitchin’ Babes (2005-2012), the former Assistant Editor of American Songwriter Magazine and an accomplished background and harmony vocalist. She’s also an artist development and performance coach and the co-founder of Azalea Music Group where she teaches and mentors other singer/songwriters, musicians, and indie artists how to get their music out to a wider audience so they can make a greater impact in the world.

3 Scholarships for women

Thanks to the Audio Builders Workshop, Recording Boot Camp and private donors, we have 3 scholarships available for talented adult women in music production and audio engineering to attend the 5th annual Mountain Recording Retreat May 17-22, 2020. (transgender or cisgender; non-binary individuals are welcome to apply).

Each scholarship provides $1,417 towards registration fees for the three candidates selected. Get full details and apply at

The last day to apply is February 15, 2020

Composer/Producer Catharine Wood added as mentor to this year’s Retreat!

We are excited to announce our newest mentor for the 5th annual Mountain Recording Retreat.

Catharine Wood is an established Los Angeles-based composer/producer & studio owner. She launched her versatile career engineering on high profile commercials – including the first Apple iPhone spot. As a mix/mastering engineer, she has delivered over 500 (both original & client) commercially released songs airing on many major networks. Her facility, Planetwood Studios, LLC specializes in production & composition services for the Film & TV Industries.

Early Registration for the 5th Annual Mountain Recording Retreat is now open.

It is hard to believe that this is the 5th Mountain Recording Retreat. It has exceeded all my expectations and become something far more than a bunch of recording workshops. It is an amazing event in one of my favorite places in the world and when I think about the retreat, the first thing that comes to mind are the great friends I have made. I think a lot of other people feel the same way, as most of our attendees are alumni.

Registration is now open for the 5th annual Mountain Recording Retreat. We have some big discounts for early registration. We sold out last year so early registrations is strongly recommended. Sign up HERE.