Since 1985
In the quiet beauty of upstate NY
"intimate. collegial. challenging"

Retreats 2017-2018

 Retreats  Dates  Cost
 Woodwind Retreat with Scott Anderson
 Practice Marathon Retreat #1
 June 1 - 10, 2018  $1,325
 Practice Marathon Retreat #2  June 23 – July 8, 2018  $2,245
 Orchestral Excerpts Retreat
 Practice Marathon Retreat #3
 July 28 – August 11, 2018  $2,245
 Performance Power Retreat - FILLED
 Practice Marathon Retreat #4
 August 18 – Sept 3, 2018  $2,445
 Practice Marathon Retreat #5  October 8-15, 2018  $1,345
 Practice Marathon Retreat #6 in 2019:  January 2-17, 2019  $TBA


Application Fee (non refundable) - $85.00
Chef Surcharge for Chef Extraordinaire - $65.00/week
Piano Accompanist (optional) - $60.00/hour
Massage Therapist (optional) - $70.00 for 1.25 hours

Sessions are either 8 or 16 days long. To calculate the total cost, add $85 for the application fee, and $65/week for the chef surcharge to the tuition room & board above. If cost is a problem, we are able to offer interest free extended payment plans of up to 10 months. If you are contemplating attending one of the retreats, please fill in the on-line application. Send it electronically by hitting the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form. Or, you may fill out a printable application and fax or mail it to us.

Additional Information

If you are applying and have never been to Magic Mountain Music Farm before, send your resume to . Please include a biography of musical training and development, repertoire studied, repertoire performed, honors received for musical performances and professional experience. In addition, state what you hope to achieve by attending a Practice Marathon Retreat. If your application is being considered, an audio or video recording will be requested.


Applications are accepted until sessions are filled. Apply now by completing the application below or you can print out the application and mail it to us. Magic Mountain Music Farm | 817 West End Ave - #11E | New York, NY 10025

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Check Marathon Preference
Practice Marathon Retreat #1 Woodwind Retreat - June 1-June 10, 2018
Practice Marathon Retreat #2 - June 23-July 8, 2018
Practice Marathon Retreat #3 Orchestral Excerpts Retreat - July 28-August 11, 2018
Practice Marathon Retreat #4 Performance Power - August 18-Sept 3, 2018 - FILLED
Practice Marathon Retreat #5 - October 8-15, 2018
Practice Marathon Retreat #6 - January 2-17, 2019

If you have chosen more than one Retreat, please indicate your first preference by typing it in the box below:

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