REGISTER for SONG CAMP ITALY: $795
Prices for registration are stated in U.S. Dollars (US$).
This includes 4 days of intensive songwriting and performance instruction, a wonderful welcome dinner, 5 nights of music including evening open stage performances and song circles, premium seats for the faculty closing concerts and more.
To register for Song Camp Italy, follow this link: register.SongCampItaly.com
You'll be brought to a short form where can give us your name and contact information. Once you've submitted your form, we'll be in touch with payment information for your registration to Song Camp Italy.
Prices for registration are stated in U.S. Dollars (US$).
The current cost of US$1.00 in Euros is approximately €0.92. [ Source: OpenExchangeRates.org ]
US$795 is currently approximately €733.
Lodging and meals are arranged separately from the cost of registration to give the greatest range of options to suit your personal needs and budget and accommodate Song Campers that will be traveling with family members or additional travel companions. Click here to learn more about Lodging options at Song Camp Italy and the San Felice Resort.
What’s your cancellation policy?
50% refunds are available through July 1, 2023. No refunds will be granted after July 1st, though for those cancelling after July 1st, 50% of your registration fee can be applied towards Song Camp Italy 2024.
For those who hold a spot at Song Camp Italy by paying the non-refundable $95 deposit, no refunds are available. However, the $95 reservation fee can be applied towards Song Camp Italy 2024.
Can I transfer my Song Camp Italy registration?
If you register for Song Camp Italy and find that you won't be able to attend, you can transfer your registration to any individual you designate. Email email@example.com to request a transfer of your registration.
Can my family members or other guests join us for the Welcome Dinner, Song Camp Italy music evenings and Concerti di Chiusura? (The closing faculty concerts)
Yes, your family or other guests are most welcome to join us!
For guests of students that will be with us at San Felice all week, there's a package that includes the welcome dinner, priority seating with the students at both faculty concerts (Friday and Saturday evenings) and access to the music evenings at San Felice after dinner each evening. The cost is 155€.
On Tuesday evening, October 3rd, we'll be hosting the "Welcome Dinner" for all the students, which is included with the Song Camp registration.
For guests that will only attend the welcome dinner, the cost is 35€ per person.
Dinner includes apertivo, salad, main course (vegetarian and vegan options available), house wines, soft drinks, and fabulous home-made desserts. Alcoholic beverages beyond house wines are not included, but may be purchased separately.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your additional dinner guests and arrange payment.
In what language will the classes be presented at Song Camp Italy?
Most classes will be presented in English. A few of our faculty members are fluent Italian speakers. For native Italian speakers, select classes will be presented in Italiano, and if any classes are presented in both English and Italian, live translators will be actively facilitating language translation services and will occasionally be available for other classes.
Do I need to bring my guitar?
You're welcome to bring your own guitar. A small number of acoustic guitars may be available for use throughout Song Camp Italy for students who aren't able to travel with their own. Please email email@example.com to inquire about availability of loaner guitars. Arrangements for loaner guitars must be completed and confirmed before July 1, 2023.
If I bring my guitar, do you have recommendations for the best way to fly with it overseas?
This is a surprisingly complicated subject. The best choice is to bring your guitar as a carry-on, so it travels with you in the main cabin of the airplane. Sadly, this is not always an option and sometimes you can't even find out if this option is available until you're already at the gate trying to board your flight! Obviously, checking a guitar that's not in a sturdy hard-shell case is not a good idea.
Checking your guitar as "checked baggage" carries some degree of risk (as shown in this instructive and entertaining video). We do not recommend bringing your most precious guitar with you overseas unless it's carefully packed in an incredibly sturdy, robust guitar case (such as those made by Calton, Hoffee or Pegasus) and it's fully insured against loss or damage. Typically, airlines will not cover the full value of musical instruments they damage or lose, so it's a good idea to purchase additional insurance for your valuable musical instruments.
Additionally, the fine print for most plane tickets spells out that the airlines are not responsible for lost or damaged electronic equipment in your checked bags (for example: microphones, guitar pedals, computers, hard drives, cameras, etc.) so it's best to always transport these with you in your carry-on luggage.
The regulations covering transportation of musical instruments on flights originating in the USA have recently been changed in favor of musicians. For more about this topic, visit the Folk Alliance International website at folk.org. This link takes you directly to their "Travel Tips" page, which offers 3 exceptionally informative documents you can download that discuss traveling with musical instruments, including tips, suggestions and the specific text of the FAA regulations that require airlines servicing the U.S.A. to allow you to bring your guitar on board your flight as carry-on baggage.
I play piano / keyboard. Do I need to bring my own?
A small number of "loaner" keyboards will be available throughout Song Camp Italy for students who aren't able to travel with their own. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability of loaner keyboards. Arrangements for this must be completed and confirmed before July 1, 2023.
What if I don't play an instrument?
Can you hear a melody in your head, or sing it? If so, you can write a song lyric and melody. Oftentimes, writing with a musical instrument can get in the way of your creativity and you wind up writing what you already know how to play. A better approach can be to hear the music in your head, then find it on your instrument or partner with someone who can. There are many great songwriters who don't play a musical instrument.
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What if I have additional questions?
Please reach out to us with your questions anytime using the various contact options provided on our Contact page.