Village Harmony

New England Teen Traveling Camp I – June 20 – July 10 (20 days) – $1375

Date: June 20-July 10, 2016
Venue: Stump Sprouts Retreat Center
Leaders: Will Thomas Rowan, Carlos Jurado, Heidi Wilson
Price: $1375

We are excited to welcome back as co-leader Carlos Jurado from Colombia.  He delighted campers and audiences both two summers ago with his repertoire of songs from Latin America featuring lively cross rhythms and compelling percussion.

Village Harmony alumnus and singer-composer Will Thomas will bring some of his own compositions to teach, as well as an exciting mix of Corsican, Occitan and Lithuanian songs. 

Heidi Wilson will share enchanting original compositions and American folk songs: songs that celebrate the seasons, offer thanks and praise, lull babies to sleep, muster courage, and make room for healing. 

The tour will include 12 concerts in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, finishing in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Will Thomas Rowan

will-new-photoWILL THOMAS ROWAN is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who began singing with Village Harmony when he was 14. He performs with Windborne, a band made up of Village Harmony alumni, which has toured internationally as part of the State Department’s American Music Abroad program. He is studying for a Masters in Conducting at Bard, and is also an award-winning composer who writes everything from ballads to symphonies. Will helps create exciting folk music, dance, and drama performances with Revels North. Through his travels in Lithuania and encounters with the Trinkūnai family, he has fallen in love with the hypnotic harmonies of singing Sutartinės. This is Will’s seventh year teaching at Village Harmony camp.

Carlos Jurado

CarlosJuradoCarlos Javier Jurado of Pasto, Colombia, is a former Fulbright scholar who earned his masters degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, in 2007. After finishing his studies he returned to Colombia, where he was hired by the music department at Nariño University in Pasto. On top of his academic work—he conducts two choirs and teaches music theory at the university—Carlos is also academic advisor for the Batuta National Foundation, an institution devoted to promote the practice of music for Colombians from rural areas of the country who are victims of violence and displacement. This will be Carlos’ third year teaching at Village Harmony camp.

Heidi Wilson

Village HarmonyHeidi Wilson is a singer-songwriter with a passion for sharing songs inspired by and in service to community and the natural world.  She has been leading a cappella singing groups for the last ten years.  Heidi teaches Kid’s Folk Singing courses at the Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture, co-directs the Ollabelles, a women’s vocal ensemble, and leads the Plainfield Community Sing.  This is her fourth year teaching for Village Harmony.


Stump Sprouts Retreat Center

stumpsproutsSituated in rural northwest Massachusetts, Stump Sprouts Retreat Center is a rustic multi-season resort—founded as a cross-country ski resort—and retreat facility. The center of activity is the hand-crafted three-level guest lodge with bedrooms and lounge on the top two floors and kitchen and dining area on the lower level. Our rehearsals take place in the center’s converted dairy barn. And additional bedrooms are just across the lane in the 200 year-old farmhouse. Stump Sprouts is located on 450 acres of woods and meadows, with splendid vistas and hiking trails. The center’s organic gardens that often provide vegetables for our kitchen. These unspoiled lands set the stage for three Village Harmony teen retreats this year.