Our 2020 workshop dates are coming soon!
Registration will open in September 2019.

It was magic. It would be hard to overstate how valuable the insight and input from Patti and Gary were. Having access to their brilliance for a week is an unparalleled situation.
— Audrey Vernick

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The most special part of being in the Concord Workshop was the loving emotion and respect that I felt emanated from everyone who attended and our guest master instructors. The organizers made the event as streamlined and organized even though I know how much hard work and effort was required of them to make certain the week flowed without a glitch. There was a warmth and generosity of creativity that permeated the entire week’s gatherings. Laughter, excitement at the discovery of a new piece written well, listening, feeling, loving. I still have the trip at the top of my heart and mind. Thank you for this gift.
— Susan McGraw Keber