June 2017

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We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

June 25, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
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SM17-2405-141Jimmie Dale Gilmore,

This workshop for beginning and advanced songwriters focuses on songwriting as a tool for self-discovery. While Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates an atmosphere of interaction and collaboration, the emphasis is on providing perspectives and motivation for ongoing individual creativity.

The group explores what it is that makes songs such an essential and potent part of human communication, in an environment where everyone can flourish. A small amount of time is given to discussion of the business aspect of songwriting.

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Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Jimmie Dale Gilmore is also teaching Advanced Songwriting.

Things to Bring:

Bring a guitar or small keyboard if you have one. If you would like to receive feedback and evaluation, bring 30 printed copies (or a recording) of a song you have written.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Participatory Concert
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Jimmie Dale Gilmore creates alluring, elusive, and deeply resonant music that blends a lifelong interest in esoteric philosophy, literature, psychology, and spirituality with elements of country, folk, pop, blues, and rock music. Two of his CDs, Spinning Around the Sun and Braver Newer World, received Grammy nominations in the category of Contemporary Folk Music.