The Steelgrass Residency is a collaboration made possible by the vision and generosity of the Lydgate family working with Berklee College of Music and the Kaua'i Concert Association. The Lydgates, owners of Steelgrass Farm and the Steelgrass Recording Studio on the Hawai’ian island of Kaua'i, are building an international community of artists by providing opportunities for artists to be immersed in their craft in an inspiring environment. The properties support composition, creative writing, research, rehearsal, mixing, overdubs, and/or recordings. Up to five faculty are selected on a competitive basis to attend. In addition to working on a professional project of their choice, residents also:
Steelgrass Residency 2014 Participants:
Jennifer Andrews, Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
Project Goal: continue work on her creative non-fiction novel based on the life and death of her sister, entitled PARTS.
Maeve Gilchrist, Instructor, Strings (with Berklee alum Courtney Hartman)
Project Goal: write, rehearse and record new music centered around guitar, harp and vocal harmonies.
Caroline Harvey, Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
Project Goal: write, stage and record culturally relevant performance poems relating to themes of spirituality, American identity and holy lands.
For questions, please contact Ashley Flood at email@example.com, or 617-747-3017.