Applications open for the 3rd women’s Selkie Scholarship for the 2024 Cacapehon Retreat

Applications are open for the third women’s Selkie Scholarship program for the 2024 Cacapehon Recording and Songwriting Retreat

Capon Springs, West Virginia (September 1 2023) Recording Boot Camp is pleased to announce open registration for the 3rd annual Selkie Scholarship which will be will awarded to two women that show compelling talent or potential in the fields of music production and audio engineering. The Selkie Scholarship funds offset over 80% of the cost of participation, food and private lodging for the Cacapehon Recording and Songwriting Retreat (May 5-10, 2024).
Registration will close January 15th, 2024.

The winners will be selected by an advisory panel of industry professionals, and the scholarships are supported by Recording Boot Camp and crowdfunding. Those interested in supporting the scholarship can get more information at the GoFundMe page.

The Cacapehon Retreat was founded by producer-engineer-educator Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Aurora, Gwar) as “The Mountain Recording Retreat”. In 2017 he added a second week called “The Mountain Songwriting Retreat” in collaboration with internationally renown singer-songwriter Dave Nachmanoff (artist and longtime collaborator with Al Stewart). Two years ago, the two separate retreats were combined into one event known as Cacapehon. The name of the retreat is a version of the Shawnee word for the area where the retreat takes place.

The Cacapehon Retreat takes place in the mountain resort of Capon Spring, in West Virginia just two hours from Washington DC. This all inclusive retreat provides five days of recording and songwriting workshops, critiques, co-writing, jam sessions, DIY gear building and more. It is a unique event where all the participants and mentors study, eat, and play together with a very low attendee to mentor ratio.

The first two years of Selkie Scholarships were funded by Recording Boot Camp and a single private sponsor. For 2024, the scholarships are supported by Recording Boot Camp and crowdfunding through a GoFundMe campaign.