WO-MA-MU (Women Making Music) WEEKEND RETREATS
Inspired by Summersing Music and Arts Empowerment Camp in Montana, Wo-Ma-Mu retreats are held each spring and fall in northern California.  We are a community of big-hearted women who love to sing, laugh, learn and play.  We support risk-taking and cooperative music-making for everyone from professionals to complete beginners.
     Over four hundred women have been to our retreats since our first gathering in 1991 under the directorship of Singer-Songwriter Judy Fjell and the WoMaMu nonprofit board. Fall 2016 marked our FIFTIETH camp and our 25th year! We now begin the second half our our Planet WoMaMu rotation around the sun.
     Staff members over the years have included Harmony Grisman, Piper Heisig, Jamie Anderson, Pamela Stoneham, Debbie Fier, Nancy Schimmel, Deborah Liv Johnson, Cynthia Llano, Frannie Leopold, Ellen Silva, Laura Silverstein, Carolyn Terry, Madge Strong, Bonnie Lockhart, Ann Maglinte, Josie Mendelsohn, Holly Near, Alix Dobkin, Mary Watkins, Stormi Oshun, Tami Pallingston, Faith Petric, Crystal Reeves, Rowan Storm, Betsy Rose, Mary Buckley, and many others. 
     Our camp is alcohol-free, drug-free, scent-free, and wheelchair accessible. The excellent kitchen at the Bishop's Ranch makes dining a wonderful experience for all dietary needs. The quality of music, creativity, and conversation at WoMaMu is unique and unsurpassed and women of all musical abilities are truly welcome. 
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WO-MA-MU EVENTS COMING UP:

FRIDAY, APRIL 7 - MONDAY, APRIL 10
SPRING 2017 WO-MA-MU WEEKEND RETREAT (OUR FIFTIETH+)  
The Bishop's Ranch - Flyer and Registration form available now!
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 
7 PM
2017 WOMAMU FEST (annual fundraiser)
REDWOOD GARDENS, BERKELEY 

FALL 2017 WOMAMU RETREAT
OCTOBER 13-16
THE BISHOP'S RANCH, HEALDSBURG, CA

Planet WoMaMu

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What does a WoMaMu weekend look like?

Click here to see the Photo Gallery from Fall 2005 WoMaMu!


New Wild Jammin' Women Photo Gallery
New WoMaMu Photo Gallery

The Origins of Women Making Music Retreats
Some very enthusiastic campers were so excited about their experiences at Judy Fjell's Music Empowerment Camp in Montana in the summer of 1991 that they decided to host the first Women Making Music weekend retreat in Northern California that very fall with Judy as artistic director. WoMaMu has been held twice a year ever since and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 in 1993. Judy also directs Music Empowerment, Inc., a 501(c)3 which has hosted many women's cultural events, including the Northern California Women's Chorus Dinner Party Tour to Los Angeles, the Canta Bella Women's Chorus Invitationals, Montana Summersing Camp, and Wild Jammin' Women retreats(wildjamminwomen.com) in Southern California.  For more information on Judy's career and other empowerment and educational activities,see www.judyfjell.com .
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