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The only fully-integrated
Music and Wellness retreat in the world

Why We Exist
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Founder's Message


Catalyst is a 501c3 Educational nonprofit inspired by my path of overcoming chronic pain, which dearly affected my ability to perform and fully enjoy life.

Catalyst was created to:

Change the lives of dedicated musicians of all disciplines by integrating a holistic wellness program and career development into project-focused retreats for solo musicians and group ensembles hosted in beautiful retreat locations.

Our retreats serve as the prototype for the co-creation of a
Residential Retreat and Performance Center:

A music and wellness center creating dynamic transformation in each musician, and a profound international stronghold of everlasting cultural value.

I encourage you to take advantage of this potent time of potential to:

Attend a retreat
Support as a volunteer
Make a donation or
Consider becoming a funding partner

We're here for you.

In Rhythm,

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Brian Festa


The Need
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“[At other Retreats] There’s not the clear intention of wedding wellness with creative and productive work."

- Darren Chase - Classical Vocalist, NYC

While sports medicine has become a multi-billion dollar industry, many studies confirm that care and treatment for musicians remain largely unaddressed.

“Athletes make sure they’re doing all of their things to take care of their bodies. I think musicians need to start taking care of their bodies better.”
- Summer Rona - Multilingual Vocalist, CA

95% of professional musicians develop repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain, and mental health challenges because they don't have the knowledge, resources, or support system to get the help they deserve; preventing them from maintaining their highest level of musical excellence.

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The Solution

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Catalyst Music and Healing Arts changes the lives of dedicated musicians of all disciplines by integrating our holistic approach to musical excellence and career development into virtual and in-person retreats.


The Experience

See our our humble beginnings unfold here...

Our 2022 Retreat season is over, but...
2023 Retreats will be announced soon.

In the meantime, sign up to stay in the loop with our non-spammy educational content to help you live and perform at your best.

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