Sunday, June 24, 2018

Darol’s 2018 Summer Music Camp Roundup:

Berklee Global String Intensive: BGSI
Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Age range: 15 years and older
Learn from some of the world’s leading string virtuosos and educators. Under the direction of David Wallace, chair of Berklee’s String Department, you’ll explore in-depth a wide variety of string styles, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, classical, old-time, and Celtic. Master your technique on violin, viola, cello, mandolin, harp, banjo, and more. You’ll study with the world-renowned Berklee String Faculty in small class settings and explore new musical styles and techniques under expert guidance.

Mike Block String Camp
July 9-14, 2018 | Vero Beach, FL
Mike Block String Camp, in Vero Beach, FL, offers education for string players of all ages and backgrounds in non-Classical traditions and contemporary musical styles, with emphasis on learning by ear, creativity, collaboration, and performance.
Our public concerts comprise The Vero Beach International Music Festival, with performances on July 11, 13, and 14, at the First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach (520 Royal Palm Blvd).

RockyGrass Academy | July 23-27, 2017 in Lyons, CO
For a week before the RockyGrass festival begins, immerse yourself as an active participant in the world of bluegrass. From small classes with world-class professional musicians, to sessions on group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, one-on-one instruction, and a variety of electives including practice techniques, writing instrumentals, accompaniment, improvisation, and music history. Evenings feature band scrambles, BBQs, and plenty of jamming for novice through advanced ability levels. Many Academy students return year after year, creating long-term relationships with fellow musicians from all over the world.

The Swannanoa Gathering  Fiddle Week JULY 29-August 4, 2018
Fiddle Week at the Swannanoa Gathering celebrates that universality with classes in traditional and contemporary styles ranging from Irish to Brazilian to blues, from old-time to cajun to swing. This summer we are emphasizing playing by ear, developing a personal style and improvising in various genres. The week also includes classes in guitar, focusing on accompaniment in various styles, and there are related offerings for the fiddle’s bigger siblings, the cello and bass. The class schedule has been structured in such a way as to allow students to explore a rich variety of fiddle styles each day.

Augusta Heritage Bluegrass Week August 5 - 10, 2018
The staff of well-known bluegrass figures will share their talents with participants in workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts, and jam sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on ’til the wee hours all over campus as participants and staff get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening performances feature exciting combinations of master bluegrass artists with special guests. While workshops are geared for adults, young folks able to maintain an adult level of participation are welcome. All workshops (except Vocals) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning bluegrass style, technique, and repertoire.

Marshall Mandolin Summit
A four-day mandolin experience held in Marshall, Michigan
August 9-12, 2018 – Marshall, MI
The weekend will feature personalized instruction from world-renowned mandolin players including Mike Marshall, Caterina Lichtenberg, Don Stiernberg, Darol Anger, and Don Julin as well as once in a lifetime performances from the artists.
It promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience featuring music, fine foods, community, and musical education led by some of the very best mandolin players in the world ‑ in one of the most beautiful and historic settings in the Midwest.

... Plus an array of festivals and shows all over this great country of ours: see the Calendar.

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