We are thrilled to announce the fifth year of our Old School Bluegrass Camp June 30th-July 5th! Our instructors are Joey Wright (mandolin), Kristine Schmitt (vocals), Sam Allison (clawhammer banjo) and members of The Barrel Boys: Kyle Kirkpatrick (guitar), Nathan Smith (fiddle), Rob McLaren (bluegrass banjo), and Tim O'Reilly (bass). Ivan Rosenberg will be at camp to teach electives and lead the nightly slow jams, and Luke Mercier is our on-site luthier, available to keep all your instruments in tip-top shape.
Students have a morning instrument or vocal class, electives, and band labs, instructor concerts to take in, open mics, and their own student concert.
The focus of this camp is learning to play music with others. We create several student bluegrass groups that spend the week jamming together, rehearsing with an instructor to guide them, gelling as a group, and ultimately performing on our stage in the student concert.
Enrollment is limited to 50 campers, giving each camper an unprecedented level of teaching, coaching, mentoring and one-on-one instruction. Students will leave camp with new friends, new skills, plenty to work on in the coming year, and improved confidence in their next jam.