Bluegrass Music Camp

Jamming on Hallihurst Porch, Davis and Elkins College, Elkins WV

Only 5 hours and 20 min from Hamburg NY is the most respected and longest running Bluegrass Music Camp in America. The Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins WV.


Bluegrass Week
JULY 21- 26, 2019

For 2019, Augusta brings together another spectacular lineup! 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.

Bluegrass Week runs concurrently with Vocal Week; Arts, Crafts, & Folklore Workshops; Folk Arts for Kids; Teen Augusta Program; and Evening Mini-Courses. Participants can take advantage of both Bluegrass and Vocal weeks by attending special events, afternoon electives, swapping songs in jam sessions, and sharing in the fun!

Students register for one class for the week. Each class builds upon information presented the previous day.

Hello, bluegrass lovers! Team Bluegrass has been busy putting together a spectacular staff of bluegrass luminaries for Augusta Bluegrass Week 2019. We’ll be announcing more in the near future, so check back often for additions. This year promises to be the best ever, filled with classes, concerts, dances, special round-ups, demonstrations, artist spotlights, afternoon electives, directed slow jams, nightly picking sessions that go into the wee hours, student showcases, and much more. Mark your calendars for a week of total bluegrass immersion, and come pick among the stars in “Almost Heaven” West Virginia. We hope to see you there! –Ira Gitlin, Mary Burdette, and Neel Brown, Bluegrass Week Coordinators

Bluegrass Week 2019

Tuition Guide:
$490/week if paid before June 1. $530/week if paid after June 1.

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Bluegrass Week Week Coordinator – Neel Brown
Bluegrass Week Week Coordinator – Mary Burdette
Bluegrass Week Week Coordinator – Ira Gitlin
Banjo (Beginning) – Mark Delaney
Banjo (Intermediate) – Gina (Clowes) Furtado
Banjo (Advanced) – Tom Adams
Bass (All Levels) – Missy Raines
Fiddle (Beginning) – Kimber Ludiker
Fiddle (Intermediate) – George Jackson
Fiddle (Advanced) – Patrick McAvinue
Guitar (Beginning) – Steve Gulley
Guitar (Intermediate) – Avril Smith
Guitar (Advanced) – Tyler Grant
Mandolin (Beginning) – Matt Flinner
Mandolin (Intermediate) – Jesse Brock
Mandolin (Advanced) – Alan Bibey
Resonator Guitar (All Levels) – Mark Panfil
Songwriting (All Levels) – Joe Newberry
Vocals (All Levels) – Greg Blake & Dede Wyland