Bluegrass week in West Virginia

For 2017, Augusta brings together another spectacular lineup! The staff of well-known bluegrass figures will share their talents with students in classes, workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on ’til the wee hours all over campus as students get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening concerts feature exciting combinations of master bluegrass artists with special guests. While classes are geared for adults, young folks able to maintain an adult level of participation are welcome. All classes (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.

Students register for one class for the week. Each class builds upon information presented the previous day. The Website link is  Augusta heritage center

Hello, bluegrass lovers! Team Bluegrass has been busy putting together a spectacular staff of bluegrass luminaries for Augusta Bluegrass Week 2016. 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

Tuition Guide:
$475/week if paid before June 1. $515/week if paid after June 1.
(+ Room & Board or other available options.)

Bluegrass Week Week Coordinator – Neel Brown
Bluegrass Week Week Coordinator – Mary Burdette
Bluegrass Week Week Coordinator – Ira Gitlin
Master Artist – Dudley Connell
Banjo (Beg.) – Gina Clowes
Banjo (Int.) – Mark Delaney
Banjo (Adv.) – Alan Munde
Bass (All Levels) – Missy Raines
Fiddle (Beg.) – Kimber Ludiker
Fiddle (Int.) – Jon Glik
Fiddle (Adv.) – John Mailander
Guitar (Beg.) – Tom Adams
Guitar (Int.) – Jake Stargel
Guitar (Level Adv.) – Tyler Grant
Mandolin (Beg.) – Sharon Gilchrist
Mandolin (Int.) – Mike Compton
Mandolin (Adv) – Alan Bibey
Resonator Guitar (All Levels) – Jimmy Heffernan
Songwriting (All Levels) – Joe Newberry
Vocals (All Levels) – Chris Jones & Dede Wyland
Staff Musicians – Grant Flick, Mark Panfil, & John Seebach
Arts, Crafts, & Folklore Workshops
Blacksmithing: Sculpture Studio and Metal Finishes (Int./Adv.) – Lucas Warner
Green Wood Utensil Carving (Beg./Int.) – Stan Jennings
Into to Working with Local Clay Using Traditional Techniques (Beg./Int.) – Michael Ray
Woven Shibori (Int.) – Wendy ClarkFolk Arts For Kids Workshop
Folk Arts for Kids: Augusta Explorers (Grades K-5) – Emily Prentice
Dance Workshop
Ensemble Choreography for Percussive Dance (Int.) – Sharon Leahy & Rick GoodBluegrass Week Evening Mini-Courses
Clawhammer Banjo (From Scratch) – Kevin Chesser
Introduction to Herbal Medicines (All Levels) – Maureen Farrell
Roots & Branches of Bluegrass: From Ancient Ballands to WV Songs of Work & Freedom (All Levels) – Michael & Carrie Kline
Monroe Style Mandolin (Int./Adv.) Jeremy Wanless

check Augusta heritage center or call 304-637-1209 to register or get info.

Only 5 hours away from Buffalo is Bluegrass heaven.
Join us this summer.



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