Activities

The week includes instrumental, vocal and band workshops small group lessons, jams sessions and a student showcase concert. Participants also have the opportunity to study styles of solo and ensemble singing, the history of bluegrass music, and music theory for pickers. Emphasis is placed on perfecting individual skills and addressing individual musical concerns. Students desiring band experience are divided into ensemble workshops and work from models of classic bluegrass recordings. These workshops are directed by one or more instructors.

Open jam sessions at the dorm continue until the wee hours every night after the concerts.

CAMP BLUEGRASS 2017
Schedule of Events
This schedule is tentative and may be changed

Sunday July 16, 2017
1:00pm-5:00pm Registration – Tubb Hall Classroom
5:00pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:00pm Orientation – Tom T Hall
8:00pm Jamming at the Dorm – Dorm
8:00pm Slow Jam – Tubb Hall classrom
Faculty Meeting – Tom T. Hall

Monday July 17, 2017
7:00am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am Meet the Faculty Tom T Hall
9:30am -11:30am Instrument Workshops – Assigned
11:30am Lunch – Cafeteria
2:00pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00pm4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00 – 4:00pm Songwriting – CB145
4:30 – 5:30pm – Osborne Brothers History – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm
 Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Faculty Concert – Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Dorm

Tuesday July 18, 2017
7:00am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops – Assigned
11:30am Lunch – Cafeteria
2:00pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00pm4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00pm – 4:00pm Songwriting – CB145
4:30 – 5:30pm  Osborne Brothers Band Stories w/Bill Evans – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Faculty Concert -Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Dorm

Wednesday July 19, 2017
7:00am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Pictures in Quad- Quadrangle
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops -Assigned
11:30am Lunch – Cafeteria
2:00pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00pm-4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00 – 4:00pm Songwriting – CB145
4:30 – 5:30pm Osborne Brothers Band Techniques – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Faculty Concert – Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Dorm

Thursday July 20, 2017
7:00am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops -Assigned
11:30am Lunch – Cafeteria
2:00pm Instrument Workshops -Assigned
3:00pm – 4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00pm-4:00pm Songwriters Circle – CB145
4:00 – 5:30pm Sound Reinforcement w/Matt Quick- TBA
5:30pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm All Osborne Brothers Concert – Tom T Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Dorm

Friday July 21, 2017
7:00am Breakfast -Cafeteria
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am Pep Talk for Student & Sound Check – Tom T Hall
9:15am Student Concert, Wrap Up & Graduation – Tom T. Hall
12:00pm Lunch Cafeteria

SONGWRITING Workshop – This daily workshop is offered by Chris Sanders, and Elliott Rogers and will include listening to musical examples, discussion of style components (musical structure, subject matter, crafting lyrics and more) and writing exercises to incorporate some of these components.

THE CAMP STORE – Will be open nightly before and after the Faculty Concert.

SLOW JAM – will meet Sunday – Thursday at the Lobby classroom in Tubb Hall 30 minutes after the concert.

STUDENT CONCERT – If you wish to perform on the Friday morning student concert sign up at the Camp Office. Each act is limited to two selections

DIRECTED DAILY JAMS – Faculty will select the tunes, keys and tempos. Slow, intermediate and advanced jams will be offered as needed. Check the list below for room assignments. Students will self-select jams. Limit 10 people per Jam.

DeDe Wyland – Slow Jam – CB135
Tim May and Ivan rosenberg – Advanced – CB 137
Ned Luberecki – Intermediate – CB164
Jim Hurst – Slow Jam – CB170
Nate Lee and Anne Luna – Intermediate – CB139
Gerald Jones and Becky Buller – Intermediate – CB162
Steve Smith – Advanced – CB146
Bill Evans – Intermediate – CB168