Activities

The week includes instrumental, vocal, master classes, nightly faculty concerts 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.

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

Camp Bluegrass 2023
Schedule of Events

Sunday July 16, 2023
1:00pm-5:00pm Registration – Gerstenberger Dorm Classroom (Bldg. #46)
5:00pm- 6:30pm Dinner – Texan Hall (Bldg. #31)
7:00pm Orientation – Tom T Hall (Bldg. #7)
8:00pm Jamming at the Dorm 
8:00pm Slow Jam – Marvin Baker Center (Bldg. #40) and Gerstenberger Dorm classroom (Bldg.#46
Following Orientation – Faculty Meeting – Tom T. Hall

Monday July 17, 2023
7:00am – 8:30 Breakfast – Texan Hall
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am Meet the Faculty Tom T Hall
9:30am – 11:30am Instrument Workshops – Assigned
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch – Texan Hall
1:45pm – 3:00pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00 pm – 4:00pmMaster Class – Assigned
3:00 pm – 4:00pm Songwriting – Founders Room
3:00pm–4:00 pm Beg. Jamming -Understanding Chord Progressions w/Dave Polston – Tom T. Hall

4:30pm – 5:30 pm – West Coast Bluegrass – Tom T Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Texan Hall
7:30pm Faculty Concert – Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm 
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Baker Center (Bldg. #40) and Gerstenberger classroom (Bldg.#46)

Tuesday July 18, 2023
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast –Texan Hall
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops – Assigned
11:30am -1:30pm Lunch – Texan Hall
1:45pm – 3:00pm Instrument Workshops

3:00pm4:00pm Masterclass – Assigned
3:00pm – 4:00pm Songwriting – Founders Room

3:00pm – 4:00pm – “Nate’s Improvisation Experience” w/Nate Lee – Tom T. Hall
4:30pm – 5:30pm – West Coast Bluegrass – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Texan Hall
7:30pm Faculty Concert -Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm 
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam- Baker Center (Bldg. #40) and Gerstenberger classroom (Bldg.#46)

Wednesday July 19, 2023
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast – Texan Hall
8:30am Pictures in Quad- Quadrangle
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops -Assigned
11:30am – 1:30am Lunch – Texan Hall
1:45pm – 3:00pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00pm-4:00pm Master Class– Assigned

3:00pm – 4:00pm “How to Play Well with Others” w/Beth Mead– Tom T. Hall
3:00 – 4:00pm Songwriting – Founders Room
4:30 – 5:30pm – West Coast Bluegrass – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner –Texan Hall
7:30pm Faculty Concert – Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm 
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Baker Center (Bldg. #40) and Gerstenberger classroom (Bldg.#46)

Thursday July 20, 2023
7:00am – 8:30am
 Breakfast – Texan Hall
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops -Assigned
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch – Texan Hall
1:45pm – 3:00pm Instrument Workshops -Assigned
3:00pm – 4:00pm Master Class– Assigned
3:00pm – 4:00pm Songwriters Circle – Founders Room
4:00pm – 5:30pm Sound Reinforcement w/Matt Quick- TBA
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Texan Hall
7:30pm Facculty Concert – Tom T Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm 
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Baker Center (Bldg. #40) and Gerstenberger classroom (Bldg.#46)

Friday July 21, 2023
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast -Texan Hall
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
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch – Texan Hall

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 Marvin Baker Center (Bldg. #40) and Gerstenberger Dorm classroom (Bldg.#46) 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 song selections.