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 2020
Schedule of Events
This schedule is tentative and may be changed

Sunday July 19, 2020
1:00pm-5:00pm Registration – Southwest Dorm Classroom
5:00pm- 6:30pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:00pm Orientation – Tom T Hall
8:00pm Jamming at the Dorm – Dorm
8:00pm Slow Jam – Southwest Dorm Classroom
Faculty Meeting – Tom T. Hall

Monday July 20, 2020
7:00am – 8:30 Breakfast – Cafeteria
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 – Cafeteria
1:45pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00pm – 4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned

3:00 – 4:15pm Songwriting – Founders Room

3:00 – 4:15pm “How to Play a Solo On a Song You’ve Never Heard Before” w/Nate Lee – Tom T. Hall

4:30 – 5:30pm Women in Bluegrass Topic – Tom T. Hall

5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Faculty Concert – Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Southwest Dorm Classroom

Tuesday July 21, 2020
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops – Assigned
11:30am -1:30pm Lunch – Cafeteria
1:45pm Gospel Sing – Tom T. Hall
3:00pm4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00pm – 4:15pm Songwriting – Founders Room
4:30 – 5:30pm Women in Bluegrass Topic – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Faculty Concert -Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Southwest Dorm Classroom

Wednesday July 22, 2020
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Pictures in Quad- Quadrangle
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops -Assigned
11:30am – 1:30am Lunch – Cafeteria
1:45pm Instrument Workshops – Assigned
3:00pm-4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00 – 4:15pm Songwriting – Founders Room
4:30 – 5:30pm Women in Bluegrass Topic – Tom T. Hall
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Faculty Concert – Tom T. Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Southwest Dorm Classroom

Thursday July 23, 2020
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast – Cafeteria
8:30am Faculty Meeting – CB135
9:00am-11:30am Instrument Workshops -Assigned
11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch – Cafeteria
1:45pm Instrument Workshops -Assigned
3:00pm – 4:15pm Directed Jams – Assigned
3:00pm – 4:15pm Songwriters Circle – Founders Room
4:00 – 5:30pm Sound Reinforcement w/Matt Quick- TBA
5:30pm – 7:00pm Dinner – Cafeteria
7:30pm Facculty Concert – Tom T Hall
9:00pm Jammin’ at the Dorm – Dorm
30 min. after Concert Slow Jam – Southwest Dorm Classroom

Friday July 24, 2020
7:00am – 8:30am 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
11:30am – 1:30pm 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 Southwest Dorm Classroom 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 Jim Heffernan – Advanced – CB 137
Ned Luberecki – Intermediate – CB164
Becky Buller – Slow Jam – CB170
Nate Lee and Anne Luna – Intermediate – CB139
Gerald Jones – Intermediate – CB162

Dan Boner – Intermediate – CB126
Steve Smith – Advanced – CB146
Bill Evans – Intermediate – CB168