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European Guitar and Mandolin Academy 2011

By Mandolin Cafe
July 24, 2011 - 12:30 am

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The European Guitar and Mandolin Association

The European Guitar and Mandolin Association

Trossingen, Germany — American mandolinists Mike Marshall and Don Stiernberg will assist in leading this year's 2011 European Mandolin Academy, held November 7-11 in the Federal Academy for Youth Education. Germany's Mirko Schrader and Caterina Lichtenberg (artistic director) round out the staff.

The Academy is a project of the The European Guitar and Mandolin Association and is open to all mandolin and guitar players who wish to broaden their horizons or want to further their knowledge and skills in different styles and serves as a platform for musicians from both the classical and popular music scene to meet and exchange ideas. The project will broaden the participants technical knowledge and the enhance the knowledge of mandolin methodology.

In addition to the daily workshops, in which tunes from various styles will be covered, there will be rehearsals of a seminar orchestra as well as jam sessions in the evening. Furthermore there will be concerts by the tutors, participants and young and old talents.

Course contents:

Registrations costs including accommodation and full board in a twin room are 400 Euro for Full rate and 260 Euro for a Student rate.

For an application and further information please visit the Academy web site.

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Paul Cowham
July 26, 2011 09:45 AM
I've had a quick look at this and am tempted to go to it, has anyone else here been to this event before?

My initial thought was that it does look as though it could be aimed more at classical musicians (the photo's on their website tend to have classical guitars and bowlback mandolins on) although the programme looks good and varied (I don't really play classical style).
astringapart
September 19, 2011 07:47 PM
Paul, I was just looking at the event as well. I was a bit excited at first, but as a student of the mandolin I don't believe i would fit in. Maybe something that might be more appropriate a few years down the road when I can fit in with some of the more experienced, affluent musicians. I have found a few notes online saying that the event is really really well received by its participants.
Paul Cowham
September 23, 2011 08:50 AM
thanks astringapart..
I am going to this and really looking forward to it. The tutors include Mike Marshall, and with the travel etc it is a fraction of the cost for me to go to this than it would be to the mandolin symposium (although I suspect the weather won't be as nice as California in June!)

Sorry to hear that you are put off going yourself. I'm assuming that whatever level the students are at, the tutors and participants will be supportive - it may be worth you contacting them if you are unsure whether or not you would benefit from going to this?
all the best,
Paul
kurtdaniel
October 21, 2011 06:16 AM
Quote from Paul Cowham: I've had a quick look at this and am tempted to go to it, has anyone else here been to this event before?

My initial thought was that it does look as though it could be aimed more at classical musicians (the photos on their website tend to have classical guitars and bowlback mandolins on) although the programme looks good and varied (I don't really play classical style). End Quotewanna go too!!
Paul Cowham
October 21, 2011 07:46 AM
yes - getting close, I'm really excited about it smile
kurtdaniel
October 22, 2011 01:33 AM
Quote from Paul Cowham: thanks astringapart..
I am going to this and really looking forward to it. The include Mike Marshall, and with the travel etc it is a fraction of the cost for me to go to this than it would be to the mandolin symposium (although I suspect the weather won't be as nice as California in June!)

Sorry to hear that you are put off going yourself. I'm assuming that whatever level the students are at, the tutors and participants will be supportive - it may be worth you contacting them if you are unsure whether or not you would benefit from going to this?
all the best,
Paul End Quotehope to meet you guys on that event.. looking forward to learn much about guitar there..
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