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International Bluegrass Museum To Host Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
January 17, 2006 - 5:10 pm

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International Bluegrass Museum - Host of the Monroe Style Mandolin Camp

International Bluegrass Museum - Host of the Monroe Style Mandolin Camp

September 8-10, 2006, the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky will host what organizers believe will become the greatest single event aimed at preserving the musical legacy of Bill Monroe's mandolin style when they host a three-day workshop featuring some of the greatest ambassadors of Monroe-style mandolin.

Frank Wakefield, Mike Compton, Skip Gorman, David Long, and Red Henry will host workshops on a number of subjects, including:

- specific eras in the evolution of Monroe's style
- right hand technique
- the blues, fiddle, and church music that shaped Monroe's musical expression.

Monroe's up-tempo, fiddle-based approach to mandolin revolutionized the way the mandolin was played. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of his passing and what would have been his 95th birthday, the camp will also feature scholarly work done on Monroe, a Monroe Birthday Celebration and Concert, and a Monroe-style mandolin competition and composition showcase.

Camp attendance will be limited to forty attendees, allowing ample opportunity for beginner, intermediate, and advanced mandolin players to meet and receive personal attention from the instructors. Included in the $400 camp package: three days of rigorous mandolin instruction, two nights at the Hampton Inn with designated jam areas, and a faculty concert of historic proportions. Commuter (non-hotel) tuition rates are available as well.

The Monroe Style Mandolin Camp is the definitive gathering spot for advanced Monroe enthusiasts and beginners alike. Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of history. Sign up soon as spots will fill quickly.

For more information on the camp, call (888) MY-BANJO or visit the museum website and click on the announcement for the camp.

Located in Owensboro, Kentucky, the International Bluegrass Music Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain an environment in which people of all ages can discover the richness of bluegrass music through an exciting and educational experience. In keeping with the museum's mission, the Monroe Style Mandolin promises to be exciting, educational, ground-breaking, and a great place for mandolin players to gather.

Contact Information:
International Bluegrass Music Museum
(270) 926-7891
1-888-MY BANJO


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