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San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
April 17, 2012 - 4:30 pm

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San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp - July 31 - August 5, 2012

San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp - July 31 - August 5, 2012

San Diego, Calif. — The San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp led by classical mandolinist and educator Chris Acquavella along with guest instructor Israeli virtuoso Alon Sariel will explore the depth and breadth of the classical mandolin, from baroque to modern times, through four days of intensive classes, rehearsals, and concerts.

The camp will take place from July 31 - August 5, 2012 at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in sunny San Diego.

The Kona Kai is just 10 minutes from the airport, located on Shelter Island surrounded by the San Diego Bay. The hotel has offered campers a special rate of $149 for a single, or $149 for a double that you can share. Please contact them directly for reservations and mention the San Diego Classical Mandolin Camp to receive the discounted price. Attendees are welcome to find their own hotel or other accommodations, but we think you will get the most out of your experience staying at The Kona Kai.

Tuition for the SDCMC is $400, which includes all classes, orchestra rehearsals and performance, music/class materials and evening concerts (Chris, Alon and special guests). Tuition cost does not include food or lodging. Transportation to and from San Diego Airport can be arranged.

Check in for the camp will begin Tuesday, July 31, with classes starting Wednesday morning. Check out will be Sunday, August 5. Classes and concerts go from Wednesday morning August 1 to Saturday evening August 4.

In additional to orchestra rehearsals, individual classes include (with possible additions to follow):

With Chris Acquavella:
Leone Class
Calace Class
Strauss Class
Quartet Communication

With Alon Sariel:
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach - Mandolins
Music of Johann Sebastian Bach - Mandola & Mandocello
Introduction to Modern Music
Baroque Performance
Introduction to Conducting - (still under consideration)
Playing in a Mandolin Quartet

Chris and Alon with be assisted by long-time San Diego mandolinists Gary Payne and Oscar Ramos as camp co-administrators.

Additional information

L-R: Alon Sariel and Chris Acquavella. Photo credit: Gary Payne.

Alon Sariel


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April 18, 2012 07:12 AM
Sounds great. I just wish some of these Ca. camps would be in the winter!
Eddie Sheehy
April 18, 2012 09:32 AM
It is winter in CA.... cold and rainy...
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