7th Annual Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp
By Mandolin Cafe
July 11, 2012 - 11:45 am
Mike Compton, Director of the 7th Annual Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp
Owensboro, Kent. — Students and fans of the mandolin style of the Father of Bluegrass Music will gather here September 14-16 for the 7th Annual Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp, hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
The greatest single event aimed at preserving the musical legacy and mandolin style of Bill Monroe, the 7th Annual Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp includes a faculty consisting of some of the greatest ambassadors of Monroe's music assembled to examine issues related to the development and execution of his unique style.
Acknowledged master of Monroe-style mandolin and Grammy nominated mandolinist Mike Compton serves again as your Camp Director and will be joined by Associate Director Dr. Richard Brown, David Davis, Skip Gorman and Chris Henry. They will be joined on staff by luthiers Will Kimble and Paul Duff as camp mandolin doctors.
Camp registration is capped at 50 students and some slots have already been filled. Early registration is strongly recommended as in past years, a sell-out is expected.
The $500 tuition fee* for three intensive days of Monroe-style mandolin includes:
- A private room for Friday and Saturday nights at The Hampton Inn of Owensboro.
- Friday and Saturday evening meals, Saturday lunch. Please eat before you arrive on Friday. Classes begin at 1:00 p.m. Breakfast will be available at the Hampton Inn on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday lunch is on your own.
- Your camp t-shirt and poster for 2012.
- Your admission to the All-Star Faculty Concert.
*Special reduced rates are available for commuters, museum members and spectators. See the camp web site for additional information.
"We're officially the 'hang' for Monroephiles, the go-to place for everything from Monroe Brothers to Last Days on Earth. One of my very favorite events I'm involved in and every year it's so gratifying to see musicians from all over the world coming together to share a common bond," said Camp Director Mike Compton.
A visit to Bill Monroe's birthplace
Students from the 2011 Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp paying a visit to the original home of Bill Monroe in Rosine, Kentucky. Photo credit: International Bluegrass Music Museum.
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