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8th Annual Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

By Mandolin Cafe
July 16, 2013 - 12:15 pm

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Grammy nominated mandolinist Mike Compton, Director of the 8th Annual Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

Grammy nominated mandolinist Mike Compton, Director of the 8th Annual Bill Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

Owensboro, Kent. — Students and fans of the mandolin style of the Father of Bluegrass Music will gather here September 13-15 for the 8th 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 8th 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, Roland White, Skip Gorman, Jesse Brock and Mark Royal. They will be joined on staff by luthiers Will Kimble and Paul Duff as camp mandolin doctors.

With registration for each camp capped at 50, the camp intimate environment allows for ample opportunities to receive personal, hands-on instruction from each of these legends of Monroe-Style mandolin. 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:

The tuition fee for 2013 includes:

*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.

A visit to Bill Monroe's birthplace

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