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The AMGuSS 2008 Winter Weekend

By Mandolin Cafe
January 27, 2008 - 8:00 am

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Marilynn Mair

Marilynn Mair

Bristol, R.I. — The Directors of the American Mandolin and Guitar Summer School (AMGuSS) announce a weekend of music for mandolinists, guitarists, mandola and mandocello players to be held February 29 - March 2, 2008.

Classes, rehearsals with the American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra, and a final faculty/student concert are the highlights of the weekend.

There will be a separate day-long workshop preceding the weekend on Friday, February 29 to explore the materials in Marilynn Mair's newly-published method, "The Complete Mandolinist". Sessions will focus on topics of interest to students and to teachers who will be using the method with their own students.

Weekend schedule:

Friday, February 29, 2008
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 p.m. rehearsal - the American Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

Saturday, March 1, 2008
9:30 a.m. classes - topics TBA
11:00 a.m. rehearsal - AMGO
lunch - on your own
1:30 p.m. section rehearsals - AMGO
2:45 p.m. classes - topics TBA
4:00 p.m. rehearsal - AMGO
5:30 p.m. a Brazilian roda da choro
7:00 p.m. dinner at nearby restaurant - dutch treat
9:00 p.m. on - open mike/jam session

Sunday, March 2, 2008
9:30 a.m. classes - topics TBA
11:00 a.m. rehearsal - AMGO
lunch - on your own
2:00 p.m. final student/faculty recital

"The Complete Mandolinist" workshop (note: this event is an addition to the Winter Weekend with a separate tuition fee).

Friday, February 29, 2008

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce Marilynn's new method book to students, and to teachers who will be using it with their own students. All sessions are hands-on. Marilynn will also discuss her philosophy of teaching and there will be time at the end of each session for questions from the participants.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. - session #1
lunch on your own
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - session #2
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - session #3

Tuition: For the AMGuSS Winter Weekend is $150.

For "The Complete Mandolinist" session February 29, tuition is $50.

Rooms are being held for the group at the Bristol Harbor Inn
259 Thames Street
Bristol, RI 02809 USA
(866) 254-1444 or (401) 254-1444

Students should call to reserve their own rooms. To receive the special rate of $95/night and have a room in our block, please request a room for the "Roger Williams University Mandolin Weekend". Rooms must be reserved before February 15.

Faculty for the Winter Weekend:
Marilynn Mair - mandolin & bandolim, AMGuSS Director
Ralph Costanza - mandolin & guitar, AMGuSS Registrar & Director
Robert Paul Sullivan - mandolin, mandola, mandocello & guitar, AMGO Conductor

Send AMGuSS applications and other correspondence to:
Ralph Costanza, Registrar
The American Mandolin & Guitar Summer School
248 Broadlake Road
Colchester, Vermont 05446

Additional information:
AMGuSS web site

Click map pin for driving directions to Roger Williams University, 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bristol, Rhode Island 02809.

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