2020 Workshops in Melrose!
Sunday, January 26 Jim Miller – If it has strings, Jim plays it! What a day!
For videos, go to https://www.facebook.com/MelroseDulcimer/
Sunday, February 16 Larry and Elaine Conger – Duets! Larry and Elaine Conger, directors of the acclaimed Dulcimer U at Western Carolina University, lead workshops and perform at festivals across the country. Larry has won the prestigious National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas while Elaine brings her extensive Nashville experience and talent to the duo. Information and registration here.
Monday, February 17 Karen Mueller – WOW! Autoharp Hall of Fame inductee and extraordinary dulcimer player. Following her dulcimer workshops she, too, will give us a concert. Again, WOW!
Did you know that her student, Grant Olsen, is the reigning National Dulcimer Champion…just sayin’ 🙂
Information and registration here.
Excited to announce that our workshops will take place at The Melrose Center this year. Not only that, but owner Bruce Waite will prepare a delicious dinner for us before we sit back to enjoy the concerts! WOW!
Our dulcimer workshops are open to the public; the workshop fee with concert fee included is $45. However, is one wishes to attend the concert only, the fee is $15. (A portion of the concert and workshop proceeds will support the programs at the Melrose Center)
In addition, the Melrose Center is serving dinner for all attendees each night after the workshops. The Fundraiser Dinner is $10 (proceeds to support the programs at the Melrose Center).
The format for these events will be something like this:
Workshop 1 – 1:30-3:00 PM
Workshop 2 – 3:30-5:00 PM
An Afternoon with Susan Trump!
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Two workshops – Hornpipes and BlueGrass Dulcimer – made for a fun afternoon with Susan!
An Afternoon with Larry and Elaine Conger!
Monday – February 18, 2019
Larry and Elaine Conger, directors of the acclaimed Dulcimer U at Western Carolina University, lead workshops and perform at festivals across the country. Larry has won the prestigious National Mountain Dulcimer Championship in Winfield, Kansas while Elaine brings her extensive Nashville experience and talent to the duo.
An Afternoon with Jim Miller!
Sunday – January 27, 2019
Playing with a Capo
This workshop covers fiddle tunes that are not played in D outside of the dulcimer community.
Changing keys without a capo
Want to arrange a tune in two keys? How about starting in one key and modulating to another without using a capo?
An Afternoon with Butch Ross!
Sunday – January 13, 2019
Rhythms beyond 4/4
Like the title says, an exploration of jigs, hornpipes and more. Even some odd times as well.
Beatles on Dulcimer
If you haven’t heard of the Beatles, you should really check ‘em out. 🙂
Little Liza Jane – a Dave Carter tune played with Butch’s own masterful style
An Afternoon with Anne Lough
Thursday – March 1, 2018
Beautiful voice, beautiful playing, beautiful songs to share!
Anne drew repertoire for our workshop from three themes and use them for specific techniques – especially strumming, smoothing out the playing, finger-picking, finger placement and expression: Folk Hymns from the Shaped Note Tradition, Stephen Foster Tunes, and Celtic Treasures
An Afternoon with Larry and Elaine Conger
Monday – February 19, 2018
Ensemble pieces – always a fun workshop experience with Larry and Elaine!
An afternoon with STEPHEN SEIFERT
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Workshops like you’ve never experienced before.
1) Effective Alternatives to Learning by Sheet Music
2) The Music of David Schnaufer
Sunday, January 21, 2018
It was a great day of multi-part ensemble pieces, from a hymn to a waltz version of the fiddle tune Soldier’s Joy, entitled Soldier’s Joyful Waltz. Our last workshop covered playing in other keys…very useful information!
Workshops in 2017
LARRY AND ELAINE CONGER
Tuesday – February 21, 2017
AUBREY ATWATER and ELWOOD DONNELLY
Sunday – January 22, 2017
Workshops in 2015 and 2016 – Atwater and Donnelly