The annual music camp provides learners of all ages, skill levels and walks of life (teachers, students, hobbyists and professionals) the opportunity to study with and learn from 20 premier instructors.
The fourth annual Music Camp will be held Feb. 17 - 19, 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel in Kansas City, MO. The camp features Grammy Award-winning artist Eliza Gilkyson, David Wilcox, Beppe Gambetta, April Verch, Bruce Molsky and more. Open to the public, classes are held Friday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel, across the skywalk from the Westin Hotel where FAI's conference takes place.
Single day tickets are $60 and a three-day pass is $150. Pre-registration is recommended to guarantee space. Registered Folk Alliance International conference delegates may attend for a special registrant rate of $10 per class. A full schedule of classes can be viewed at folk.org/musiccamp.
Beginner, intermediate, advanced and master classes will be held for the following:
• Old Time Banjo
• Step Dancing
• Flatpicking Guitar
• Old Time Fiddle
• African Guitar
• And many more classes
“I know as a touring musician, it is rare to find the opportunity to study with mentors and colleagues. FAI’s Music Camp offers an unprecedented opportunity to all the musicians who attend Folk Alliance,” says Doug Cox, Camp Director. “The connection with Folk Alliance International’s conference provides access to an impressive lineup of instructors. It’s unlike anything I have seen, even at other music camps. I am hoping both the public and my fellow musicians will join us.”
Camp instructor and Grand Master Fiddle Champion, April Verch said, “I’m really excited to be on the staff in 2017! This is such a great opportunity for musicians, songwriters, and performers to expand their skill set, share their passion, and find fresh inspiration. There’s truly no better way to do all of that than at a camp like this, which is filled to the brim with talent and love for what we all do!”
For tickets and more information, visit folk.org/musiccamp.