Berklee Roots Weekend: Bluegrass, Blues, and Beyond
Learn from Berklee faculty and some of the world’s leading roots musicians and educators. You’ll play and explore in depth a wide variety of roots music styles, including bluegrass, blues, folk, country, and acoustic jazz. Through participation in ensembles, labs, and group lessons, you will be developing your improvisational and reading skills.
|Program length:||Three days|
|Program dates:||Friday, June 26, 2015 - Sunday, June 28, 2015|
|Housing: Move in starting: Move out by:||$510 Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.|
|Age range:||15 years old and older|
This program welcomes players of any level of experience, including beginners, on acoustic instruments including violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, and harp.
Daytime classes will take the form of ensembles, master classes on instrumental proficiency, and lectures on core musical concepts from the Berklee curriculum. The evenings will feature faculty concerts and jams. In addition to participating in an ensemble, students will choose from a host of classes, including Variations on a Simple Melody as an Introduction to Improvisation for Folk Musicians, Country Blues Guitar, Music Theory, and Introduction to Ear Training.
About the Instructors
Instructors include Berklee's renowned faculty and visiting artists. Past program instructors have included Viktor Krauss, Alison Brown, Matt Munisteri, Paul Rishell, Annie Raines, Maeve Gilchrist, Mark Simos, Matt Glaser, and Darol Anger.