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Announcing The 2014 Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp

Monroe Mandolin CampThe Monroe Mandolin Camp is a specialized, hands-on camp about the music that influenced and was created by the pioneer and father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. Directed by master mandolinist Mike Compton, this camp will include 3..5 days of hands-on instructional intensive classes for beginner through advanced students. The camp also 16+ daily classes, one-on-one private tutorials for all students, opportunities to work with world class luthiers on your own instrument, and both structured jams led by an instructor to try out your new chops, and unstructured jam sessions late into the evening.

The production crew at the Monroe Mandolin Camp is pleased to share with you our brand new promotional video by camp Director Mike Compton. Turn up the volume and click the wide screen button, you definitely want to watch this! The one minute video features Mike performing Monroe's Classic tune "Big Sandy River" and talking about the benefits of attending this pre-eminent camp. In the words of Mike, "the program will be all Bill Monroe, all the time."

"Come Hither To Go Yonder"

Bill Monroe Mandolin Camp 2014Mentoring the next generation of bluegrass musicians is an integral part of our mission for camp. Through generous donations, Monroe Mandolin Camp is proud to offer four youth scholarships this year:

  • Mandolin Cafe Youth Scholarship: Silas Powell, 11
  • Taterbug Youth Scholarship: Lane Yurco, 11
  • "Blue Moon of Kentucky" Youth Scholarship: Harper Powell, 15
  • "Rawhide" Youth Scholarship: Sophie Harnew, 14

"Late in the evening, about sundown, high on the hill, an' above the town." ('Uncle Pen')

On Saturday, September 6th, the faculty (and special 'back-up-band') of the Monroe Mandolin Camp will perform a public show at Nashville's Carter Vintage Guitars as a fundraiser for the camp's Youth Scholarship Fund. All proceeds from this show will go directly towards the 2015 camp Youth Scholarship fund. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $20.00 per person. More information to follow on advance purchase and support of this fundraising event.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to support this worthy scholarship, you can make a donation directly by clicking here (PayPal). For more information about the music of Bill Monroe, instructors of camp, curriculum offered, lodging and meals, registration, slow-jam tunes and more, click here.

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