• Monroe Mandolin Camp Announces Video Scholarship Competitions

    The Monroe Mandolin Camp Announces Video Scholarship CompetitionsNashville, Tenn. — Video Scholarship Competitions for banjo, mandolin, and fiddle have been announced by the Monroe Mandolin Camp with three lucky winners being awarded full tuition and a camp t-shirt.

    This year's camp will be held September 19-23 at the Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center in North Carolina.

    Each Video Competition will be limited to 25 submissions and is open to candidates of any age. Candidates must include up to a four-minute YouTube video and a brief essay on their musical pursuits and why they are interested in Bill Monroe's music.

    Dates for Competitions

    Banjo - submissions between February 1 - February 28, underwritten by Bradford & Franzke Fine Instruments, Kansas City, Mo.
    Mandolin - submissions between March 1 - March 31, underwritten by #GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser.
    Fiddle - submissions between April 1-30, underwritten by The Violin Shop, Nashville, Tenn.
    Winners of the $516.50 scholarship (full tuition and camp t-shirt) will be announced on March 7 (Banjo), April 7 (Mandolin), and May 7 (Fiddle).

    Now in its fifth year, this exclusive one-of-a-kind camp showcases instruction in all instruments that make up the classic bluegrass band: Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, upright Bass, and Vocals. Classes focus on technique and theory, history of Bill Monroe's musical journeys, melodies and structure of music, and stories as told by Original Blue Grass Boys. The Camp welcomes traditional Bluegrass players of all levels, beginner to expert, and instruction is led by an internationally renowned staff including Original Blue Grass Boys.


    Mandolin: Mike Compton, Skip Gorman, Matt Flinner, Caleb Klauder, John Keith and Mark Royal
    Banjo: Bob Black and Alan Munde
    Fiddle: Byron Berline
    Guitar: Jody Stecher
    Bass: Mike Bub
    Luthiers: Paul Duff and Will Kimble

    The camp experience includes an opening night Square Dance, 30 daily classes to choose from, daily afternoon Special Presentations, daily coffee/story hour, One-on-One Individual tutorials with instructor of choice, daily yoga and chair massage, daily organized jams, and an All-Star Benefit Concert on Saturday night.

    Additional Information

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