• 14th Annual Targhee Music Camp Announced

    14th Annual Targhee Music Camp

    Alta, Wy. — The 14th Annual Targhee Music Camp will be held August 5-8 at the Grand Targhee Ski Resort on the western slope of the Tetons.

    The four day music camp takes place beneath the Grand Teton &mash; the highest mountain in the park — with workshops in guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, singing, resonator guitar and songwriting to a wide range of musicians and musical abilities.

    This year's host band is the Grammy Award winning Mark O'Connor Band.

    Targhee Music Camp director Thomas Sneed said, "We have cultivated an amazing group of music lovers and performers who are willing to go off the beaten path to get to Grand Targhee in Alta, Wyoming every August. By word of mouth, the music camp has become a pilgrimage and a yearly highlight for music lovers and performers. This year we're looking forward to the Grammy Award winning Mark O'Connor Band and Multi-instrumentalist Joe Craven."

    Northern Rockies music promoter and partner Tom Garnsey says, "It's a phenomenal opportunity to study with some of the best. Over the years we've been lucky enough to have instructors like Darrell Scott, Rodney Crowell, Mary Gauthier, Tony Trischka and Stuart Duncan," to name a few."


    • Mark O'Connor - fiddle
    • Maggie O'Connor - fiddle
    • Forrest O'Connor - mandolin
    • Kate Lee O'Connor - singing
    • Kristen Andreassen - songwriting
    • Eli West - guitar
    • Joe Smart - guitar
    • Greg Schochet - guitar
    • Ben Winship - mandolin
    • Tom Murphy - mandolin
    • Joe Craven - special topics class
    • Bill Evans - banjo
    • Eric Thorin - bass
    • Geoff Saunders - old-time banjo
    • Mike Witcher - dobro

    Camp is open to all ages but students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Scholarships are encouraged and available. Camp attendees may purchase a discounted three-day festival ticket from the Grand Targhee Resort at early-bird pricing for the 32nd Annual Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival.

    The Grand Targhee Ski Resort offers mountain accommodations with hotel rooms, RV and Tent Camping facilities, and hearty meals in a world class setting.

    Targhee Music Foundation is supported by the community participating in Old Bill's Fun Run through the Jackson Hole Community Foundation. Targhee Music Foundation is a 501c3 organization. The Targhee Music Foundation is dedicated to preserving musical history and promoting musical participation among adults and children through educational programs, camps, workshops and events in a supportive and sustainable environment.

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