Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

ams2013Attention talented young string players…

Applications for the 2014 Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival must be turned in by December 1. The week long seminar runs from March 30-April 5 in Savannah, GA and is open to musicians 22 and under (as of April 2014).

All string players are welcome: violin family, banjo, mandolin, guitar. Education Director Jenny Woodruff tells us that they have also had harpists and dobro players attend. The seminar runs for 6 days, with hands-on mentoring in musicianship, songwriting and small-ensemble work.

Instructors for next year include Julian Lage, Tim O’Brien, Daniel Hope, Bela Fleck, Darrell Scott, Abigail Washburn, Chris Eldridge, Casey Driessen, Avi Avital, Mike Block, with others expected to be announced, all under the direction of Mike Marshall.

Only 16 players will be accepted into this elite program, all of whom attend on full scholarship, including room and board.

Full application details can be found online.

The web site shows an application deadline of November 15, but it has been extended to December 1.

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