The New England Mandolin Ensemble will be holding their second annual Cape Cod Mandolin Camp this fall in East Sandwich, MA. The camp runs from September 29 through October 1, 2006. Bringing a wide range of styles to mandolin playing and instruction, the faculty this year includes: Butch Baldassari, Marilynn Mair, August Watters, Seth Austen, Beverly Woods, Alan Kaufman and Jim Dalton.
CCMC offers a unique learning experience for mandolinists: a chance to rehearse and perform with directed ensembles in various musical styles, and to study technique, theory and style in depth. The instruction will be practical, accessible, and well-supported by printed as well as web-based materials. Expect to meet friends, cultivate musical relationships, and have a great time — and go home with a specific plan for musical development.
Cost of tuition is $205. This does not include housing which is available at reasonable rates from the East Sandwich Beach housekeeping cottages.
In addition to the camp, a public concert is planned for Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The concert will feature Butch Baldassari, the New England Mandolin Ensemble, and special guests including CCMC faculty. The concert is being supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and admission for the public is $15.
NOTE: Having lived at the base of Cape Cod for a year (back in the ’80s) I can tell you that this is a beautiful place to visit. Take the family and make a vacation of it!