Two scholarships offered for Dr. Banjo camp

Pete WernickPete Wernick announces the availability of two scholarships for his 2014 Advanced Banjo Camp, January 20-25 in Boulder, Colorado. The camp is geared to players in performing bands and focuses on tone, timing, “believability,” creativity, band dynamics, and performance. The scholarships are intended for pickers who would need financial help to attend the camp.

One scholarship, offered through the generosity of Stelling Banjos, covers almost all expenses for an out-of-state attendee. The other scholarship is smaller, based on funds raised at the student concert at last year’s Advanced Camp. Additional scholarships may be offered if funds can be raised.

Applications require a letter and a music sample, emailed or sent by postal mail. Deadline for receipt is December 15, and winners will be informed and announced the following week. For application details, see the Advanced section on the Banjo Camp page at

2014 Banjo Camps Schedule

  • Jan 6-11: Basic Skills Banjo Camp
  • Jan 13-18: Intermediate Banjo Camp
  • Jan 20-25: Advanced Banjo Camp

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.