2019 Faculty

2019 Schedule

*Schedule subject to change

 

Friday, May 24, 2019

 

10 am - 1 pm Intensive

(SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

See Intensive page for Intensive descriptions

 

Blues Guitar

Taught by Scott Ainslie

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Old Time Fiddle

Tuaght by April Verch

For advanced beginner to intermediate

 

Indian Classical Fiddle

Taught by Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu

For intermediate/advanced

 

Mandolin Techniques

Taught by Wayne Fugate

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Old Time Banjo

Taught by Joe Newberry

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Cello Intensive

Taught by Michael Ronstadt

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Ukulele Techniques

Taught by Christopher Davis-Shannon

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Accordion Intensive

Taught by Jeremiah McLane

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Harmonica

Taught by Richard Sleigh

For all levels beyond beginner

 

Everything Vocals

Taught by The Early Mays

For all levels

 

Basic Folk Skills

Taught by Simple Gifts

For beginner to advanced beginner, all instruments

 

1:00 pm General Folk College Registration Opens

 

1:30, 2:30 & 5:30 pm Newcomers’ Orientation & Walking Tour

 

3:00-4:00 pm Workshops

Try an Accordion

Judy Minot

(no experience needed, instruments provided)

Intro to Body Percussion

Ellen Gozion

Storytelling

Reggie Harris

Southern Church Music

Christopher Davis-Shannon

Beginners' Jam

Ryan & Brennish Thomson

Easy Old Time Tunes

Jay Best

(all instruments, beginner)

French Bal Tunes

Jeremiah McLane

(all instruments, intermediate)

Pennsylvania Tunes

Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, intermediate)

Melodies of Chile and Peru

Emily Pinkerton

(all instruments, advanced)

Instrumental Jam

Wayne Fugate

(all levels beyond beginner)

 

4:15-5:15 pm Workshops

Try a Fiddle

Ryan & Brennish Thomson

(beginners, instruments provided)

Beginning Harmonica

Richard Sleigh

(no experience needed, instruments for sale)

Guided Listening of Indian Music

Arun Ramamurthy

Lessons From a White Blues Singer

Scott Ainslie

(all levels singers)

How to Learn Melodies by Ear

Jay Best & Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, beginner)

Easy Contradance Tunes

Judy Minot

(all instruments, beginner)

Intro to Improvisation

Wayne Fugate

(all melody instruments, intermediate)

Tunes from the Ozarks

April Verch & Joe Newberry

(all instruments, intermediate)

Jazz

Trina Basu

(all instruments, advanced)

Vocal Jam

Reggie Harris

(for all)

 

5:30-6:30 pm Dinner

 

 

7:00pm Concert:

Simple Gifts

Michael Ronstadt & Serenity Fisher

Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu

April Verch & Joe Newberry

 

After the Concert

Beginners' Jam

Simple Gifts

Old Time Jam

April Verch & Joe Newberry

Blues Jam

Scott Ainslie, Richard Sleigh

Irish Session

Ryan & Brennish Thomson

Songwriters' Gathering

Michael Ronstadt, Serenity Fisher, Reggie Harris

 

11:00pm Late jam at the dorm

Dorm Jam – Jay Best & Wayne Fugate (all instruments & voices, all levels)

This jam is held at the dorm so you can jam until you're ready to roll into bed! We'll include a mix of styles and a mix of vocals and instrumentals.

 

 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

 

7:00

Yoga for Musicians - Judy Minot

In yoga we work to balance effort with relaxation. We pay detailed attention to what the body is doing, and we practice breathing deeply to help us relax and become flexible and strong. These are all great things for musicians to work on! Even if you’re “not a yoga person” there’s plenty of benefit here. If you have your own mat, please bring it. (a few will be available).

 

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

 

 

8:45-9:15 am Orientation

Meet the staff, sign up for a folk band, and get oriented as to what’s happening for the rest of the weekend.

 

9:30-10:45 am Workshops

Try a Ukulele

Christopher Davis-Shannon

(instruments provided)

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

Reggie Harris

Ronstadt Family Sounds

Michael Ronstadt

Make Friends with Your Metronome

Wayne Fugate

(all instruments, all levels)

Backup Basics

Jay Best & Richard Sleigh

(all instruments, beginner)

Breton Fest-Noz Tunes

Jeremiah McLane & Brennish Thomson

(all instruments, intermediate)

Indian Ragas

Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu

(all instruments, advanced)

Blues Guitar

Scott Ainslie

(all levels)

Folk Piano

Serenity Fisher & Judy Minot

(all levels)

Mathematics of Music

Rachel Hall

(for all)

Sheet Music Jam

Ryan Thomson

Mini Lessons on Fiddle, Banjo, Hammer Dulcimer

Linda Littleton

 

11:00-12:15 Workshops

Try a Banjo

Jay Best

(instruments provided)

Singing for Shy People

Ellen Gozion

Indian Singing

Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu

Understanding the Blues

Scott Ainslie

(all instruments & voices, all levels)

How to Jam

Wayne Fugate

(all instruments, beginner)

Irish Tunes

Ryan Thomson

(all instruments, intermediate)

West Virginia Tunes

Rachel Eddy & Emily Pinkerton

(all instruments, advanced)

Fiddle & Bow Techniques

April Verch

(fiddle beyond beginner)

Oldtime Banjo

Joe Newberry

(banjo beyond beginner)

Leading the Contradance Open Band

Judy Minot

Rise Up Singing Jam

Reggie Harris

Mini-Lessons on Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals

Henry Koretzky

 

12:30-1:30 pm Lunch

 

 

1:45-3:00 pm Workshops

Beginning Jaw Harp

Brennish & Ryan Thomson

Harmony Singing

Ellen Gozion & Emily Pinkerton

Backup Rhythms

Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, beginner)

Easy Minor Key Tunes

Linda Littleton & Rachel Hall

(all instruments, beginner)

Contradance Band Practice

Judy Minot

(all instruments, intermediate)

Making a Big Sound in a Small Duo

Michael Ronstadt & Serenity Fisher

(all instruments, intermediate)

Nashville Number System

Richard Sleigh

(all instruments, intermediate)

Canadian Tunes

April Verch & Joe Newberry

(all instruments, advanced)

Ukulele Beyond the Basics

Christopher Davis-Shannon

Jamming with Joe

Joe Newberry

Mini-Lessons on Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals

Rachel Eddy

 

3:15-4:45 pm Folk Band Rehearsal

Based on the form you filled out during orientation (Saturday 8:45 am), you’ll be assigned to a band that will rehearse with the help of a staff coach and then perform at Sunday’s Student Concert. There will also be an option to join a non-performing band. Band lists and locations will be posted in Von Leibig Lobby. If you haven’t filled out a folk band form, go to the lobby and we’ll figure out where to fit you in.

 

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner

 

 

7:00 pm Faculty Concert

Jeremiah McLane

Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris

Christopher Davis-Shannon

The Early Mays

 

After the Concert

Contradance with Open Band

Judy Minot & Rachel Hall will lead an open band.
Bob Nicholson will teach and call the dances.

Singing Jam

Christopher Davis-Shannon

Instrumental Jam

Jeremiah McLane & Wayne Fugate

 

11:00 pm Late jam at the dorm

Dorm Jam - Fiddling Thomsons

This jam is held at the dorm so you can jam until you're ready to roll into bed! This jam will include a mix of styles and a mix of vocals and instrumentals.

 

 

Sunday, May 26, 2019

 

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast

 

8:45-10:00 am Workshops

Fun & Easy Percussion

Ryan & Brennish Thomson

Improv & Theater Games

Serenity Fisher

Hymn Singing

Early Mays

(all levels of singers, instruments welcome)

Arranging Songs

Christopher Davis-Shannon

Songwriting

Reggie Harris

Minor Pentatonic Scale: Africa & the Blues

Scott Ainslie

(all instruments, all levels)

Beginners' Jam

Henry Koretzky

Indian Rhythm Patterns

Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu

Cello Backup

Michael Ronstadt

Accordion

Jeremiah McLane

Old Time Jam

April Verch & Joe Newberry

Mini-Lessons on Mandolin, Guitar

Wayne Fugate

 

10:15-11:30 am Workshops

Percussive Dance

April Verch & Emily Pinkerton

Banjo Styles

Jay Best, Joe Newberry, Rachel Eddy, Ellen Gozion

Solo Singing Tips

Christopher Davis-Shannon, Reggie Harris, Richard Sleigh, Serenity Fisher

Songs From the Southwest

Michael Ronstadt

Conquering "Tunesia" (Tune Amnesia)

Judy Minot

(all instruments, all levels)

Effective Practice

Wayne Fugate

(all instruments, all levels)

Hearing Chord Changes

Rachel Hall

(all instruments, beginner)

New England Tunes

Jeremiah McLane & Henry Koretzky

(all instruments, intermediate/advanced)

Indian Classical Fiddling

Arun Ramamurthy & Trina Basu

Slide Guitar

Scott Ainslie

Mixed Styles Jam

Linda Littleton

Mini-Lessons on Fiddle, Banjo, Accordion, Guitar, Whistle

Ryan & Brennish Thomson

 

11:45 am Group Photo

Bring your instrument and smile!

 

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch

 

1:15-2:15 pm Band Rehearsal

Another rehearsal with the same band as yesterday

 

2:30-4:30 pm Student Concert

 

4:30 pm Jamming