What This is
The Banjo Summit is a 3-day this 3-day banjo workshop aimed at teaching accessible techniques to add color to your traditional playing or take you beyond bluegrass. Regardless of your favorite styles, the Banjo Summit will expand your expertise and inspire countless new ideas that will raise your playing to new heights.
Amongst the dozens of music camps that exist today for bluegrass-style banjo, most are rooted in traditional folk music and bluegrass. Our camp endeavors to show the banjo can be used to play so much more music — jazz, world, swing, or classical. The faculty will couch many of these ideas back into traditional music, using fiddle and banjo tunes to contextualize the concepts. Learning techniques that are helpful in playing other genres can elevate your approach to playing traditional music.
The camp is geared towards intermediate, advanced and professional musicians that play 3-finger style banjo.
where This is
The Banjo Summit takes place at the Music District, a 57,000 square-foot campus in Fort Collins, Colorado dedicated to the art, business, and community that surrounds music.
WHO WE ARE
Our esteemed faculty includes Jayme Stone, Dr. Ben Krakauer, Wesley Corbett, Catherine “BB” Bowness, Jake Schepps and resident guitarist Ross Martin.
How much it costs
Tuition for the 3-day camp is $450 (not including food and lodging). Here are some helpful resources on where to stay:
why this camp is right for you
This faculty represents a small slice of the collective braintrust of new sounds and thought on the 5-string banjo. Our intent is to present topics and concepts both related to and beyond bluegrass and traditional folk music.
There will be an assignment to learn two popular fiddle tunes prior to arrival. These will be used as a vehicle to explore concepts and techniques demonstrated in class.
There is no beginner track at The Banjo Summit. There are many wonderful camps that offer this curriculum.
There is no clawhammer track at The Banjo Summit. While some concepts may be applicable for clawhammer players, the faculty will be presenting bluegrass-style, 3-finger banjo.
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