Basic Schedule for the 2017 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

Here's the basic layout. The specific workshop schedule is below that.

 

Friday schedule:

  • 2:00 ... Doors officially open
  • 3:30-4:30 ... Workshops
  • 4:45-5:45 ... More Workshops
  • 5:45-7:30 ... Dinner break
  • 7:30 ... Concert featuring the workshop leaders, followed by Jody Marshall (hammered dulcimer)

Saturday schedule:

  • 8:30 ... Doors officially reopen
  • 9:00-9:45 ... Gathering. Workshop leaders and featured artists briefly introduce themselves and their classes.
  • 10:00-11:15 ... Workshops
  • 11:30-12:30 ... More Workshops
  • 12:30-1:45 ... Lunch break
  • 1:45-3:00 ... Back to the Workhops
  • 3:15-4:15 ... Still more Workshops
  • 4:30-5:30 ... Even more workshops, jams, round robins, extra help for less experienced players.
  • 5:30-7:00 ... Dinner break
  • 7:00 ... Concert featuring Sofie Reed (mountain dulcimer), and then Ted Yoder (hammered dulcimer)

We have 3 tracks of hammered dulcimer (Beginner, Mid-level, and Advanced) ... 4 tracks of mountain dulcimer (Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced) ... and a track of "other" workshops, which cover a wide range of topics. In every period, there's always a workshop suitable for every level of dulcimer player. But if you'd rather go off and jam with somebody, that's fine, too!

 

Food, clothing, and shelter: For meals, if you wish to stay "on campus," we bring in takeout orders that you can buy into. For clothing, well, Nutmeg has some of the best dulcimer festival T-shirts we've ever seen. And if you're traveling from out of the area, there's a special Nutmeg rate at the Hampton Inn, in Milford, less than a mile away.


Full Schedule from 2016 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

We're still putting the finishing touches on the 2017 schedule.

THIS IS LAST YEAR'S WORKSHOP INFO, AS AN EXAMPLE!


Time

Hammered Dulcimer

Mountain Dulcimer

Other



Friday


3:30–4:30

   Roadmap to the Hammered Dulcimer - Cliff Cole BEG

   Singing With the Hammered Dulcimer - Jon Weinberg MID-ADV

 

   Getting Started (or Re-started) - Terry Leonino BEG

   Putting Chords to Work - Melanie Johnston NOV-INT

   Rise Again - Rudy Gabrielson INT

   Creating Harmony Parts - Nina Zanetti ADV

   Fingerstyle Guitar - Greg Artzner



4:45–5:45

   Hammered Dulcimer Essentials - Rich Carty BEG and up

   Put Some Bounce in Your Step - Tom MacKenzie MID

   Independence / Rudiments / Percussion Technique - Cliff Cole ADV

    Dulcimers Can Rock, Too - Rudy Gabrielson BEG

   Understanding Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Slides - Susan Trump NOV

   Dulcimer to Accompany Any Song - Magpie (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner) INT-ADV

   Multipart Music in Small Dulcimer Groups - Mack Johnston NOV-ADV

   Open Jam – All Instruments



5:45–7:30

Dinner


7:30

Concert featuring the Workshop Leaders and Jody Marshall (2017)




Saturday


8:30

Registration Opens


9:00–9:45

Gathering



10:00–11:15

   Hammered Dulcimer 101-Start Your Engines - Tom MacKenzie BEG

   Dulci-robics - Deb Justice MID

   Crooked Quebecois Tunes - Samantha Moffatt ADV

   Mountain Dulcimer 101 - Susan Trump BEG

   Dulcimer + Guitar = ♥ - Magpie (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner)

   Zen and the Art of Reading and Writing Tab - Carol Walker NOV-ADV

   Four Strings: Tricks, Kicks, and Licks - Sue Carpenter INT-ADV 

   Choose and Care for the Right Dulcimer for You - Jeremy Seeger ALL

    Playing WIth Time - Sam Crawford (All Instruments)



11:30–12:30

   Hammered Dulcimer 102-Keep On Truckin' - Tom MacKenzie BEG

   Combining Chords With Tunes - Karen Alley MID

   Klezmer for the Hammered Dulcimer - Deb Justice ADV

   Mouintain Dulcimer 102Nina Zanetti BEG

   Welcome to DGD - George Haggerty NOV-INT

   "Barre" Essentials for the Left Hand - Sue Carpenter INT

   Innovative Ways of Playing - Dian Killian ADV

 

   Meditation - Dwain Wilder

   Running a Dulcimer Orchestra - Mack & Melanie Johnston



12:30–1:45

Lunch



1:45–3:00

   Fluidity - Samantha Moffatt BEG

   Hammered Dulcimer on the Soundtrack - Deb Justice MID

   Dynamic Control - Karen Alley ADV

   Finding Chords - Laurel Schwartz BEG

   Intro to Fingerpicking - Sue Carpenter NOV

   TablEdit Tricks & Techniques - Melanie Johnston FOR USERS

   Three Ways to Play in Minor Modes - Nina Zanetti INT

   Carol's Chamber of Wonders - Carol Walker INT-ADV

   Improvising With Triads - Sam Crawford (All Instruments)



3:15–4:15

   Which Hammer, and Where? - Karen Alley BEG

   Rhythms - Samantha Moffatt MID

   Finding Great Tunes, and Making Them Shine - Jon Weinberg MID-ADV

   Rhythm - Melanie Johnston BEG

•  Using a Capo - Susan Trump NOV-INT

   Punk Dulcimer - Dian Killian INT

   Playing in "Non-Dulcimer" Keys - Sam Edelston ADV

   Positive Practice - Carol Walker NOV-ADV



4:30-5:30

   Questions, Answers & Extra Help-Cliff Cole

   Questions, Answers & Extra Help-Carol Walker

   Fast Jam - Deb Justice

   Round Robin-Don Moore

   Singing Jam-Rudy Gabrielson 

  Making Friends With Your Sound System - Don Briggs

 




5:30–7:00

Dinner


7:00

Concert featuring Sofie Reed and Ted Yoder (2017)

(Note earlier 7:00 concert start time)




Click on the button at right to download a printable version of the workshop schedule. NOTE: This button still links to the 2015 schedule. 

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