Basic Schedule for the 2019 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 F1
  • 4:45-5:45 ... Workshops F2
  • 5:45-7:30 ... Dinner break
  • 7:30 ... Concert featuring the workshop leaders, followed by Pete Rushefsky with Adrianne Greenbaum

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 S1
  • 11:30-12:30 ... Workshops S2
  • 12:30-1:45 ... Lunch break
  • 1:45-3:00 ... Workhops S3
  • 3:15-4:15 ... Workshops S4
  • 4:30-5:30 ... Workshops, jams, round robins. S5
  • 5:30-7:00 ... Dinner break
  • 7:00 ... Concert featuring Kevin Roth (mountain dulcimer), and then David Mahler / Hickory Cathedral (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 - 2019 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival


Time

Hammered Dulcimer

Mountain Dulcimer

Other



Friday -- 


3:30–4:30

  H11 - Jam Survival for Beginners - Marya Katz (BEG)

  H12 Classical Music - Dave Neiman (MID-ADV)

   M14 - Three Chords, 1000 Songs - Nina Zanetti (BEG)

   M15- Harmony Shapes - Susan Trump (NOV)

   M16 - Singing With the Dulcimer - Kevin Roth (INT)

   M17 - Playing With Your Dulcimer - Lucy Joan Sollogub (NOV-ADV)

 

   X19 - Just the Basics -- Cliff Cole (ALL INSTRUMENTS)



4:45–5:45

  H21 - Songs You Know - Tim Van Egmond (BEG)

  H22 - Alternating Bass in Songs - Cliff Cole (MID)

  H23 - I’m With the Banda – Intro to East European Music - Pete Rushefsky (ADV)

 

   M24 - "Getting to Know You" - Susan Trump (BEG)

   M25 - Favorite Hymns - Carol Walker (NOV-ADV)

   M26 - Humor Me - Pixie Wright (INT)

   M27 - Variation Is the Spice of Life - Nina Zanetti (ADV)

 

   X29 - Ornamentation in Different Traditions - Adrianne Greenbaum (ALL INSTRUMENTS)



5:45–7:30

Dinner


7:30

Concert featuring the Workshop Leaders and Pete Rushefsky & Adrianne Greenbaum




Saturday -- 


8:30

Registration Opens


9:00–9:45

Gathering



10:00–11:15

   H31 - Hammered Dulcimer 101 - Marya Katz (BEG)

   H32 - At the Rebbe’s Table -- Jewish Spiritual Music- Pete Rushefsky (MID)

   H33 - Solo Arranging - Dave Neiman (ADV)

   M34 - Mountain Dulcimer 101 - Laurel Schwartz (BEG)

   M35 - Professor Walker's Warmups - Carol Walker (NOV-INT)

   M36 - Intro to 4-String Equidistant Playing - Kevin Roth (INT)

   M37 - West Virginia Fiddle Tunes - Heidi Muller (INT-ADV)

 

   X39 - How to Play as a Duo - Paul Friesen-Carper & David Mahler (ALL INSTRUMENTS)

 



11:30–12:30

   H41 - Hammered Dulcimer 102 - Cliff Cole (BEG)

   H42 - Right and Left Hand Leads - David Mahler (MID)

   H43 - Beyond Hava Nagilah-- Klezmer for Hammered Dulcimer - Pete Rushefsky (ADV)

 

   M44 - Mountain Dulcimer 102 - Laurel Schwartz (BEG)

   M45 - Capo Capers - George Haggerty (NOV)

   M46 - It's All In the Phrasing - Nina Zanetti (INT)

   M47 - G Whiz - Lucy Joan Sollogub (ADV)

   M48 - How to Choose the Right Dulcimer for You - Dwain Wilder (ALL)

 

   X49 - Using a Bow - Paul Friesen-Carper (For any instrument you can play with a bow.)



12:30–1:45

Lunch



1:45–3:00

   H51 - Learn a Tune By Using Patterns  - Rich Carty (BEG)

   H52 - The Unique Music of Wales - Marya Katz (MID)

   H53 - A Touch of Jazz - David Mahler (ADV)

 

   M54 - Music Theory for Beginners - Pixie Wright (BEG)

   M55 - Playing Smoothly - Heidi Muller (NOV)

   M56 - Playing in Different Keys - Susan Trump (INT)

   M57 - Chromatic Dulcimer - Sam Edelston (INT-ADV)

 

 

   X59 - What to Do With Pentatonics - Deb Justice (ALL INST)



3:15–4:15

   H61 - Scales & Chords - Deb Justice (BEG)

   H62 - What You Can Learn From Contra Dance Music - Tim Van Egmond (MID)

   H63 - Bluegrass Licks & Soloing - David Mahler (ADV)

 

   M64 - Easy-Peasy Chords - Carol Walker (BEG-NOV)

   M65 - Rockin' & Boppin' With Doo-Wop - Pixie Wright (NOV-INT)

   M66 - Jewish Music for Mountain Dulcimer - Lucy Joan Sollogub (INT)

   M67 - Duets & Trios - Heidi Muller (ADV)

  X69 - Scottish Ornamentation - Paul Friesen-Carper (ALL INST)

 



4:30-5:30

  H71 - Making Sense Out of Tunes - Dave Neiman (BEG)

  H72 - Quirky, Obscure, Old Tunes - Tim Van Egmond (MID-ADV)

 

  M74 - Strum Hand Clinic - Rich Carty (BEG)

  M75 - Fiddle Tune Grab Bag - Ron Ewing (NOV-INT)

  M76 - The Dulcimer as the Storyteller - Kevin Roth (INT-ADV)

 

   X78 - Round Robin - Don Moore (ALL) 

  X79 - Fast Jam - Deb Justice




5:30–7:00

Dinner


7:00

Concert featuring Kevin Roth and Hickory Cathedral

(Note earlier 7:00 concert start time)




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