Basic Schedule for the 2019 Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival.

Since Nutmeg 2020 will be virtual, its schedule may differ.

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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