Dulcimer fans and aficionados will gather for the annual Mountain Dulcimer Weekend held Jan. 9 through 12 at Lake Junaluska, put on by Western Carolina University’s continuing education program.
The conference will offer more than 50 hours of instruction on the mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, guitar and autoharp. Participants may take classes that focus on multiple instruments and a variety of topics will be presented, including music theory, tab reading/writing skills, improvisation and advanced dulcimer ensemble skills.
Winter Weekend instructors will include Tennessee natives Larry and Elaine Conger, Butch Ross, Sarah Morgan and Jim Miller, along with North Carolinians Steve and Ruth Smith and Anne Lough. Evening activities will include staff performances and a music-sharing session. Miller will lead jam sessions throughout the conference.
Registration for the conference is $159 and does not include meals or accommodations.
www.dulcimeru.wcu.edu or 828.227.7397.