Midwest Banjo Camp
Next Dates: June 6-9, 2019
Our Fifteenth Year!
This Was Our 2018 Schedule
Registration for Our 2019 Camp Begins October 2018
Midwest Banjo Camp XV will take place on June 6-9, 2019 at the Olivet College Campus in Olivet, Michigan. Come study old-time or bluegrass banjo with some of today's best players and teachers in both styles. Our program features hands-on classes, demonstrations, two faculty concerts, and still leaves lots of time for jamming with your fellow banjo enthusiasts.
Midwest Banjo Camp offers instruction at four levels in both old-time and bluegrass banjo. We also offer full time programs in bass, fiddle, fingerstyle guitar, flatpicking guitar, and mandolin. But wait, there's more . . .
NEW IN 2018: MBC expanded its exploration of banjo playing styles by introducing two new full-time programs:
- 19th Century Banjo, featuring Minstrel Banjo, Classic Banjo & Other Early Banjo Styles.
- 4-String Banjo, featuring both Tenor Banjo (tuned CGDA) and Plectrum Banjo (tuned (CGBD)
MBC runs from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon and offers nine class sessions -- three on Friday, four on Saturday and two on Sunday. There are staff concerts on both Friday and Saturday evenings; over the course of the weekend you'll have the opportunity to hear our entire staff in concert.
The 2018 T-Shirt Design
We had a really special T-shirt design for 2018 courtesy Lansing-area artist Dennis Preston and "the Bard." We figured Romeo and Juliet made beautiful music together, but who knew it was on banjo!!