Camp Directors

Ken Perlman Camp Director

Ken Perlman has been teaching at and running music camps for over 25 years. He has served as a director for the Maryland Banjo Academy (Frederick MD), the Bath (UK) Banjo Festival, Banjo Camp North, and Northeast Heritage Music Camp. In addition to his duties at MBC, he now also directs American Banjo Camp near Seattle and Suwannee Banjo Camp in northern Florida. Ken is also an instructor at MBC; see his instructor's bio for more information on his career.

Stan Werbin Camp Director

Stan Werbin is best known as the founding owner of Elderly Instruments, the world-renowned music store and mail-order service in Lansing, Michigan, just 30 miles north of the Olivet College campus. He is also internationally known as an authority on vintage banjos and other fretted instruments. In the late '70s, he performed and recorded on banjo, guitar, and uke with Michigan's Lost World String Band. He served as a booking agent in the early years of East Lansing's Ten Pound Fiddle coffeehouse.