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Augusta Heritage Center Davis & Elkins College Elkins, WV 26241 304.637.1209 AugustaHeritageCenter.org

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Augusta Summer Sessions

Heritage Center

Experience Augusta This Summer! Music • Dance • Craft • Folklore

Music • Dance • Craft • Folklore Elkins, W. Va. • AugustaHeritageCenter.org


The Highlands Experience

Night oDay at Augusta

Getting Here

Looking for a place to stay?

By car, Elkins is 2.5 hours from Charleston, W.Va.; 3 hours from Pittsburgh, Pa. (nearest large airport); 4 hours from Washington, D.C.; and 7 hours from New York City. Directions are available on the website. Rideshare requests are posted on the Augusta website. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org, click on the Trip Planner tab and select Directions.

Randolph County has a diversity of lodging facilities, from cozy bed and breakfast inns to national chain hotels you’ve come to know. Unique to the area is the historic Graceland Inn, the elegant and beautifully restored Victorian mansion, on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. For those who prefer the great outdoors, campsites and campgrounds are plentiful throughout Graceland Inn the area.

It’s a sultry, summery 5 a.m. on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Dawn is about to brighten the sky. Outside it’s quiet – the first birds are just beginning to sing. Inside, where rooms will later be filled with music and dance, staff are setting up chairs, vacuuming and arranging music stands and dance boards. By 6 a.m., a few early-risers (or are they all-nighters?) are beginning to warm up their instruments on various verandas. A quiet waltz happens extemporaneously after the sun comes up and the aroma of breakfast floats through the air. Another day of Augusta is about to begin. From the early morning jams on the Halliehurst porch to the way past midnight rocking in The Icehouse, there is something special about experiencing 24 hours of Augusta. Caffeine will become your friend, along with all the other musicians, dancers and artists who have gathered on this beautiful campus in the Appalachians. As you look through this catalog, you will see why Augusta is one of the premier places to learn from some of the most talented and well-known experts in the fields of music, dance, craft and folkways. Look on our website for the full biographies of the amazing people who will be teaching this summer or catch a video on our Facebook page. But as wonderful as all this social media is, there’s nothing like being here. We realize that (sadly) not everyone can spend a full week at Augusta, so we also offer a great variety of evening mini-courses, dances and concerts. Whether you want to learn how to make gumbo, join in a contra dance or experience a great musical performance – if you’ve got the time, we’ve got the place. Augusta. This summer.

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Augusta Heritage Center OFFICERS OF DAVIS & ELKINS COLLEGE

We are Davis & Elkins College’s program for the heritage arts. Augusta provides instruction and performances, folk life programs, and a home to a significant collection of field recordings, oral histories, photographs, instruments, and Appalachian art. We teach. We share. We celebrate the wonder and diversity of our cultural heritage.

President: Michael Mihalyo Jr. Vice President for Student Affairs: Scott D. Goddard Vice President for Academic Affairs: Joe Roidt Vice President for Development: Carol Schuler Vice President for Business and Finance: Greta J. Troastle Executive Vice President and COO: Kevin Wilson

Augusta was the historic name of West Virginia in its period of earliest settlement, so it seemed fitting that it was the name given to a program designed to help preserve Appalachian heritage and traditions. Since our beginnings in 1973, the Augusta Heritage Center has flourished and grown. We are known nationally and internationally for our activities relating to traditional folk life and folk arts of many regions and cultures.

AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER STAFF

Davis & Elkins College

Interim Director: Beth King Web Coordinator: Marilyn Palmer Richards Administrative Assistant: Matthew Kupstas Grants Assistant: Janet Weese

2014 AUGUSTA CATALOG

Publication Editor: Nanci Bross-Fregonara Editorial Assistance: Linda Howell Skidmore, Marilyn Palmer Richards, Jess Wilmoth, Beth King Design: Direct Axis Photography: Dave Savage, Dave Dutzik, WV Division of Tourism, Andrew Carroll, D&E Office of Communications and Marketing

Davis & Elkins College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and practices equal opportunity in all aspects of its operation. Davis & Elkins College is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, familial status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1991, the West Virginia Human Rights Act and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning Title IX compliance should be referred to the College Title IX Coordinator. Inquiries concerning Section 504 compliance should be referred to the Vice President for Student Affairs. Inquiries concerning equal opportunity in personnel practices should be referred to the Director of Human Resources.

Here, in this amazing and beautiful place, we prepare and inspire students for success and for thoughtful engagement in the world. To this end, we combine a traditional commitment to the liberal arts and sciences with a contemporary commitment to engaged, student-centered learning. Our wooded campus, including a National Historic Landmark District, is located in Elkins, West Virginia – a lively arts-oriented community of 10,000 residents in the Potomac Highlands. Within the town are several National Historic Districts and a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. The Monongahela National Forest – a million-acre natural playground – is just minutes away. The region boasts white water rafting, hiking, trout fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing and skiing. For more information, visit www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1900.

Appalachian Studies at D&E The Appalachian Studies program highlights the cultural heritage of the Appalachian region within the context of the modern world. In keeping with the College’s liberal arts mission, this interdisciplinary minor embodies the dedication of Davis & Elkins College to its home region. The Appalachian Music & Dance Club sponsors concerts, dances, films, panel discussions, traditional food events and more. Appalachian Ensemble, the combined Dance Collective and String Band ensemble, presents traditional Appalachian music and dance throughout West Virginia and beyond.

For more details on classes and instructors, go to AugustaHeritageCenter.org!

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SUMMER SESSION WEEKS

Full Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-18 Mini-Course Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

CRAFT & FOLKLORE WEEKS

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22

OTHER OFFERINGS

Augusta For Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Augusta Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Augusta All Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

FORMS & INFORMATION

FAQs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Scholarships • Housing • Registration Registration & Housing Form . . . . . . . . . . . . Thank You! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Highlands Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Public Invited!

Throughout this catalog you’ll find not only great week-long offerings, but also fantastic events open to the public. Check out the mini-courses by looking for EXPERIENCE AUGUSTA. There are also concerts every Tuesday and Thursday night as well as dances almost every evening in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. So whether you are enrolled in a class, from the area, or just passing through, we have lots to offer!

WEEK TWO: July 13-18

CAJUN/CREOLE (pg. 4-5)

BLUES & SWING (pg. 8-9)

Cajun Accordion (3 Levels) Zydeco Accordion (All Levels) Acoustic & Electric Bass (All Levels) Cajun Cooking Fiddle (4 levels) Guitar (All Levels) Cajun Vocals (All Levels)

EARLY COUNTRY MUSIC (pg. 6-7)

Do You Believe Me? Country Gospel Deep Country Songwriting – Keeping It Real Beyond the Words: Making a Song Sing Playing Steel in Country Music Electric Guitar in Honky Tonk Songs from the Wild Side Lead Singing in a Country Band Classic Country Duets Intermediate to Advanced Acoustic Guitar Playing Fiddle in Country Music

CRAFT & FOLKLORE (pg. 20) Cajun Cooking Instrument Repair Advanced Wheel Thrown Pottery Blacksmithing Rustic Chair Making

MINI-COURSES Week One (pg. 5, 7)

Accordion Repair Beginning Harmony Cajun Dance Cajun Fiddle in C and D Positions Cajun Vocals

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Five Great Weeks to Choose From! TABLE OF CONTENTS

WEEK ONE: July 6-11

Bass (2 classes) Blues Dancing for Everyone Lindy Hop for Everyone Blues Guitar (10 classes) Band Labs Blues & Swing Ukulele (3 classes) Blues Theory 101: for All Instruments & Vocalists Vocal Health & Warm-up Swing Fiddle (2 levels) Gateway to Improvisation Blues & Swing History Blues Harmonica (6 classes) Horn Section On-the-Spot Advanced Blues & Swing Horn Master Class Pizza Box Percussion Rhythmic Scales, all instruments Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano Swing Piano (2 levels) Songwriting (2 classes) Gospel Choir Vocals (several styles, levels)

CRAFT & FOLKLORE (pg. 21) Instrument Repair Stained Glass Introduction to Screen-printing

MINI-COURSES Week Two (pg. 8)

Images and Sounds of Appalachia Math & Music Two Left Feet / Blues & Swing Dance Your Body, Your Irreplaceable Instrument: Self-care for Musicians


WEEK FIVE: August 3-10

IRISH (pg. 10-11)

BLUEGRASS (pg. 12-13)

Old-Time (pg. 14-15)

Irish Tenor Banjo Intensive Tune Workshop Fiddle (3 Levels) Beginning/Intermediate Piano Beginning/Intermediate Button Accordion Flute (All Levels) Beginning/Intermediate Whistle Bouzouki & Guitar Accompaniment Set & Ceili Dancing Old-Style Step Dancing Bodhrán (All Levels) Traditional Sean-Nós Singing Expanding Your Song Repertoire Singing with Confidence

CRAFT & FOLKLORE (pg. 21) Creative Writing

MINI-COURSES Week Three (pg. 11)

Appalachian Songs from Across the Sea Ceili Band Connemara Sean-nós Dance

Banjo (3 Levels) Bass (All Levels) Dobro (All Levels) Fiddle (3 Levels) Guitar (3 Levels) Mandolin (3 Levels) Songwriting (All Levels) Bluegrass Vocals

CRAFT & FOLKLORE (pg. 21) Spinning

MINI-COURSES Week Four (pg. 13)

Clogging & Flatfooting 101 Gritty Coal Mining Songs from the Southern Mountains Math & Music Monroe-Style Bluegrass Mandolin

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WEEK THREE: JULY 20-25

Fiddle Tunes of Henry Reed (& 3 Levels) Banjo (3 Levels) Mountain Dulcimer Guitar Mandolin Bass

American Vernacular (pg. 16-17)

Flatfooting Fundamentals for Tappers West African Dance & Contexts Tap: Articulate Improvisation Tap: Overcoming Technical Challenges Afro-Caribbean Warm-Up Flatfooting: Overcoming Technical Challenges Square Dance Calling Intensive House Band

VOCAL (pg. 18-19)

Unaccompanied Appalachian Ballads Unaccompanied Old Meeting House Songs Balkan Romani Songs Balkan Polyphonic Songs The Folksong and Ballad Repertoire Finding Your Voice Jubilee Quartets Country Duets & Trios The Power of Song: Music with a Message Finding and Embracing Harmony African American Musical Roots & Traditions Singing from the Soul – Black Gospel Music! New Songs in Traditional Frames Living the Musical Life

For Young Folks (Pg. 22) Folk Arts for Kids

CRAFT & FOLKLORE (pg. 21)

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Altering Wheel Thrown Pottery Basics of Letterpress Printing: Creating a Broadside Fiddle and Bow Repair Appalachian Broom Making White Oak Basketry Crankies from Scratch Appalachian Storytelling

MINI-COURSES Week Five (pgs. 15 & 17)

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Beginning Flatfooting Songs of Work & Freedom

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WEEK ONE: July 6-11

CAJUN / CREOLE! Our staff of Cajun and Creole masters keeps students buzzing with excitement in the classrooms and pulsing with energy on the pavilion dance floor all week! Each day starts with a choice of jam sessions or a visit with special artists. Classes meet 10-11:45 a.m. and 2:30-3:45 p.m. After lunch, everyone gathers for special presentations on Cajun/ Creole music and culture. A fresh cup of Cajun coffee is always available. With mini-courses, jam sessions, concerts, dances and a party featuring Cajun gumbo, it’s a gala week of nonstop music and dancing.

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Cajun/Creole Week and the class that you would like to attend. Most classes (except Novice) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning Cajun/Creole style, technique and repertoire.

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Midnight around Halliehurst or The Icehouse is always a good time. Everyone’s relaxed, playing tunes, and summer nights in Elkins are beautiful.

Kevin Chesser, Week 5 Summer Staff

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InstructorsoClasses LYNNE TERR

PRESTON FRANK

DANIEL COOLIK

CHAS JUSTUS

RUSSELL CORMIER

(Cajun/Creole Week Coordinator)

(Zydeco Accordion, all levels)

(Intermediate Fiddle)

(Guitar, all levels)

(Staff Musician)

has used her skills as a music events planner to bring together memorable gatherings of exemplary Cajun musicians to Augusta for well over a decade.

SHERYL CORMIER (Master Artist) (Advanced Cajun Accordion)

is the patriarch of a family that has been preserving traditional Creole music over the past 40 years in keeping alive the Zydeco music originally known as “La-La,” characterized by the one row, diatonic button accordion.

ERIC FREY

is referred to as “La Reine Cadjine” The Cajun Queen and was the first Cajun female artist to record playing the accordion. She was inducted into the Cajun French Music Association Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

(Acoustic & Electric Bass, all levels)

BLAKE MILLER

JACKIE MILLER

(Advanced Cajun Accordion)

(Cajun Cooking)

was a founding member of the popular young Cajun band, The Pine Leaf Boys; became a member of the premier Louisiana roots band, The Red Stick Ramblers; and now plays accordion and fiddle with The Revelers.

EDWARD POULLARD

is not only a versatile bassist but is also a brilliant lead and part singer. The son of a bluegrass bass player, Eric has been a member of the Red Stick Ramblers and is now a member of The Revelers.

is a prize-winning cook and the author of two Cajun cookbooks. She teaches the secrets of authentic Cajun cooking. Assisting is Judie Smith from Elkins, West Virginia.

currently tours with The Revelers. His guitar playing has been featured and his songs recorded on numerous albums, including Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy’s Grammy nominated “Adieu False Heart.”

DAVID GREELY

(Fiddle – Beginner)

is the son of Marc and Ann Savoy. He performs with the Savoy Family Band, Jesse Lége and the Greely Savoy Duo. The founder of Valcour Records, he has performed with Allison Krauss, T-Bone Burnett, Linda Ronstadt and many others.

(Cajun Vocals, all levels)

MICHELLE KAMINSKY

CHARLIE TERR

(Fiddle – Novice/From Scratch)

(Dance Coordinator) (Staff Musician)

is a fiddler with Magnolia, who teaches students how to develop good tone with efficient technique and enjoys helping beginners build confidence.

co-founded The Mamou Playboys with Steve Riley and apprenticed with Dewey Balfa. He performs with Joel Savoy as the Greely Savoy Duo.

has played with some of the masters of Cajun and Creole music including The Balfa Brothers, Nathan Abshire, Marc Savoy, The Sundown Playboys, D. L. Menard, Lionel LeLeux and Bois Sec Ardoin. Charlie plays accordion with The Chicago Cajun Aces.

is the featured vocalist and manager of Sheryl Cormier & the Cajun Sounds.

GLENN FIELDS (Staff Musician)

was founder of The Red Stick Ramblers and is also responsible for the creation of The Blackpot Festival, an event representing Louisiana’s cultural renaissance and vitality that he so embodies.

JESSE LÉGE (Staff Musician) (Cajun Vocals Mini-Course)

is an inductee to the Cajun Music Hall of Fame and has been playing traditional Cajun accordion music and singing Cajun French songs for more than 30 years.

NANCY WESTON (Liaison)

BETSY FULLER (Assistant Liaison)

(Advanced Fiddle PM)

is a master fiddler and plays with a four-time Grammy-nominated band, The Pine Leaf Boys. A powerful singer of Cajun songs, he can also sing a country song that will break your heart and have you crying for more.

JASON FREY

GINA FORSYTH

(Beginning Cajun Accordion)

(Advanced Fiddle AM) (Cajun Fiddle in C & D – mini)

performs with Lagniappe. Their album, “À La Vieille Manière,” received the 2000 CFMA Best 1st Recording of the Year award and was nominated for Best Album/ CD of the Year. He has recently recorded with Courtney Granger, Al Berard, Joel Savoy and Charlie Terr.

JOEL SAVOY

COURTNEY GRANGER

has performed and recorded with Lawrence Ardoin’s Tradition Creole Band, with his brother, Danny, and D’Jalma Garnier, Jesse Lége, and Les Amis Creoles, and has toured extensively with Preston Frank.

(Intermediate Cajun Accordion)

is a musician’s musician, loaning his talents to such groups as Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, The Red Stick Ramblers, Les Malfecteurs and The Yvette Landry Band.

is an award-winning singer/ songwriter, who is known for her wizardry on fiddle and guitar. She has toured and recorded with some of Louisiana’s greatest Cajun bands, including the legendary Bruce Daigrepont, and, most recently, with Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes.

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Augusta WEEK 1 Mini-coe urses ACCORDION REPAIR

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OF 16 Larry Miller This class will fascin ate anyone who pla ys button accordion or who wants to repair or build accordions. Pa rticipants learn com m on maintenance and rep airs – mainly for dia to nic instruments, althoug h other accordion ty pe s are also possible. The cla ss includes how to rep lace buttons, bellows, an d gaskets; rebuild th e fingerboard and ba ss box; change sprin gs ; and replace and tune ree ds. Routine mainte na nc e includes checking fo r leaks, readjusting fla pp ers, and cleaning and re -waxing reeds. Cost of materials will vary.

CAJUN DANCE

ALL LE VELS

Instructor TBA Here is your chance to stop tapping your feet and join the fun on the dance floor. This mini -co urse is designed for all lev els of experience. Le ar n the Cajun two-step, Cajun waltz and more.

CAJUN FIDDLE IN C

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ADVANCED

Gina Forsyth This class is an even deeper and more sp ecific exploration of Cajun repertoire as well as techniques most co mmonly used in pla ying the Cajun style. (Rec ording devices are str ongly recommended!) Sp ecifically, this class explores the repertoire of La wrence Walker, the styles of fiddle players who played with him, an d other fiddlers who play or played songs in C an dG positions, and situa tions that call for various tunings.

CAJUN VOCALS

ALL LE VELS

Jesse Lége Join Jesse Lége in th is song-filled mini-co urse focusing on pronun ciation, translation and phrasing with Cajun French. Jesse will ha ve a repertoire of songs lined up and happily add songs students sugg est!

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WEEK ONE: JULY 6-11

EARLY COUNTRY MUSIC! Country music borrows from folk, pop, blues, swing and religious sources, and yet it is distinctly different. It is easily remembered, loves to tell a story and invites you to dance. The music we focus on is not from the current Nashville scene. This is country music from its roots: from Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family, through folks like Kitty Wells, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton, to the soulful singing of George Jones and Vern Gosdin. Even the Honky Tonk sounds of Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis are included. During this week at Augusta, we explore this true treasure trove of American music with some of the most dedicated instructors doing country music today.

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Early Country Week and select three classes, one class per period. See website for complete listing of classes by period.

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InstructorsoClasses GINNY HAWKER

THOMAS BRYAN EATON

EMILY MILLER

RIC SWEENEY

(Early Country Music Week Coordinator) (Do You Believe Me?)

(Beyond the Words: Making a Song Sing) (Playing Steel in Country Music)

(Lead Singing in a Country Band) (Classic Country Duets)

(Beginning Harmony mini-course with Karen Collins) (Staff Musician)

makes the song sound so effortless that anyone could do the same. She has taught at music camps for over 25 years and led intensive workshops in her home for the last nine years.

teaches all year in the New York City area where he is also in demand as a studio musician. He writes and performs his own songs, both in solo performances and with his band, Hobson’s Choice.

KAREN COLLINS

BILL KIRCHEN

(Country Gospel) (Beginning Harmony mini-course with Ric Sweeney)

(Electric Guitar in Honky Tonk) (Songs from the Wild Side)

is a member of Backroads Band, Cajun/ Zydeco band Squeeze Bayou and Blue Moon Cowgirls. Recently she released her fifth CD.

JOHN LILLY (Deep Country) (Songwriting – Keeping It Real)

is a multi-talented acoustic musician, singer and songwriter from Charleston, West Virginia, who won the 2005 national Ghost Writers In the Sky songwriting contest sponsored by HankFest.

is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter and is instantly recognized when he plays those trademark licks from the Commander Cody classic, “Hot Rod Lincoln.” His long career includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more.

COURTNEY GRANGER (Do You Believe Me?)

is a master fiddler and singer of his native Cajun music, but can also sing a country song that will break your heart.

is lead singer and twin fiddler in The Sweetback Sisters, a honky-tonk country band that has taken her on tour around the world. She and husband, Jesse Milnes, also perform as a duo, singing country and old-time music in close harmony.

focuses on composing tunes which he performs when opportunities present themselves.

JESSE MILNES (Classic Country Duets) (Intermediate to Advanced Acoustic Guitar)

learned to play guitar and fiddle from his father, Gerry Milnes, and master musicians Melvin Wine and Woody Simmons. He tours with The Sweetback Sisters and performs with his wife, Emily Miller, as a duo.

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Karen Collins w ith Ric Sweene y If you enjoy singi ng and would like to TRACY SCHWARZ learn to sing harm ony, this mini-cou rse is for you. No mus (Playing Fiddle in Country Music) ic theory backgr ound sang and played fiddle, guitar, banjo and is needed, just th e ability to carry a tune. accordion for 46-plus years with The New You’ll be le arning by ear as we explain, Lost City Ramblers, and has recorded demonstrate an d have you practic more than 30 albums. e basic two-part ha rmony singing in small groups. We’ll wor k on finding and singing harmonies abov e and below the melody of familiar coun try songs. If you have taken the class in the past, and wou ld like a refresher, we ho pe that you will join us.

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WEEK TWO: JULY 13-18

BLUES o SWING ! Augusta’s Blues & Swing Week provides students with the opportunity to work with some of the finest performers and educators in the Blues and Swing worlds. Classes cover a variety of styles and levels of instruction on guitar, bass, piano, harmonica and voice, as well as the history of both genres. Evening activities include legendary late-night jams in The Icehouse, concerts, dances and a Wednesday night Blues & Swing Party. All classes (except dance and vocals) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning blues & swing style, technique and repertoire.

TUITION: $450 PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Blues & Swing Week and select a total of four classes, one class per period. See website for complete listing of classes by period.

Experience Augusta WEEK 2 Mini-courses

IMAGES o SOUNDS OF APPALACHIA

TWO LEFT FEET/BLUES o SWING DANCE

Michael Kline & Carrie Nobel Kline Join folklorists Michael and Carrie Kline for a journey into the soul of Appalachia. The Klines will impart songs, stories and their own oral history recordings to paint a portrait of the lives of the people who have made their homes in central West Virginia. This class will appeal to people who want to rest their voices and bodies, but delve deeper into the culture of these Appalachian hills.

Dan Legenthal & Mike Legenthal Come and learn a sampling of dances to a range of tempos, so you can stay on the dance floor all night long! We’ll start at partnering basics, so no experience or partner is needed – come as you are, with both your left feet!

ALL LEVELS

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

YOUR BODY, YOUR IRREPLACEABLE INSTRUMENT: SELF-CARE FOR MUSICIANS ALL LEVELS

Judy LaPrade You can replace an instrument or piece of gear, but the body and voice you have is the only one you’ll ever have. This mini-course will help you build on what you already do to take care of yourself and help you survive the areas where MATH o MUSIC you don’t. You will learn several efficient and ALL LEVELS Nathan Sams effective self-care practices such as active isolated Join D&E mathematics instructor - and bass stretching for the upper body, low-back care, player - Nathan Sams for a glimpse into the hydrotherapy (use of heat and cold), voice care, simple relationships between math and music. and body awareness skills such as breathing The class will focus on those connections in terms and deep muscle relaxation to release long-held of notation, scales, chords, transposition, etc. muscle tension patterns. The objectives are to For example, if you are jamming with a group improve body function, longevity, and comfort, as and get confused when someone uses a capo, well as to boost your performance level. Students then this course is for you! should wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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InstructorsoClasses WENDI BOURNE

JOAN FENTON

MATT GLASER

WES CRAWFORD

(Blues & Swing Week Co-coordinator)

(Moveable Chords for Blues & Swing Guitar) (Beginning Blues Fingerstyle Guitar)

(Intermediate Swing Fiddle) (Advanced Swing Fiddle)

(Pizza Box Percussion) (Rhythmic Scales, all instruments)

is a swing/jazz singer and guitarist who has been leading bands for swing dancers for many years. She was coordinator of Swing Week from 2006-2012. She currently performs with Girls from Mars and other bands.

DARYL DAVIS (Blues & Swing Week Co-coordinator)

STEVE LITTLE

is a pianist, vocalist, actor, author and lecturer. He has worked with Elvis Presley’s Jordanaires, Chuck Berry, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin and Percy Sledge. His CDs American Roots and Alternate Routes won Washington Area Music Association awards for Best Artist.

has performed with artists such as Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman, Lee Konitz and the Waverly Consort. He has performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall with Yo-Yo Ma.

SETH KIBEL

played with the extraordinary Jazz / R&B singer Jane L. Powell for 11 years. The group toured throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean performing and opening for acts such as Ray Charles, Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Lou Rawls and many others.

(Gateway to Improvisation) (Blues & Swing History)

ERWIN HELFER

is a woodwind specialist, bandleader, composer and arranger who has garnered is known for his versatility on the guitar and several “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” awards melodic singing voice and has played for from Washington Area Music Awards. He U.S. audiences for more than four decades. often teaches music history at Peabody With his band Johnny and the Ringers, Steve Institute of Johns Hopkins University. played hundreds of shows with Washington, MARK WENNER D.C. celebrity John Harbison. (Intro to Swing Guitar Rhythm & Chords) (Intro to Swing Guitar Soloing)

RALPH GORDON

TOM MITCHELL

(Bluesin’ the Bass) (Swingin’ the Bass)

is a uniquely versatile musician, bringing 45 years of musical experience to the bass and cello. He performs blues, swing, jazz, klezmer, folk, bluegrass, country and many other genres, including all styles of music for dancers.

MIKE (the girl) & DAN LEGENTHAL (Blues Dancing for Everyone) (Lindy Hop for Everyone)

Mike has enhanced the abilities of her students by teaching them the physical moves and the musicality of dance. Dan has garnered top honors in Blues and Swing dance competitions. He focuses on strengthening his dance students’ connection and aesthetic.

has toured and recorded with legendary recording artist Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks. In 2004, Tom began working with Ann Savoy, along with The Red Stick Ramblers, to form Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights.

is a founding member of the quartet called the Nighthawks. They have opened for Muddy Waters and James Cotton and have played with Delbert McClinton, the Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughn, W.C. Clark, Marcia Ball and the Cobras, and the Nevilles.

JAKE HECK

PHIL WIGGINS

(Blues Guitar Part 1: Accompaniment) (Blues Guitar Part 1: Soloing Band Labs)

(Harmonica: Beyond the Blues) (Country Blues Harmonica)

BRUCE COWAN (Intro to Blues/Swing Ukulele) (Advanced Blues/Swing Ukulele) (Ukulele Band)

(Blues Guitar: Music of the Women Who Started It All) (Guitar Styles of Rev. Gary Davis)

plays ukulele and guitar, sings with groups in the Pacific Northwest and spreads joie d’ukulele through Ukuleles Unite!, an organization he helped found to present workshops and performances.

is an award-winning guitarist, singer and lap slide player. A Blues Music Award nominee, twice a finalist at the National Flatpicking Guitar Championship, and the 2011 Muddy Award recipient for Acoustic Guitar, Mary has recorded nine albums to rave reviews.

JUDY LaPRADE (Blues Theory 101: for All Instruments & Vocalists)

BILL KIRCHEN (Early Rock ‘n Roll & Rockabilly with their Blues & Country Roots – part 1) (Early Rock ‘n Roll & Rockabilly with their Blues & Country Roots – part 2)

(Fundamentals of Blues Harmonica) (Performing with the Harmonica)

(Swing Guitar Repertoire) (Swing Guitar: Three Notes & the Truth)

is known as “The Best Guitar Player in Lehigh Valley (Pa.).” He has toured with various blues artists and currently performs early blues and jazz with Maria Woodford.

MARY FLOWER

is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for his work on the Commander Cody classic “Hot Rod Lincoln.” His career includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello.

is a musician, folklorist, and recipient of the WC Handy Award for keeping blues alive in education. She studied guitar with Rev. Gary Davis. Her collection of field recordings of blues and old-time musicians is housed at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Davis & Elkins College libraries.

has 30 years of teaching experience in music programs. A sought-after teacher and performer, Judy has studied piano with Maureen DelGrosso, Ann Rabson, Daryl Davis and Erwin Helfer.

MARIA WOODFORD (Vocal Health & Warm-up) (Band Labs)

embodies the authenticity of a true blues singer. She has netted multiple awards including Best Independent Album of the Year in her region.

(Blues & Boogie-Woogie Piano 102 & 103)

replaced Little Brother Montgomery as the piano accompanist to Mama Yancey. He was mentored by Cripple Clarence Lofton, Speckled Red and Sunnyland Slim.

ROBERT REDD (Intermediate Swing Piano) (Advanced Swing Piano)

was a member of the Keter Betts trio for 13 years. The trio performed at venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Wolf Trap and Blues Alley as part of Early Learning Through the Arts, a program which Betts helped start and develop, presenting live music to young audiences. Robert now leads the Wolf Trap Jazz Trio, which continues to present this program.

RODDY BARNES

is one of the greatest blues harmonica players today. For 30 years he performed with the late John Cephas as Cephas & Wiggins and received the W.C. Handy Award for Blues Entertainer of the Year and Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year.

(Songwriting 101) (Songwriting One-on-One) (Gospel Choir)

GARY ALLEGRETTO

LAUREL MASSÉ

(Learn to Play Blues Harmonica Instantly) (Harmonica: Got Love If You Want It)

(First Steps for Beginning Vocalists) (Swing Vocals: Stepping Out)

is the 2011 recipient of the Blues Foundation’s prestigious Keeping the Blues Alive award, and is founder and director of Harmonikids, a non-profit charitable organization. His songs can be found in film and television.

DAVE DAVIES (Horn Section On-the-Spot) (Advanced Blues & Swing Horn Master Class)

is a talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, arranger, songwriter and teacher from Ithaca, N.Y. His work in a multitude of musical styles has brought him to venues all around the United States, Central America and Europe.

has composed music and lyrics for plays and television commercials, and his compositions have been recorded by many notable performers.

is a founding member of The Manhattan Transfer, who started her career at the top. She toured internationally with the Transfer for seven years, recording four albums and the movie soundtrack of “Just a Gigolo.”

BEKAH WILLIAMS (Blues Vocal Performance)

has gospel roots that are apparent in her soulful renditions of blues and jazz songs. Her live performance schedule has been busy, playing with Rough & Ready, The Snakehandlers and international keyboard wiz Ricky Nye.

For more details on classes and instructors, go to AugustaHeritageCenter.org!

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WEEK THREE: JULY 20-25

IRISH! Founded in 1982 by Dr. Mick Moloney, Augusta Heritage Center’s Irish Week is the oldest week of its kind in the United States. For 31 years, Augusta has consistently attracted the world’s finest instructors to immerse students in the very best of Irish music, dance, craft and folklore. Evening activities include jam sessions, ceili and set dances in our beautiful open-air dance pavilion, and world-class concerts on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Students may sign up for an optional evening mini-course.

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Irish Week and select a total of two classes, one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon. See website for complete listing of classes by period. All classes (except dance and vocals) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning Irish style, technique and repertoire.

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Night oDay

My favorite Augusta time of day – that moment right before I fall asleep (whatever hour that might actually be...) and I remember all of the rhythms and tunes of that day: drifting through my head and playing down to my feet as I start to dream. Will Roboski, Scholarship Student

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InstructorsoClasses DANiel NEELY

BRIAN MILLER

(Irish Week Coordinator) (Irish Tenor Banjo)

plays tenor banjo and mandolin, and is the leader of the Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, a New York City group that plays traditional Irish music. He learned banjo primarily from Mick Moloney.

(Bouzouki & Guitar Accompaniment) (Guitar Accompaniment in DADGAD Tuning)

JIMMY KEANE

is a member of a number of traditional Irish music groups and duos including Bua, The Tommie Cunniffe Trio, Norah Rendell & Brian Miller, The Two Tap Trio, The Doon Ceili Band, 5 Mile Chase, and Laura and the Lads.

(Intensive Tune Workshop)

JIM KEENAN

has achieved unprecedented success in competitive playing, having won five consecutive All-Ireland titles on the piano accordion. An avid collector and arranger of old tunes, he is also known for his original compositions, many of which have become part of the mainstream of traditional Irish music around the world.

SEAN CLOHESSY (Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle) (Beginning/Intermediate Piano)

(Set & Ceili Dancing)

created and choreographed Irish set dances performed around the world, and is featured in several dance instruction publications. He has performed and organized dances and conducted Ceili and Irish Country Set classes throughout the U.S., Europe and Canada. Shannon Dunne will assist.

KEVIN DOYLE

has been playing fiddle and piano for the past 20 years, with much of his early influences coming from musicians in his native Limerick and the neighboring County Clare. He has won several All-Ireland titles and currently plays and teaches music throughout Boston and the northeastern U.S.

(Old-Style Step Dancing)

DAMIEN CONNOLLY

EOIN McQUINN

(Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle) (Beginning/Intermediate Button Accordion)

(Bodhrán, all levels)

hails from County Clare, Ireland, and has performed at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, New York University, and Boston College. He has also composed a number of Irish tunes, one of which was recently recorded by the award- winning group Teada. Damien is working on his second CD.

has built a substantial career as a composer and musician. He composed and arranged “Clann Lir,” still performed by the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. Eoin originated “The Gathering,” the first Irish music festival in Dubai, U.A.E. His ongoing interest in developing his repertoire of ethnic rhythms took him to Nairobi, Kenya, to study with a native master drummer.

COLIN FARRELL

BRIDGET FITZGERALD

(Advanced Fiddle)

(Traditional Sean-Nós Singing)

started playing fiddle and tin whistle and winning awards at a very early age. He has made a name for himself performing and recording with an array of great musicians and dance shows in Europe and the U.S. In 2010, Colin released his first solo recording, “On the Move.”

is an award-winning dancer who leads the legacy of traditional Irish dance in the northeastern U.S. His work is documented in the film, “Secrets of the Sole,” released in 2008 by dancer/choreographer Kieran Jordan.

is a native of County Galway, Ireland, and is recognized as a master sean-nós (old-style) singer. She teaches Traditional Singing at the Boston Irish Music School and sings with the Coyne Family Band and Bento Boxty. She was a founding member of Cherish the Ladies and Fourin a Feire.

IVAN GOFF

SHAY BLACK

(Flute, all levels)

(Expanding Your Song Repertoire) (Singing with Confidence)

has performed in “Riverdance,” both on Broadway and on its U.S. tours, and in Michael Flatley’s production of “Lord of the Dance.” He has performed with the world-renowned Paul Winter Consort and the internationally acclaimed Irish traditional bands Lúnasa and Dervish.

SHANNON DUNNE (Staff Dancer & Assistant)

NORAH RENDELL (Beginning/Intermediate Whistle)

is an avid songcatcher, musician and singer and is known for his extensive knowledge of songs and music from the Irish, English and Scottish traditions.

moved to Ireland in 2005 to pursue a masters degree at the University of Limerick. She co-founded the award-winning Celtic band, The Outside Track, with whom she toured North America and Europe and recorded three of the nine albums to her name. Norah is currently executive director of the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul, Minn.

is a sean-nós/set dancer living in Silver Spring, Md. Her book, “Sean-nós Reels: A Guide,” was released in 2013. She plays concertina, and is the founder of Shannon Dunne Dance, a multi-generational sean-nós dance performance group.

DON PENZIEN (Staff Musician)

JOSH DUKES

Experience Augusta WEEK 3 mini-courses

APPALACHIAN SONGS FROM ACROSS THE SEA ALL LEVELS

Michael Kline and Carrie Nobel Kline Learn to sing Appalachian versions of songs which crossed the sea hundreds of years ago on leaky old sailing ships, bounced along the frontier, to be preserved and rekindled by Appalachian mountaineers. Michael Kline learned these songs from older generations of people living not far from Elkins. Enjoy the mix of Irish lilt and the Appalachian flair. Listen for influences of Scots, Irish, English, Africans and Native Americans entwining in these old songs and ballads.

CEILI BAND ALL LEVELS

Daniel Neely This class is for all levels of students who want to play in a Ceili band. Teaching will be only by ear. In this mini-course students will form a Ceili band with an eye toward playing for dancing. We will cover topics such as smart tune selection, effective key changes, proper dance tempos and the importance of the three Ts (tops, tails and transitions). By the end of the week, students will have a couple of dance sets together and will be ready for the dance hall! Bring a recording device to class, as well as paper and pen/pencil, if desired. Before coming to class, listen to some Ceili band music! You might try the Tulla, Innisfree & Kilfenora Ceili bands – they’re all great.

CONNEMARA SEAN-NÓS DANCE ALL LEVELS

Shannon Dunne Students will spend the week mastering a repertoire of traditional Connemara steps, with attention to musicality and style. Students will first learn the building blocks of these steps, and then the patterns of the steps themselves. In this way students will not only leave Augusta with a connection to the tradition, but also be able to create and improvise new traditional steps of their own.

(Staff Musician)

GLORIA GREGORICH (Liaison)

For more details on classes and instructors, go to AugustaHeritageCenter.org!

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WEEK FOUR: JULY 27-AUG. 1

BLUEGRASS! For 2014, Augusta brings together a spectacular lineup! The staff of well-known bluegrass figures share their talents with students in classes, workshops, demonstrations, special presentations, concerts and sessions throughout the week. Informal picking sessions at all levels go on ‘til the wee hours all over campus as students get together with old friends and make new ones. Evening concerts feature exciting combinations of master bluegrass artists with special guests. While classes are geared for adults, young folks able to maintain an adult level of participation are welcome. All classes (except Vocals) are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning bluegrass style, technique and repertoire.

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Bluegrass Week and the class that you would like to attend.

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My favorite times are the quiet minutes after dinner and concerts before the evening dances start. Everyone is taking a happy, dazed little breather before gearing up for the night’s energetic merriment. Megan Albee, Scholarship Student

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InstructorsoClasses NEEL BROWN

CASEY HENRY

PATRICK McAVINUE

TYLER GRAN

(Bluegrass Week Co-coordinator & Staff Musician)

(Beginning Banjo)

(Intermediate Guitar)

is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist. He has played the Bluebird Café in Nashville and the Atlanta Olympics. He is a board member of the Capital Area Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (CABOMA).

grew up playing bluegrass in Red and Murphy and Their Excellent Children. In Nashville, she played with artists such as Uncle Earl, The Dixie Bee-Liners, June Carter Cash and Michael Martin Murphey. She is a regular contributor to Banjo Newsletter magazine.

(Beginning Fiddle)

MARY BURDETTE

RICHARD BAILEY

(Bluegrass Week Co-coordinator & Staff Musician)

(Intermediate Banjo)

is a bass player and Assistant Director of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. She can be heard on many Rounder and Music of the Old West recordings, as well as on the original soundtrack of Ken Burns’ documentary, “Lewis and Clark.”

is a four-time Grammy nominee, who records and performs with the Roland White Band and The Steel Drivers. His versatility has led to a broad range of recording session work, from Bill Monroe and Vassar Clements to Al Green, George Jones and countless others.

IRA GITLIN

NED LUBERECKI

(Bluegrass Week Co-coordinator & Staff Musician)

(Advanced Banjo)

is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, teacher and writer. A former National Bluegrass Banjo Champion, he has backed up performers such as Bill Harrell, Johnson Mountain Boys, Laurie Lewis, Peter Rowan and Peter “P.D.Q. Bach” Schickele.

MURPHY HENRY (Guest Master Artist)

is a musician, performer, songwriter, columnist, author and developer of the Murphy Method, a line of “by ear” instructional DVDs for bluegrass music. Murphy is one of three women featured in the book “Masters of the 5-String Banjo.”

JESSE COBB

is the National Flatpicking Champion and an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso. He has shared the stage with Tony Rice, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile and many other luminaries. His band is Grant Farm.

(Advanced Mandolin)

JOHN MAILANDER

RUSS BARENBERG

KATHY KALLICK

(Intermediate Fiddle)

(Advanced Guitar)

is a regular member of Audie Blaylock and Redline. He has also performed and recorded with such master artists as Marty Stuart, J.D. Crowe, Paul Williams, Bobby Osborne, Del & Ronnie McCoury, Michael Cleveland, Gerald Cleaver and Ellery Eskelin.

has become known for his soulful voice as a soloist, improviser and writer. John maintains a busy performance schedule with artists such as Tony Trischka & Territory, Molly Tuttle, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, and Darol Anger.

TAMMY ROGERS (Advanced Fiddle)

has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe, and as a member of The Infamous Stringdusters has won accolades that included a Grammy nomination for the band in 2011. He also performs in The Cobb Brothers. (Songwriting, all levels)

is a Grammy-nominated musician who has performed on soundtracks for Ken Burns documentaries and with many top acoustic and country music artists, including Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss and Tony Trischka.

is one of the music’s most highly regarded composers, vocalists and guitar players, with 18 albums to her credit. Kathy earned a Grammy and two IBMA awards for her part on “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe.”

SHARON GILCHRIST

(Bluegrass Vocals)

LAURIE LEWIS

brings a wealth of instrumental has performed for over a decade and vocal experience to the with Chris Jones & The Night award-winning The SteelDrivers. Drivers. Also a broadcaster on She has recorded or toured with Sirius XM’s “Bluegrass Junction,” he internationally known performers hosts the regular newgrass show, such as Neil Diamond, Wynonna, “Derailed,” and the popular “Sunday Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire and Banjo Lesson.” Jim Lauderdale.

(Beginning Mandolin)

MIKE COMPTON

has been singing and playing bluegrass, old-time, country and traditional jazz for many years. Laurie was voted Female Vocalist of the Year twice by IBMA and won a Grammy for her singing on “True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe.”

MIKE FLEMING

GARY NICHOLS

(Intermediate Mandolin)

TOM ROZUM

(Bass, all levels)

(Beginning Guitar)

is a versatile veteran, who lays down the firm foundation and sings the baritone harmony that rounds out The SteelDrivers’ sound.”

MARK PANFIL

is not only lead singer and guitar player for The SteelDrivers, but also has a songwriting deal with Fame Music and a busy session schedule. Although only 35, Gary has been playing guitar and singing professionally for over 20 years.

(Dobro, all levels)

has performed with Bobby Hicks, Mac Wiseman, Chubby Wise and Vassar Clements. Mark has written an instructional book, “A Dobro Player’s Guide to Jamming,” and has recorded a highly successful Murphy Method instructional DVD.

Experience Augusta

GRITTY COAL MINING SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS

CLOGGING O FLATFOOTING 101

Michael Kline and Carrie Nobel Kline Join in Michael and Carrie Kline’s repertoire of hard-hitting coal mining songs gathered over a lifetime of singing and collecting in the southern Appalachians. From classics to lesser known songs that scrape down to the core of your being, this is a chance to sing with gusto, with feeling, learn harmony lines and to put yourself Down in the Mines.

WEEK 4 Mini-Courses ALL LEVELS

Becky Hill This class will start with the clogging basic and gradually build, giving you the tools to create your own steps. Experience the joy of dancing to live old-time music and discover your own musicality. All steps will be broken down and taught in detail. Smooth or leather-bottom shoes recommended. All levels welcome.

ALL LEVELS

has performed and recorded with Darol Anger, Scott Law, Uncle Earl, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. She has also composed music for film, art shows and dance.

is the leading living exponent of Bill Monroe’s mandolin style. He helped found the Nashville Bluegrass Band, recorded and toured with the Hartford String Band and with guitarist David Grier. Mike played in the Grammywinning soundtrack to “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and the follow-up “Down from the Mountain.”

(Bluegrass Vocals)

has recorded and performed with Laurie Lewis in over 20 countries, with multiple appearances on “A Prairie Home Companion” and the Grand Ole Opry. He has recorded three duet CDs with Laurie Lewis, one of which was nominated for a Grammy.

JOHN SEEBACH (Staff Musician)

is an accomplished tenor and lead vocalist. John also performs on mandolin and guitar with the Rickie Simpkins Quartet, Only Lonesome and Big Chimney.

MATH O MUSIC ALL LEVELS

Nathan Sams Join D&E Mathematics instructor - and bass player - Nathan Sams for a glimpse into the simple relationships between math and music. The class will focus on patterns and connections in terms of notation, scales, chords, transposition, etc. For example, if you are jamming with a group and get confused when someone uses a capo, then this course is for you!

MONROE-STYLE BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN

ADVANCING BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

Jeremy Wanless Learn the fundamentals of traditional Monroe-style bluegrass mandolin! This brand new mini-course will delve into essential techniques, including downstrokes, tremolo, slides, double-stops and more. We’ll discuss the role of the mandolin in a bluegrass band setting and learn some great tunes along the way!

For more details on classes and instructors, go to AugustaHeritageCenter.org!

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WEEK FIVE: AUGUST 3-10

OLD-TIME ! Old-Time Coordinator Joe Newberry has gathered outstanding performers and teachers from the Southern Appalachians, the Ozarks and beyond. Students take morning classes with their primary instructor, and then choose from an array of elective workshops and demonstrations. Evenings are filled with lively jams, slow jams, song swaps, dances and concerts. Friday features a student showcase and an old-time porch party. Old-Time Week extends through the Augusta Festival, August 8-10. All full-time, old-time music classes are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning old-time style, technique and repertoire.

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Old-Time Week and the class that you would like to attend.

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I love 1 p.m. or right after lunch when intimate concerts are held in the Madden Student Center and world-renowned musicians and instructors gather to play and talk about their craft, often to a crowd of less than 100 people.

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InstructorsoClasses JOE NEWBERRY

ALAN JABBOUR

KAREN MUELLER

BEN TOWNSEND

(Old-Time Week Coordinator )

(Fiddle Tunes of Henry Reed)

(Mountain Dulcimer)

(Staff Musician)

is a prize-winning guitarist, fiddler and singer who performs with Big Medicine, and mandolinist Mike Compton.

JESSE MILNES (Beginning Fiddle)

learned to play the guitar and fiddle from his father, Gerry Milnes, and master musicians Melvin Wine and Woody Simmons. He tours with The Sweetback Sisters.

DAVE BING (Intermediate Fiddle)

plays and records with Gandydancer, and has made several solo recordings. He plays a variety of West Virginia fiddle and banjo music.

CHARLIE WALDEN (Advanced Fiddle)

won championships in three states, and is the major Missouri fiddle stylist of his generation.

was head of the Archive of Folk Song at the Library of Congress, director of the Folk Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, and director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. He now writes, consults and lectures, as well as teaches, records and performs on fiddle.

ANDREW DUNLAP (Beginning Banjo)

is a multi-instrumentalist who plays a wide variety of West Virginia music and is a three-time Vandalia Gathering banjo contest champion. Andrew has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.

FRANK LEE (Intermediate Banjo)

is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has been studying, performing and teaching banjo styles for 35-plus years. He is a founding member of the Freight Hoppers.

KEN PERLMAN (Advanced Banjo)

is one of the top clawhammer players in the world, known as a pioneer of the 5-string banjo style known as melodic clawhammer.

is one of the top mountain dulcimer and autoharp players performing today. Karen has released six solo recordings and authored three music books.

JIM WATSON (Guitar)

was a founding member of the Red Clay Ramblers in 1972 and played and recorded with them for 14 years. Since 1988 he has toured with Robin & Linda Williams.

K.C. GROVES (Mandolin)

is an accomplished instrumentalist (mandolin, guitar, bass), vocalist and songwriter. K.C. has been at the creative center and bandleader of Uncle Earl for over a decade, helping bring old-time music to a wider audience.

“JOEBASS” DEJARNETTE (Bass)

has taught bass at festival workshops internationally and has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Lincoln Center, the Barbican Theater in London and many other venues.

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has been focused on playing traditional and contemporary string band music in different groups and solo for the past 10-15 years. He is currently a member of the internationally known Hackensaw Boys.

BETTY DRUCKENMILLER (Liaison)

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WEEK FIVE: AUGUST 3-10

AMERICAN VERNACULAR DANCE! Augusta has long been a beloved place for dancers the world over, with a 41-year history of featuring internationally acclaimed artists such as Sandman Sims, Frankie Manning, Brenda Bufalino, Assane Konte, Eileen Carson-Schatz and Benoit Bourque. A generation of young artists has been shaped by personal, professional and musical connections they have made at Augusta.

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Our new emphasis on American Vernacular Dance provides an immersion for dancers from a broad range of backgrounds. Tapping to Flatfooting offers individual attention with master teachers and cross-cultural perspectives with renowned guest-lecturers. Students not only become better dancers, but place dances in a historical and cultural context making them richer, fuller and more satisfying. In addition to tap and flatfooting, the week will feature Will Mentor teaching square dance calling, and tasty evening dances with our in-house band Maivish that bring the Augusta and local community together. Please come to the week ready to dance hard, think hard and play hard in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia!

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify American Vernacular Dance Week. Dance week participants all follow the same track of classes.

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InstructorsoClasses EMILY OLESON

BAAKARI WILDER

BECKY HILL

SHANE LEONARD

(American Vernacular Dance Week Co-coordinator)

(Tap: Articulate Improvisation)

(Flatfooting: Overcoming Technical Challenges)

(Staff Musician)

is co-founder of Good Foot Dance Company and recently received an MFA in Dance from the University of Maryland, College Park. In the fall of 2013, she set up the first American Vernacular Dance program of its kind at Davis & Elkins College which is now a major within the College’s Division of Fine and Performing Arts.

MATTHEW OLWELL (American Vernacular Dance Week Co-coordinator) (Flatfooting Fundamentals for Tappers)

has been performing and teaching as a dancer and percussionist at festivals and theaters across North America and Europe since 1996. Matthew danced for nine years with the Maryland-based Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. In 2006, he co-founded Good Foot Dance Company.

KWAME OPARE (West African Dance & Contexts)

was a principal member of STOMP for seven years and worked with Kankouran West African Dance Company under the tutelage of Assane Konte. He is the founding artistic director of DishiBem Traditional Contemporary Dance Group.

is internationally known for starring in “Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk.” His dancing has delighted audiences at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and in France, Africa, Brazil and Japan. He serves as assistant artist director of Capitol Tap.

ANN KILKELLY (Tap: Overcoming Technical Challenges)

is a professor of Women’s Studies & Theatre Arts at Virginia Tech University. She has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Tap Festival, and in many concerts of original work with artists such as Elise Witt, Beverly Botsford, and Solazo.

LAURIE GOUX (Afro-Caribbean Warm-Up)

has been performing and choreographing since 1981. In 1995 she formed Spirit Wing Dance Ensemble, and she served as dance administrator for Boulevard Arts Center for five years. She currently teaches dance at Davis & Elkins College.

has performed with various string bands and jazz groups, and tours with Field Report and Kalispell.

is a percussive dancer, choreographer, and aspiring square dance caller. She coordinates The Mountain Dance Trail Project for Augusta and is the dance director for D&E’s Appalachian Ensemble.

JESS McINTOSH (Staff Musician)

has performed in orchestral, chamber and old-time ensembles such as Kalispell on banjo, guitar, fiddle and voice.

WILL MENTOR (Square Dance Calling Intensive)

is a contra and square dance caller from northern Vermont known for his clear teaching, upbeat wit and relaxed stage presence.

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MAIVISH (House Band)

draws inspiration from traditional sources, reinterpreting the old and contributing to the new with their hypnotic and scintillating melodies and grooves. The group is a collaboration between American fiddler Jaige Trudel and British-born guitarist Adam Broome. Maivish frequently includes Virginia native Matthew Olwell on flutes and percussion.

JABARI EXUM (Staff Musician)

is a percussionist in the West African and Latin Tradition and a hip-hop vocalist, poet, and actor.

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Josephine Stew art Using the Tennes see walking step as a focal point, stud ents in this class w ill spend the week learning to danc e as drummers for liv e old-time music. We’ll work on making a variety of foot so unds, solid time-keep ing, improvising an d displaying good jam etiquette. Pl ease wear comfortab le, smooth-soled shoes and prepare to ge t excited about fiddle tunes.

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WEEK FIVE: AUGUST 3-10 InstructorsoClasses

VOCAL ! Perhaps no other form of cultural expression captures the essence of our lives better than singing the melodies, harmonies and poetry of this venerable art form. Vocal Week Coordinator Flawn Williams has again put together a staff of extraordinarily talented and caring individuals who sing from the heart. Taking good care of your voice will be emphasized, along with classes in voice technique and vocal warm-ups every morning. Students may work in a range of cultures and styles taught by nationally and internationally known singers, teachers and songwriters. Those at the beginning level can get tips on creating simple harmonies, and experienced harmony singers get a challenging workout.

TUITION: $450

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Vocal Week and select a total of three classes, one class per period. See website for full listings by class periods.

FLAWN WILLIAMS

LEA GILMORE

(Vocal Week Coordinator) (Ad Hoc Harmonies)

(African American Musical Roots & Traditions) (Singing from the Soul – Black Gospel Music!)

is a professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University, and an independent media producer and consultant. He joins folk performers on the Grammynominated Utah Phillips tribute CD.

SHEILA KAY ADAMS (Unaccompanied Appalachian Ballads) (Unaccompanied Old Meeting House Songs)

JENNIFER CUTTING (New Songs in Traditional Frames)

happily blends careers as a songwriter, bandleader, instrumentalist, music producer, is a seventh-generation ballad singer, and ethnomusicologist. She has written and storyteller and musician. Sheila was vocal produced songs for many internationally coach for the movie “Songcatcher.” In 2013, she known performers and for her own Celtic received the National Endowment for the Arts group OCEAN Orchestra, with whom she has National Heritage Fellowship Award. won over 20 Washington Area Music Awards, including “Songwriter of the Year.”

EVA SALINA PRIMACK (Balkan Romani Songs) (Balkan Polyphonic Songs)

has been immersed in Balkan music and culture since she was a young child. Eva’s rich, powerful voice and her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching have made her a renowned singer, interpreter and teacher of traditional Balkan vocal music.

STEPHEN D. WINICK (The Folksong and Ballad Repertoire)

is a folklorist, writer, editor, teacher and singer. He performs and records lead vocals with Ocean Celtic Quartet, Ship’s Company Chanteymen and sometimes with the Washington Revels.

CHARLES WILLIAMS (Finding Your Voice)

is a singer, actor, narrator and voice instructor who has toured the world. Williams is a master teacher/artist in voice at the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.

ED NORMAN, JON NEWLIN o AMY DAVIS (Jubilee Quartets) (Country Duets & Trios)

Ed Norman performs old-time country and gospel music with the Maudlin Brothers, a group that he and Jon Newlin started nearly 20 years ago. Amy Davis performs and records with the Maudlin Brothers and The Hushpuppies.

TERRY LEONINO o GREG ARTZNER (The Power of Song: Music with a Message) (Finding and Embracing Harmony)

are award-winning recording artists, songwriters, musical historians, teachers and social activists. Terry and Greg, the duo known as Magpie, have traveled the globe with their unique sound.

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is one of the world’s most respected and indemand gospel, blues, jazz and inspirational vocalists and lecturers on the music and on human rights.

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AMANDA LYNN STUBLEY (Liaison, Evening Jam Leader)

TOM DRUCKENMILLER (Liaison)

learned banjo from Riley Baugus and Dwight Diller, and studied guitar with Norman and Nancy Blake. He performs and records with Betty and son, Nathan. He also hosts the “Sing Out! Radio Magazine” podcast.

DON FRIEDMAN (Jam Leader)

has been leading jam sessions and sing-alongs during Vocal Week at Augusta for about five years. In Brooklyn, N.Y., he is a member of two performing trios that play an eclectic mix of acoustic music.

PAUL REISLER* (Living the Musical Life: Songwriting Performance - Creativity - Community)

has been writing songs, performing, composing, recording and teaching songwriting for 40 years as the leader of Trapezoid, Kid Pan Alley and Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions.

*This is a stand-alone class. It is not part of Vocal Week Choices. This class meets for the full day.


Week Four

CLOGGING O FLATFOOTING 101 ALL LEVELS

Mini-courses Overview Week oNE

ACCORDION REPAIR

ALL LEVELS / MINIMUM AGE OF 16

Larry Miller This class will fascinate anyone who plays button accordion or who wants to repair or build accordions. Participants learn common maintenance and repairs -- mainly for diatonic instruments, although other accordion types are also possible. The class includes how to replace buttons, bellows, and gaskets; rebuild the fingerboard and bass box; change springs; and replace and tune reeds. Routine maintenance includes checking for leaks, readjusting flappers, and cleaning and rewaxing reeds. Cost of materials will vary.

BEGINNING HARMONY ALL LEVELS

Karen Collins with Ric Sweeney If you enjoy singing and would like to learn to sing harmony, this mini-class is for you. No music theory background is needed, just the ability to carry a tune. You’ll be learning by ear as we explain, demonstrate and have you practice basic two-part harmony singing in small groups. We’ll work on finding and singing harmonies above and below the melody of familiar country songs. If you have taken the class in the past, and would like a refresher, we hope that you will join us.

CAJUN DANCE ALL LEVELS

Instructor TBA Here is your chance to stop tapping your feet and join the fun on the dance floor. This mini-course is designed for all levels of experience. Learn the Cajun two-step, Cajun waltz and more.

CAJUN FIDDLE IN C AND D POSITIONS

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

Gina Forsyth This class is an even deeper and more specific exploration of Cajun repertoire as well as techniques most commonly used in playing the Cajun style. (Recording devices are strongly recommended!) Specifically, this class explores the repertoire of Lawrence Walker, the styles of fiddle players who played with him, and other fiddlers who play or played songs in C and G positions, and situations that call for various tunings.

CAJUN VOCALS ALL LEVELS

Jesse Lége Join Jesse Lége in this song-filled mini-course focusing on pronunciation, translation and phrasing with Cajun French. Jesse will have a repertoire of songs lined up and happily add in songs students suggest!

Week two

IMAGES O SOUNDS OF APPALACHIA ALL LEVELS

Michael Kline and Carrie Nobel Kline Join folklorists Michael and Carrie Kline for a journey into the soul of Appalachia. The Klines will impart songs, stories and their own oral history recordings to paint a portrait of the lives of the people who have made their homes in central West Virginia. This class will appeal to people who want to rest their voices and bodies, but delve deeper into the culture of these Appalachian hills.

MATH O MUSIC ALL LEVELS

Nathan Sams Join D&E mathematics instructor – and bass player – Nathan Sams for a glimpse into the simple relationships between math and music. The class will focus on patterns and connections between math and music in terms of notation, scales, chords, transposition, etc. For example, if you are jamming with a group and get confused when someone uses a capo, then this course is for you!

TWO LEFT FEET / BLUESO SWING DANCE BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

Dan Legenthal & Mike Legenthal Come and learn a sampling of dances to a range of tempos, so you can stay on the dance floor all night long! We’ll start at partnering basics, so no experience or partner is needed – come as you are, with both your left feet!

YOUR BODY, YOUR IRREPLACEABLE INSTRUMENT: SELF-CARE FOR MUSICIANS ALL LEVELS

Judy LaPrade You can replace an instrument or piece of gear, but the body and voice you have is the only one you’ll ever have. This class will help you build on what you already do to take care of yourself and also help you survive the areas where you don’t. You will learn several efficient and effective self-care practices such as Active Isolated Stretching for the upper body, low back care, hydrotherapy (use of heat and cold), voice care, and body awareness skills such as breathing and deep muscle relaxation to release long-held muscle tension patterns. Our objectives are to improve body function, longevity, and comfort, as well as to boost your performance level. Students should wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Week three

APPALACHIAN SONGS FROM ACROSS THE SEA ALL LEVELS

Michael Kline and Carrie Nobel Kline Learn to sing Appalachian versions of songs which crossed the sea hundreds of years ago on leaky old sailing ships, bounced along the frontier, to be preserved and rekindled by Appalachian mountaineers. Michael Kline learned these songs from older generations of people living not far from Elkins. Enjoy the mix of Irish lilt and the Appalachian flair. Listen for influences of Scots, Irish, English, Africans and Native Americans entwining in these old songs and ballads.

CEILI BAND ALL LEVELS

Daniel Neely This class is for all levels of students who want to play in a ceili band. Teaching will be only by ear. In this mini-course students will form a ceili band with an eye toward playing for dancing. We will cover topics such as smart tune selection, effective key changes, proper dance tempos and the importance of the three T’s (tops, tails and transitions). By the end of the week, students will have a couple of dance sets together and will be ready for the dance hall! Bring a recording device to class, as well as paper and pen/pencil, if desired. Before coming to class, listen to some ceili band music! You might try the Tulla, Innisfree & Kilfenora ceili bands – they’re all great.

CONNEMARA SEAN-NÓS DANCE ALL LEVELS

Shannon Dunne Students will spend the week mastering a repertoire of traditional Connemara steps, with attention to musicality and style. Students will first learn the building blocks of these steps, and then the patterns of the steps themselves. In this way students will not only leave Augusta with a connection to the tradition, but also be able to create and improvise new traditional steps of their own.

Becky Hill This class will start with the clogging basic and gradually build, giving you the tools to create your own steps. Experience the joy of dancing to live old-time music and discover your own musicality. All steps will be broken down and taught in detail. Smooth or leather-bottom shoes recommended. All levels are welcome.

GRITTY COAL MINING SONGS FROM THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS ALL LEVELS

Michael Kline and Carrie Nobel Kline Join in Michael and Carrie Kline’s repertoire of hard-hitting coal mining songs gathered over a lifetime of singing and collecting in the southern Appalachians. From classics to lesser known songs that scrape down to the core of your being, this is a chance to sing with gusto, with feeling, learn harmony lines and to put yourself Down in the Mines.

MATH O MUSIC ALL LEVELS

Nathan Sams Join D&E Mathematics instructor - and bass player - Nathan Sams for a glimpse into the simple relationships between math and music. The class will focus on patterns and connections in terms of notation, scales, chords, transposition, etc. For example, if you are jamming with a group and get confused when someone uses a capo, then this course is for you!

MONROE-STYLE BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN

ADVANCING BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE

Jeremy Wanless Learn the fundamentals of traditional Monroe-style bluegrass mandolin! This brand new mini-course will delve into essential techniques, including downstrokes, tremolo, slides, double-stops and more. We’ll discuss the role of the mandolin in a bluegrass band setting and learn some great tunes along the way!

Week five

BEGINNING FLATFOOTING ALL LEVELS

Josephine Stewart Using the Tennessee walking step as a focal point, students in this class will spend the week learning to dance as drummers for live old-time music. We’ll work on making a variety of foot sounds, solid timekeeping, improvising and displaying good jam etiquette. Please wear comfortable, smooth-soled shoes and prepare to get excited about fiddle tunes.

SONGS OF WORK O FREEDOM ALL LEVELS

Michael Kline and Carrie Nobel Kline Participate in Appalachia’s wealth of songs that take a stand. Michael and Carrie Kline have been singing in prisons, on picket lines and singing for the survival of mountain life. The Klines teach these songs in ways that will implant their meaning under your skin.

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FIVE WEEKS OF FUN FOR ADULTS & KIDS!

CRAFT o FOLKLORE WEEKS! Over 40 years ago, Augusta Heritage Center began as a craft and folklore program with a special emphasis on traditional Appalachian culture. Our summer-long offerings have grown over the years to include various regional and ethnic traditions of music, craft, dance and folklore in a truly multi-cultural program. Several different week-long craft and folklore classes are offered during the summer session. Foodways and folklore classes are combined with music and dance workshops, concerts, public dances and special presentations that cover the history and literature of many traditions. Craft and folklore classes are limited in size, with minimum ages for some classes for reasons of safety. Classes meet all day, typically from 9 a.m. to noon, break for lunch, and resume from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Our craft studios often buzz with activity late into the night as students immerse themselves in their projects. Students sign up for one class per week.

TUITION: $450

WEEK ONE: JULY 6-11 CAJUN COOKING JACKIE MILLER

Jackie Miller is a prize-winning cook and the author of two Cajun cookbooks. She teaches the secrets of authentic Cajun cooking. Assisting is Judie Smith of Elkins, W.Va. All levels.

INSTRUMENT REPAIR BOB SMAKULA

Bob Smakula, a full-time instrument repairman, will teach students how to make nuts and saddles, fret jobs, neck resets, intonation adjustments, crack repairs, finish touch-ups, and more. Students should bring their own instruments in need of repair. It is strongly recommended that participants be familiar with woodworking tools, such as a band saw, belt sander and drill press. This class is offered during both Week 1 and Week 2. Students may sign up for either or both weeks. When registering, please specify Week 1 and/or Week 2. Minimum age: 18. Materials fee: approximately $15 per week.

ADVANCED WHEEL THROWN POTTERY DOUG PELTZMAN

This class is for advanced students who already possess a basic ability to throw pottery on the wheel. Students will build upon their skills as Doug introduces his unique approaches to pottery form, wheel throwing, surface decoration, finishing and glazing. Doug will work one-onone with students as they make pottery, from throwing on the wheel through glazing and firing. Students should come prepared with their own tools. $60 materials fee for clay and glazes. Limited to 12 students.

BLACKSMITHING David “Woody” Harman

Tuition for Folk Arts for Kids (Week 5): $360. See page 22. PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify week number, class name, and instructor name. Some classes will have a materials fee. This fee is to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the week. Do not include this fee with your tuition when you register.

David “Woody” Harman has more than 30 years of blacksmithing experience. He is the proprietor of the blacksmith shop at BrenWood Forge & Broom in Hillsboro, W.Va. Students will feel the heat and make the anvil sing as they visualize the unyielding iron taking shape under the hammer. Class instruction will include forge fire building techniques, drawing, up-setting, twisting, bending, punching and fullering. Using these techniques, students can expect to make a variety of useful items for the home and gift giving. Students with more experience can expect to create more difficult items as their skill level permits. Students should bring leather gloves, safety glasses, an apron and their favorite personal tools.

RUSTIC CHAIR MAKING TOM LYNCH

Tom Lynch is a West Virginia chairmaker with more than 30 years experience in making chairs. He has taught rustic and Shaker chairmaking since 1992. A Tamarack artist, Tom has represented woodworkers on the Tamarack Artisans Advisory Board. He is also a Master Artist in the Augusta Heritage Folk-life Apprenticeship program. In this class, using greenwood mortise and tenon joinery, students will design and build a chair or stool including a Shaker tape or hickory bark seat. Basic hand and power tools are supplied and no woodworking skills are necessary. Students should be in good physical condition. $Minimum age: 15 (under 15 must be approved by instructor). Materials fee: $75.

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InstructorsoClasses WEEK TWO: JULY 13-18

WEEK FOUR: JULY 27-AUGUST 1 SPINNING

INSTRUMENT REPAIR

ENRIKA MCMILLON

BOB SMAKULA

Bob Smakula, a full-time instrument repairman, will teach students how to make nuts and saddles, fret jobs, neck re-sets, intonation adjustments, crack repairs, finish touch-ups, and more. Students should bring their own instruments in need of repair. It is strongly recommended that participants be familiar with woodworking tools, such as a band saw, belt sander and drill press. This class is offered during both Week 1 and Week 2. Students may sign up for either or both weeks. When registering, please specify Week 1 and/or Week 2. Minimum age: 18, Materials fee: approximately $15 per week.

STAINED GLASS

WEEK FIVE: AUGUST 3-10

ALTERING WHEEL THROWN POTTERY

DAVID HOUSER

Dave Houser specializes in geometric and abstract designs and makes stained glass ornaments, panels and kaleidoscopes in his West Virginia studio. An introduction to the art of cutting glass and assembling stained glass panels, this class provides instruction for all student levels in cutting, leading, copper foiling and soldering, and patina finishing techniques. Students may bring their own panel designs. Experienced students hone their skills on more involved projects. All tools and materials, along with many patterns are provided. Students may bring ideas as well as an unfinished project. Mary Stewart: Assistant. Minimum age: 16 • Materials fee: $50

INTRODUCTION TO SCREENPRINTING

JENNIFER ALLEN

This class is for advanced students who already possess a basic ability to throw pottery on the wheel. Students will build upon their skills as Jennifer introduces her unique approaches to altering wheel thrown pottery forms, surface decoration, finishing and glazing. Jennifer will work one-on-one with students as they make pottery, from throwing on the wheel through glazing and firing. Students should come prepared with their own tools. Materials fee: $60 for clay and glazes. Limited to 12 students.

Basics of Letterpress Printing: Creating a Broadside JAMES HORTON

SAGE PERROTT

Sage Perrott received her BFA in printmaking from West Virginia University. In 2013, she received her MFA in printmaking from Ohio University.  Although trained in other print processes, Sage’s primary focus is screen-printing.  This class will cover the fundamentals of photo-emulsion based screen-printing. Basic drawing skills are a must. Students will focus on handdrawn stencils to create colorful, multi-layered imagery on paper. Essential printmaking traditions will be taught through demonstrations during the course, including editioning, registration and more. Materials fee: $60.

WEEK THREE: JULY 20-25 CREATIVE WRITING Susanna Holstein

Enrika McMillon, a native of Randolph County, W.Va., grew up in the tiny Swiss village of Helvetia and has worked with many different forms of fiber arts since her early childhood. Her fiber works have won awards at various art shows. Students will learn how to prepare and handle fibers from raw wool to completed works, using a variety of preparation techniques. Students with wheels are encouraged to bring their own. Five wheels will be available for use. Materials fee: $35 with additional materials available for purchase if needed. Limited to 10 students.

Susanna Holstein is a poet, writer of short stories and nonfiction, and a professional storyteller. She is a frequent presenter of programs and workshops at conferences, festivals, schools and libraries. Holstein writes an online journal, Granny Sue’s News and Reviews, the poetry blog Mountain Poet and a monthly column for the central West Virginia publication Two Lane Livin’. Her work has appeared in four short story anthologies as well as in print and online journals. Find creative inspiration in the peaceful surroundings of Augusta. Writing from prompts, field trips and discussion will highlight this week-long course. The work of Appalachian writers will be a springboard for daily activities that include class discussions, reading work for coaching, and opportunities to explore a variety of writing forms and techniques. Open to writers of all skill levels.

Jim Horton is an instructor of art and graphic design who also practices letterpress, book arts and printmaking. This class will teach the basics of typography and typesetting and offer a variety of illustration mediums to create a broadside (a singlesided print) using wood and metal hand-set type. Illustration mediums include screen, wood engraving, stencil and lino-cuts. No previous experience is necessary. Materials fee: $25.

FIDDLE AND BOW REPAIR

WHITE OAK BASKETRY ALAN MILLER

Alan Miller, a retired W.Va. state forester, was inducted into the WV Agriculture & Forestry Hall of Fame in 2000. The class covers tree selection, log splitting and the making of stakes, splits and handles for white oak baskets. Students will learn to make a small Williamsburg and a shopper style basket. Returning students will have new projects. Hickory handled carbon steel knives will be provided. Students should bring a 12”x12” piece of leather, if available. Minimum age: 16. Materials fee: $10 (knife). Limited to 12 students.

CRANKIES FROM SCRATCH ELLEN GOZION

Ellen Gozion, a well-regarded singer of traditional American and British ballads, has been singing old folk songs for nearly two decades. Her repertoire draws heavily upon the Scottish and English songs that became a staple for generations of singers in the southern and upper Appalachians. Her introduction to crankies at Augusta just a few summers ago set her love of creating crankies in motion. Students will work with Ellen to create their own hand-turned paper picture scroll using various collage techniques. The class can share their crankies at the Friday afternoon showcase and in Elkins City Park at the Augusta Festival on August 9. All levels. Materials fee: $25

APPALACHIAN STORYTELLING SUSANNA HOLSTEIN

Susanna “Granny Sue” Holstein develops her stories from folklore, history and personal narratives. A member of the National Storytelling Network, the West Virginia Storytelling Guild and several regional storytelling and writing organizations, she is also a published writer. The richness of Appalachian stories and culture will come alive as students develop their storytelling skills. Exploration through field trips, audio and video recordings and live performance will be part of this lively class as students learn basic storytelling techniques and how to incorporate these techniques to engage audiences and improve presentations.

PETER HORN

Peter Horn is a graduate of the Mittenwald Violinmakers School in Germany and worked with Scherl & Roth violin company for many years. This class covers common repair and maintenance methods of bow re-hairing, bridge and soundpost cutting, fingerboard planing, regluing a violin top, peg fitting, and all aspects of violin set-up. Participants may bring instruments for repairs. Bob Allbery: Assistant. Minimum age: 18. Materials fee: approximately $35 covers basic items; additional parts may be purchased as needed.

APPALACHIAN BROOM MAKING BRENDA HARMAN

Brenda Harman has been making brooms for more than 20 years and studied Broom Making at John C. Campbell Folk School. Students will learn to make a variety of hand-tied Appalachian brooms, besoms, kitchen brushes and whisks. Broom making, a traditional Appalachian craft, creates both a functional tool and a piece of art. Students are encouraged to bring an item from home to use as a broom handle. Long-sleeve shirt and pants are recommended as some people may have an allergic reaction to broom corn. Moderate hand and upper body strength are required. Some manual dexterity is needed. All levels are welcome. Limited to 8 students. Materials fee: $60

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YOUNG FOLKS AT AUGUSTA YOUNG FOLKS AT AUGUSTA

AUGUSTA FOR KIDS! Augusta for Kids is a program for youth between the ages of 8-12, who have completed second grade. The program is offered during Week 5. Students explore Appalachian heritage as they sing, dance, play instruments, tell stories, make crafts and play traditional games.

FOLK ARTS FOR KIDS

Augusta maintains the tradition of “passing it on” to new generations. While many of our regular classes are tailored for adults, younger persons who are able to maintain an adult level of participation are welcome. See Registration pg. 24 for information regarding youth chaperones. Scholarships are available for young folks for our regular sessions. To download a scholarship application form, go to www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org, click on the CLASSES tab and select Scholarships. Scholarships will be awarded as long as funding allows. Contact us for availability. For more information, see pg. 24, call 304-637-1209 or email Augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org

KYLIE PROUDFOOT PAYNE

Kylie Proudfoot Payne lives in Barbour County and graduated from Davis & Elkins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology / human services and art education. She currently teaches with ArtsBank, an artist-in-residence program in Randolph County schools. She is an award-winning landscape painter and dabbles in a variety of different art mediums. Folk Arts for Kids participants will explore visual art and other heritage crafts through the creation of a variety of artworks. They will paint, weave, create handmade paper, bind a sketchbook and more. Students will be given the opportunity to delve deeper into their interest in the arts while creating a solid foundation for how to take a project from start to finish. Art terms, elements and principles will be introduced informally.

TUITION: $360

PLUS Room & Board or other available options (see pg. 24). To register, specify Augusta for Kids.

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AUGUSTA FESTIVAL

augusta festival August 8-10

The Augusta Festival is the grand finale weekend that caps off the summer sessions. It’s a wonderful celebration of traditional dance, craft and music. And it is completely open to the public! AUGUSTA FESTIVAL DANCE Friday, August 8 , 8 p.m. The Augusta Festival kicks off with its first dance filled with contras and squares in the open-air pavilion. ADMISSION* AUGUSTA FESTIVAL IN THE PARK Saturday, August 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us for the family-style festivities that take place all day under tents in tree-shaded Elkins City Park and surrounding area. This year’s juried Craft Fair will have many of Appalachia’s finest artisans selling their unique creations. There is fun and entertainment for the entire family. FREE.

*No charge for Week 5 registered Augusta participants.

FESTIVAL CONCERT FEATURING MOUNTAIN STAGE! Saturday, August 9, 7:30 p.m. The Augusta Festival concert will feature a performance of the internationally syndicated radio program “Mountain Stage” with Larry Groce. Heard weekly on NPR stations across the country, “Mountain Stage” is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is celebrating its 31st year on the air. Keep your eyes on www.mountainstage.org and augustaheritagecenter.org for the lineup. Tickets available June 1 at www.dewv.edu. ADMISSION SATURDAY FESTIVAL DANCE Saturday, August 9. After the concert. Another chance to enjoy dancing contras and squares in the wonderful Dance Augusta Pavilion. ADMISSION* FESTIVAL GOSPEL SING Sunday, August 10, 10:30 a.m.. Please join us in song or just come listen to some wonderful voices in the stained glass beauty of Robbins Memorial Chapel on the D&E campus. FREE.

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FAQs About Registration and Scholarships ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?

WHAT LEVEL DO I SIGN UP FOR?

Please consider the following definitions when choosing a class: • Novice or From Scratch: Student has never tried the instrument, craft or type of dance. • Beginner: Student has basic knowledge of where the notes are, how to tune, but still needs considerable guidance in how to play. In theme week classes, student has basic knowledge, but may have no experience with the particular style of music. • Advancing Beginner: Student knows some basics, but is not yet playing at intermediate level. • Intermediate: Student has moderate repertoire of tunes and can play at normal speed. In couples dancing, student knows how to lead and follow. In a craft class, student has mastered the basics. • Advanced: Student has extensive experience and is able to concentrate solely on the subtleties of style and expanding repertoire.

ARE THERE GROUP DISCOUNTS?

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Group discounts granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of four or more - $50 tuition discount per person. Registrations requesting group discounts must be received no later than June 6, 2014, for all summer programs. Each member of a qualified group must list the same group name on registration form. All group members MUST register at the same time for the same week. Only full-time students are considered as part of a group for discount purposes. Chaperones and guests are not considered full-time students. Group discounts are not available for scholarship recipients. However, these students may be counted toward the total number in a group.

CAN I RECEIVE COLLEGE o CONTINUING ED CREDIT?

Davis & Elkins College offers undergraduate college credit for any full-time Augusta class (1 credit hour per week). To receive credit, you must pay a fee of $100 per credit hour at Sunday check-in. Transcripts may be requested via the following website: iwantmytranscript.com/dewv. The cost for each transcript is $10 and may be paid via debit/credit card. College credit applicants must be at least a high school junior. To determine if your Augusta classes may be used to fulfill continuing education requirements, please check with your employer.

WHAT ARE THE AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN?

A few basic rules apply for reasons of safety and for the benefit of all who attend Augusta: • Students taking classes may not bring infants or children to class. • Parents/chaperones are responsible for children outside of class. • Students under 18 must name an adult chaperone who has agreed to be responsible for them during their week at Augusta. • Chaperones not registered as students must pay a non-refundable/non-transferrable $100 chaperone fee (includes access to all special group sessions and evening events). Chaperones are not considered students and may not attend class. • If a young student is staying on campus, the chaperone must also stay on campus in the same room and pay housing and meal fees. • Students as young as 12 may enroll in adult classes if pre-approved by Augusta and the instructor. An adult level of participation is expected.

The Augusta Scholarship Program has nurtured the talent of hundreds of musicians, singers, dancers and artisans. Many have gone on to become professionals in their chosen fields. Those wishing to be considered must submit an application form, a registration form and a letter of recommendation from a non-family artist who is familiar with the applicant and can attest to his or her aptitude. Scholarships will be awarded as long as funding allows. Contact us for availability. Late applications are considered if funds are available. Scholarship awards do not include housing and meals. Applicants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Please contact us at Augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org or call 304-637-1209. To download a scholarship application form, go to www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org, click on the CLASSES tab, and select Scholarships. For information about tax deductible donations to the Augusta Scholarship Fund, please contact the Davis & Elkins College Development Office at 304-637-1338.

WHAT ARE THE ON-CAMPUS HOUSING o MEALS FEES? Residence Hall Pricing For All Weeks:

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6 nights: includes all meals from Sunday dinner through Saturday brunch* Double Occupancy - $415 per person if paid by June 15. $455 per person if paid after June 15. Single Occupancy (if available) - $555 per person if paid by June 15. $595 per person if paid after June 15. Prices include all taxes and fees.

*Week 5 includes 7 nights.

ADDITIONAL ON-CAMPUS SUMMER HOUSING INFORMATION:

A discounted early bird rate on housing is available until June 15 only. If you choose not to pay your housing in full at the time of registration, please include a $25 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit to reserve on-campus housing with your registration. Residence hall housing balance must be paid in full by Sunday check-in. Housing in Davis & Elkins College residence halls is available only for students enrolled in full-time Augusta classes and for paying chaperones of students under 18 (first-come, firstserved basis). An adult rooming with his/her child will not be placed with an additional non-family member roommate unless the adults make the request. If one adult and one child share a room, each pays full price. All multiple roommates pay for housing.

SAVE A STAMP AND TIME! You can register and pay by credit card online!

You may also mail the completed & signed registration form to: Augusta Heritage Center • Davis & Elkins College • 100 Campus Drive • Elkins, WV 26241

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REGISTRATION FORM

Registration & On-Campus Housing Form You may also register online at www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org or by phone at 304-637-1209. 2014 Tuition Guide

Name

Last Name

First Name

MI

(Tuition price does not include housing and meals.)

First Name for Badge

Address

City

Phone

State/Province

Zip

Home

Country

Birthdate F

Week #

$450 $450/week $450 $360/week

• Mini-Course tuition

$55

All registrations must include full tuition payment.

Daytime (if different)

Email Gender: M 

• Spring Music Week • Summer Weeks 1-5 • October Old-Time Week • Augusta for Kids 8-12

Emergency

Chaperone

Note: Youth under 18 at time of class require a chaperone.

Name

Name of Class or Theme Week

Phone

Instructor (if known)

Level

Subtotal (Full tuition due with Registration)

Reserve your on-campus student housing with a $25 non-refundable administrative fee per person for each week. Summer housing is in a campus residence hall. Spring Music and October Old-Time Weeks’ housing is Graceland Inn & Conference Center. If you would like to make a contribution to further the mission of the Augusta Heritage Center, please check one of the following:

 Annual Fund (use where needed)

 Augusta Scholarship Fund

 Margo Blevin Endowment

Group name (for discount): ____________________________________________(*LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Apply early.*)

 $50 (per person - requires 4 or more registrants) Checks or money orders are made payable to: Augusta Heritage Center. Please make a separate check for contributions.

Total Contribution Total Discount Total Payment

Any special needs? Roommate request ______________________________

 No preference of roommate  Non-smoker  Smoker  Early riser  Night owl  Private room preferred, if available

Credit card information (if applicable) Name on Card______________________________________________ Billing Address______________________________________________ Credit Card # ______________________________________________ Expiration date______________

3 digit V-Code (on back)___________

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS If you register and find you are unable to attend, you must notify Augusta by letter or email (Augusta@AugustaHeritageCenter.org). Cancellation and refund information: • • • • • • •

For cancellations received by close of business Friday (4:30 p.m. Eastern), 30 days prior to the program start date, Augusta will retain ¼ of the full tuition price. No refunds for cancellations received after close of business Friday (4:30 p.m. Eastern), 30 days prior to the program start date. No refunds for cancellations on or after Sunday check-in or for an early departure. All registrations are non-transferable to other students. Mini-course tuition is due in full upon registration and is non-refundable. Administrative fees (e.g.: housing deposits) are non-refundable and non-transferable. Augusta reserves the right to review each cancellation individually.

I have read and accept the cancellation policy above.

______________________________________________________________________________ Signature Date

For more details on classes and instructors, go to AugustaHeritageCenter.org!

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T hank You!

craft and folklore best in traditional music, dance, the ts sen pre ter Cen e itag Her a hop, performances August through its festival, classes, works rld wo the und aro and a chi ala l support for our from App and endowments also provide vita nts gra s, gift ual Ann s. ing ord and rec . internationally known programs tact Carol Schuler, tribution to Augusta, please con con a g kin ma ut abo tion rma v.edu For info (304) 637-1338 or schulerc@dew Vice President for Development, at

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College gratefully acknowledges the support of: Alan Bradbury Woodworking Mr. & Mrs. James G. Allen Mr. James Antaki Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Fund Inc. Mr. Bruce Artman Ms. Louise Bem Ms. Deborah A. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. James L. Berry Mr. Daniel Birnbaum Ms. Karen Bishop Mr. William J. Blackley Ms. Margo Blevin Denton & Mr. David A. Denton Mr. Edward V. Bowes Ms. Trish Bowes Mr. Jonathan L. Brandt Ms. Emily B. Branscome Mr. Terrance Brennan Ms. Pamela Byrne & Mr. John E. Huerta Ms. Rebecca Carroll Ms. Nina Casey Mr. Charles Chandler Jodi & Mark Crable Mr. & Mrs. Terence G. Cronin Mr. Jeffrey Dasher Ms. Carol Denney Mrs. Sandra DiBacco Dominion Foundation Ms. Charleye Dyer & Mr. James L. Doyle Ms. Sabra A. Everett Warner Forbes Mr. Paul Franklin Gifts as of March 31, 2014

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Ms. Rebecca French Ms. Rosemarie Gates Mr. & Mrs. James Gibbs Ms. Ellen Gozion Mr. Robert Gutheinz Ms. Cindy Harris Dr. & Mrs. Martin Hickey Ms. Karen Hillmer Leslie Jahnke Ms. Maureen Keelty Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kengor Dr. & Mrs. William E. King Ms. Marcijane Kraft Mr. James Lande Ms. Linda Lawler Ms. Joan L. Letendre Ms. Marilyn R. Leung Mr. Henry Lewis Mrs. Nancy K. Lockman & Mr. Brian Lockman Ms. Sarah Ott & Mr. Eugene N. Losey Mr. Peter Lucas Ms. Carolyn A. Luck Ms. Alice A. Talmadge & Mr. James E. Mahone Mr. Mark Marcin Ms. Erynn Marshall Mr. Richard Mason Mr. & Mrs. Kim Stephen Mattis Dr. & Mrs. Laurence B. McArthur Ms. Anne McCabe Ms. Karen E. McGrath Mr. Robert C. McQuillen* Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. Pauline & Peter Milius Ms. Karyn L. Molines & Mr. Gary Pendleton National Endowment for the Arts Mrs. Joyce M. Nestor & Mr. Robert G. Nestor Mr. Robert T. Nordmann & Mrs. Rochelle BlochNordmann

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Mr. George T. O’Brien Jr. Ms. Suzanne M. Saintonge & Mr. Thomas J. O’Farrell Nerses Ohanian Ms. Florette R. Orleans Mr. David C. Parman Mr. Robert C. Paulus Roger & Susan Perry Mr. Todd Post PSEG Matching Gift Program Dave & Karen Puffett Ms. Carmen Rexrode Ashby L. Rice III Ms. Dorothy L. Riddle Ms. Barbara A. Roach Ms. Marjorie Moses & Dr. Robert A. Rose Ms. Melissa Roser Mrs. Judith H. Savage & Mr. David J. Savage Mr. Brian E. Schentag Ms. Stephanie Stullich & Mr. Robert Schnabel Mr. Tres Seaver Mr. & Mrs. Ross Shearer Mrs. Adrienne M. Sherrill Siemens Industry Inc. Ms. Rebecca L. Snead Mr. Barry Speyer Mr. David Stettler Mr. Andrew T. Stewart Ms. Harriett B. Stolz Mr. & Mrs. Arthur K. Stuempfle Mr. Wayne Tack Ms. Susan M. Waggoner Ms. Ellen H. Wakefield Ms. Robbie Wedeen Wells Fargo Foundation West Virginia Division of Culture & History West Virginia Humanities Council Mr. Frank White Mr. Werter Willis Mr. James L. Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Roger Worthington Mr. George W. Yost Shea Zukowski

*Deceased


augusta heritage center all year long The Augusta Heritage Center is known throughout the country for its work in preserving the traditional arts and was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Folk Alliance International for more than 40 years of dedication to that effort.

The Heritage Center also includes the Augusta Folklife Program which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Humanities Council. Augusta Heritage Productions offers DVDs, CDs and publications that showcase the music and culture of Appalachia.

MOUNTAIN DANCE TRAIL KEEPS TRADITIONS KICKING

OCTOBER OLDTIME WEEK 2014

West Virginia is home to centuries-old square dance traditions that have entertained folks for generations and the Mountain Dance Trail, a project of the Augusta Heritage Center and Davis & Elkins College, is dedicated to celebrating that heritage. The project works with 16 communities known for their community square dances. Extending from just over the Virginia line to the Ohio border, communities involved are Marlinton, Dunmore, Monterey, Franklin, Upper Tract, Riverton, Harman, Thomas, Morgantown, Elkins, Helvetia, Pickens, Ireland, Sutton, Glenville and Henderson. The Mountain Dance Trail kicked off its third season this year, with more than 100 square dances slated for 2014. Everyone is invited to join in the fun with live music and callers from throughout the region. “Square dancing never really went away; it’s always been here,” says the Mountain Dance Trail Coordinator Rebecca Hill. “A new demographic is just now discovering it, and because of that local community square dances are flourishing.” The Mountain Dance Trail has been featured in The New York Times, on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” West Virginia Public Radio, Goldenseal and in local and regional newspapers. The project has received a $9,000 Challenge America Grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and a $6,876 grant from West Virginia Humanities Council to create a film about the community dances which is now available to the public. To keep track of square dances throughout the state, a complete dance schedule is available online at www.mountaindancetrail.org and in the 2014 brochure. Please call the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College at 304-637-1209 if you would like to share brochures in your community. Support for this project was provided by the West Virginia Humanities Council, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, the Country Song and Dance Society and the National Endowment for the Arts.

October Old-Time Week 2014 (October 26 - November 2) brings a wonderful array of talent to Augusta. This year Frank Lee teaches intermediate/ advanced old-time banjo, and Carl Jones teaches the beginning/intermediate banjo class. West Virginia’s Dave Bing and Jesse Milnes each teach intermediate/advanced level old-time fiddle; and Galax, Virginia, resident Erynn Marshall teaches the beginning/intermediate level fiddle class. Bob Heyer teaches old-time guitar (all levels). In addition to these 5-day classes, there will be special musical presentations and workshops and, of course, plenty of jamming. The week wraps up with the 21st Annual Augusta Old-Time Fiddlers’ Reunion featuring a unique square dance on Friday evening; performances by older generation master fiddlers and younger accomplished fiddlers from all over West Virginia all day Saturday; and a gospel sing on Sunday morning. All classes are intended for those who can already play their instrument to some extent and are ready to start learning Old-Time style, technique and repertoire.

AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER OUTREACH

Although Augusta Heritage Center is best known for its weeklong summer sessions, thousands more attend its public concerts, dances and festivals. Year-round activities also include folklife research and documentation, production of films and audio recordings for a national audience, and outreach programs for young people and the local community. Augusta-sponsored activities in the community enrich the quality of life in the Elkins area year-round including the popular “Pickin’ In The Park,” a weekly series of informal old-time and bluegrass jam sessions every Wednesday night. From mid-May through September, these jam sessions take place under the trees in Elkins City Park, attracting participants and spectators from throughout the region. The rest of the year Pickin’ continues in the lobby of Myles Center for the Arts on the D&E campus.

For more details on classes and instructors, go to AugustaHeritageCenter.org!

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The Highlands Experience

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Come to the Mountains!

ith its highest point reaching 4,782 feet toward the sky, Randolph County, West Virginia, truly puts you at the top of the Mountain State. As you take a breath of the cool, clean air and scan a panoramic view of the lush forest vistas, you’ll know why our state is called “Almost Heaven.” It’s here where you can relax and feel exhilarated at the same time. For down nearly every path is yet another part of nature to discover, enjoy and become part of. There are plenty of trails waiting for hikers to explore, and rivers that rush with a call to kayakers and rafters. It’s not hard to find world-class mountain biking trails, miles of pristine trout streams, and championship golf courses. As the gateway to the nearly one million-acre Monongahela National Forest, the area plays host to tens of thousands of tourists each year. Locals and visitors alike enjoy hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking and more in the “Mon.” A short stay here is often not long enough. Take some time to get to know our Highland region. Chances are something will beckon you back for more.

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The Highlands Experience

Night oDay at Augusta

Getting Here

Looking for a place to stay?

By car, Elkins is 2.5 hours from Charleston, W.Va.; 3 hours from Pittsburgh, Pa. (nearest large airport); 4 hours from Washington, D.C.; and 7 hours from New York City. Directions are available on the website. Rideshare requests are posted on the Augusta website. For more information, visit www.AugustaHeritageCenter.org, click on the Trip Planner tab and select Directions.

Randolph County has a diversity of lodging facilities, from cozy bed and breakfast inns to national chain hotels you’ve come to know. Unique to the area is the historic Graceland Inn, the elegant and beautifully restored Victorian mansion, on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. For those who prefer the great outdoors, campsites and campgrounds are plentiful throughout Graceland Inn the area.

It’s a sultry, summery 5 a.m. on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Dawn is about to brighten the sky. Outside it’s quiet – the first birds are just beginning to sing. Inside, where rooms will later be filled with music and dance, staff are setting up chairs, vacuuming and arranging music stands and dance boards. By 6 a.m., a few early-risers (or are they all-nighters?) are beginning to warm up their instruments on various verandas. A quiet waltz happens extemporaneously after the sun comes up and the aroma of breakfast floats through the air. Another day of Augusta is about to begin. From the early morning jams on the Halliehurst porch to the way past midnight rocking in The Icehouse, there is something special about experiencing 24 hours of Augusta. Caffeine will become your friend, along with all the other musicians, dancers and artists who have gathered on this beautiful campus in the Appalachians. As you look through this catalog, you will see why Augusta is one of the premier places to learn from some of the most talented and well-known experts in the fields of music, dance, craft and folkways. Look on our website for the full biographies of the amazing people who will be teaching this summer or catch a video on our Facebook page. But as wonderful as all this social media is, there’s nothing like being here. We realize that (sadly) not everyone can spend a full week at Augusta, so we also offer a great variety of evening mini-courses, dances and concerts. Whether you want to learn how to make gumbo, join in a contra dance or experience a great musical performance – if you’ve got the time, we’ve got the place. Augusta. This summer.

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n o i t a n ti

what do u do? DO RANDOLPH COUNTY!

at a campground or historic mansion at unique and local artisans boutiques a delicious gourmet meal in one of our rivers or forests Discover the

of West Virgini Virginia

Named one of the 100 Best Art Towns in America and the site of rich Civil War history, Elkins and Randolph County is the place for you and your family to Explore and Enjoy! u choose the adventure and we’ll put it together for u ! For more information and a list of community activities and events

800.422.3304 · www.randolphcountywv.com

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