Blue Ridge OLD-Time Music Week

June 5 – June 11, 2022

The 30th Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week (BROTMW) will be held on the campus of Mars Hill University June 5-11, 2022. Make plans to join us!

All housing will be single bedrooms only.

 Cost to attend:

  • Non A/C Room  $679
  • A/C Room            $729
  • Commuter          $429
  • Mini Classes        $89 each (Shaped Note Singing is FREE)

On campus plan includes dorm room, morning class, t shirt and all meals. Commuter plan includes morning class, lunch and t shirt.

*Local students participating in mini-classes only will not receive a t-shirt, but can purchase one for an additional $15 charge.

New in 2022!

As requested, we are now offering swim time slots in the afternoon at our in-door pool during mini-class instructional time. You may choose from a 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm time slot. Price for the week will be the same as a mini-class. Come prepared. Towels are not provided.

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2022 Classes

  • Advanced Fiddle: David Bragger and Susan Platz (Class is full. Please call 828-689-1167 to be added to a waiting list) 
  • Intermediate Fiddle: Tricia Spencer (Class is full. Please call 828-689-1167 to be added to a waiting list) 
  • Early Intermediate Fiddle: Josh Goforth
  • Advanced Banjo: Rachel Eddy (Class is full. Please call 828-689-1167 to be added to a waiting list) 
  • Intermediate and Advanced Bass: Kellie Allen
  • Intermediate Banjo: Robby Robertson
  • Early Intermediate Banjo: Bob Buckingham
  • Advanced Guitar: Howard Rains
  • Intermediate Guitar: Hilary Dirlam
  • Early Intermediate Guitar: Susie Coleman
  • Fiddle Rags & Blues: Mick & Evan Kinney
  • Rhythm & Repertoire: Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones (Class is full. Please call 828-689-1167 to be added to a waiting list) 
  • Old-Time Mandolin Intermediate/Advanced: Adam Tanner
  • Advanced Dulcimer: Hunter Walker
  • Intermediate Dulcimer: Margaret Wright
  • Appalachian Singing Styles: Sam Gleaves and Kay Justice

To be placed on a waiting list, call 828-689-1167.

Mini-Courses

These classes are 50 minutes long and require a separate fee.

1pm

  • Fiddle Tune from Alonzo Jones: David Bragger and Susan Platz
  • Beginning Banjo: Lloyd Wright
  • Continuing Uke/Singing: Charlie and Nancy Hartness
  • All-In-One Jam Class: Hilary Dirlam and Mary Gordon
  • 2 Finger Banjo, Jerry Adams Style: Josh Goforth
  • Swim

2pm

  • Texas Fiddle Tunes the Old Way: Howard Rains
  • Stripling Brothers Tunes, all instruments: Adam Tanner
  • Advanced Old Time Guitar: Evan Kinney
  • Carter Family songs: Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen
  • Swim

3pm

  • Grandma’s Cheats – fiddle: Tricia Spencer
  • Banjo Chords for Rags and Blues: Mick Kinney
  • Shape Note Singing: Laura Boosinger
  • Mandolin Magic: Bob Buckingham
  • Swim

4pm

  • Bob D’s Dance (Free)

To be placed on a waiting list, call 828-689-1167.

 

2022 Registration (Now Open!)

Class Descriptions

Contact

Conferences and Events
P.O. Box 6785
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-689-1167
conferences@mhu.edu