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February 1, 2013 | 5th annual River of the West Mandolin Camp
Sign up now! River of the West Mandolin Camp June 6 - 9, 2013
The fifth annual River of the West Mandolin Camp (June 6 - 9, 2013) promises four days of mandolin immersion with the finest mandolin performers and educators in the world. It will be held in the Columbia River Gorge, 20 miles east of Portland, Oregon. This year's Camp features Don Stiernberg, Carlo Aonzo, Radim Zenkl, and Brian Oberlin as mandolin instructors. Aside from the scheduled workshops, encompassing jazz, swing, bluegrass, Italian classical, Latin, and solo mandolin, there will be faculty and student concerts. The maximum student capacity is 45, and everyone will have the opportunity to attend all of the workshops and play in an ensemble with the instructor of his/her choice. Tuition is $500 which includes lodging, meals, and all activities. Visit camp website for full details.