2017 Information and Reservations.
We are pleased to offer our sixth N.C. academy in Wilkesboro at the Holiday Inn Express, beginning the evening of Thursday, May 4, 2017 through midday Sunday, May 7, 2017.
While we enjoy performing at venues across the country and in Europe (and more recently Australia), the Academy is the highlight of our musical year.
- Individual instrument classes in guitar, banjo, bass (upright and bass guitar), violin, viola, and cello.
- Three full days and four nights of classes, jamming and sharing time with like-minded people.
Attending our 2017 Music Academy offers:
We emphasize that, as always, the Academy is for participants at all musical levels, from beginners to advanced.
- An opportunity for classical and folk musicians to meet in Wilkesboro, the heart of American Folk Music, and to participate in the merging of the musical world of both genres.
- A unique, one-of-a-kind, musical workshop.
- A discovery of the unity of the musical world through illuminating workshops, group discussions, jam sessions, targeted lectures and concerts.
- An understanding of and appreciation for music on a deeper level.
- A shared insight into the inner workings of the “emotional language” of music.
- An opportunity for participants to perform at the Academy “Night of the Stars” on Saturday evening.
- Three uplifting days filled with music and great food.
- The opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones.
THE KONTRAS QUARTET
- A highly skilled and professional string quartet based in Chicago
- Experienced performers and scholars
- Performed with and held residencies with several orchestras nationwide
- Performed and recorded with The Kruger Brothers including The Late Night Show with David Letterman
- Performed with The Kruger Brothers at the world premiere of Lucid Dreamer and Roan Mountain Suite
- Represent the music and cultural influences of three different countries
- Total package – Full Academy attendance and meals (includes three nights lodging at the Holiday Inn Express) – $985
- Full Academy attendance and meals (without hotel lodging) – $785
- Non-Participating Partners – access to jam sessions, concerts, and meals but not classes – $485
(Full fee is required at the time of reservation for partner of a full-priced participant.)
The Wilkesboro Holiday Inn Express allows participants the opportunity for longer jam sessions and interaction among participants and the Kruger Brothers. Short and simple; it just gives everyone more time.