Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop

Wednesday, July 25

Activity and Location

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration Check-in: Mallory-Towsley Lobby

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Optional Campus Tour: Mallory-Towsley Entrance

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.

Class Session 1: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Orientation, student and faculty introductions, basic overview of the workshop / icebreaker

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:25 p.m.

Class Session 2: Acoustic Jam! Breakout Session 1

Matthew Schroeder and Tom Clippert will explore a timeless classic during their break-out session workshops. The song will accommodate all levels and styles, and will serve as a canvas for the study of a variety of fingerstyle guitar topics. Participants will have the opportunity to join Matt and Tom in a performance of the song during the wrap up concert on the final day of the workshop.

Group 1, Clippert Repertoire Workshop:  Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106

Group 2, Schroeder Repertoire Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 107

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Class Session 3: Acoustic Jam! Breakout Session 2

Group 1, Schroeder Repertoire Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 107

Group 2, Clippert Repertoire Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Wrap-up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Time to pack up your guitar and music, talk to fellow attendees, and ask questions of instructors or Interlochen staff before moving on to the next scheduled event.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Break, Open Practice and Social Time

7:30- 9:00 p.m.

Faculty Concert featuring Peppino D’Agostino: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

9:00 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Thursday, July 26

Activity and Location

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Open Practice: Mallory-Towsley Great Room and Classrooms

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Class Session 4: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

Warm-Up Essentials with Tom Clippert.

Together we will prepare our hands, minds and bodies to be ready for the musical journeys of the day. Your hands will be ready and you will be armed with useful warm-up strategies for every day. Standard tuning for this workshop.

9:50 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Class Session 5: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Guest Artist Workshop: Richard Smith

Description TBA.

11:30 a.m. - Noon

Wrap-up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Time to pack up your guitar and music, talk to fellow attendees, and ask questions of instructors or Interlochen staff before moving on to the next scheduled event.  

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break, Open Practice and Social Time

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Class Session 6: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Guest Artist Workshop: Peppino D’Agostino

Description TBA.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 4:25 p.m.

Class Session 7: Acoustic Jam! Breakout Session 3

Group 1, Clippert Repertoire Workshop:  Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106

Group 2, Schroeder Repertoire Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 107

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Class Session 8: Acoustic Jam! Breakout Session 4

Group 1, Schroeder Repertoire Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 107

Group 2, Clippert Repertoire Workshop: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Wrap-up: Mallory-Towsley Classrooms 106/107

Time to pack up your guitar and music, talk to fellow attendees, and ask questions of instructors or Interlochen staff before moving on to the next scheduled event.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Break, Open Practice and Social Time

7:30 p.m.

Open Mic at the Karlin Inn, 7484 Karlin Rd, Interlochen, MI. (231) 263-7995

The open mic gives everyone a chance to share their music in a relaxed atmosphere. (Food and beverages available - kitchen closes at 9:30 p.m.)

Class Concludes for Evening

Friday, July 27

Activity and Location

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Open Practice: Mallory-Towsley Great Room and Classrooms

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

Class Session 9: Mallory-Towsley Classroom 106/107

Warm-up Essentials with Tom Clippert.

Together we will prepare our hands, minds and bodies to be ready for the musical journeys of the day. Your hands will be ready and you will be armed with useful warm-up strategies for every day. Standard tunings for this workshop session.

9:50 - 10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Class Session 10: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Guest Artist Workshop: Richard Smith

*Session description TBA.

11:30 - Noon

Wrap up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Time to pack up your guitar and music, talk to fellow attendees, and ask questions of instructors or Interlochen staff before moving on to the next scheduled event.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break, Open Practice and Social Time

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Class Session 11: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Guest Artist Workshop: Peppino D’Agostino

*Session description TBA.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Class Session 12: Special Interest Session - Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Luthier Jason Kostal of Kostal Guitars

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Wrap up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Break, Open Practice and Social Time

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Faculty Concert featuring Richard Smith: Mallory-Towsley Great Room  

9:00 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Saturday, July 28

Activity and Location

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Open Practice: Mallory-Towsley Great Room and Classrooms

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Class Session 13: Performance Workshop - Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Peppino D’Agostino, Richard Smith, Matthew Schroeder and Tom Clippert. This is the one time during the workshop where all participants and faculty will be together! We will discuss topics related to performing. Workshop attendees are welcome to ask questions and play for feedback.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break, Open Practice and Social Time

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Rehearsal and Performance Setup: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

Acoustic Jam Groups 1 and 2 come together for the final rehearsal and stage set up.

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop Participants and Faculty Concert

Mallory-Towsley Great Room

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wrap up: Mallory-Towsley Great Room

One more chance to interact with fellow attendees as we say our goodbyes for the year.

5:00 p.m.

Course Conclusion

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments.

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