Daily Activity Schedule

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(This 2017 schedule is subject to change.  Changes will be made on this page, and you will receive a final hardcopy schedule at check-in.)

Thursday, May 25

  • 1:00 – 2:30 — Instructor/Staff Check-In (Dyer Hall)
  • 2:00 – 9:00 — Participant Registration/Check-In (Dyer Hall)
  • 3:00 – 4:00 — Staff Meeting (Dyer Hall Conference Room)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 — Dinner (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 5:45 – 6:45 — Dulcimer Orchestra for All (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 7:10 – 7:45 — Welcome, Orientation, Instructor Introductions (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 8:30 – 9:30 — Instructors Jam:  Come listen as instructors make their way around the circle, then all join in.  (Dyer Hall Conference Room)

Friday, May 26

  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 — Roddy Moore’s “Explorations in a Mountain Dulcimer Collection” (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 10:10 – 10:25 — Break / Vendors Area Open (Dyer Hall Conference Room)
  • 10:30 – 11:45 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 — Lunch (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 1:15 – 2:30 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls) / Repair Shop Open (Dyer Hall)
  • 2:30 – 3:25 — Break / Vendors Area Open / Visit Blue Ridge Institute Galleries and Farm Museum / Jam With Friends / Rest
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)/ Repair Shop Open (Dyer Hall)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 — Dinner (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 6:15 – 7:15 — Dulcimer Orchestra Rehearsal (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 7:45 – 9:30 — Concert (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 9:45 – 10:45 — Choose Your Jam: Tortoise, Hare, Singing (Dyer Hall, Exact Locations and Leaders TBA)

Don’t forget to sign up for Sunday morning’s song share, a solo/group sharing of tunes and songs.  Sign-Up Sheet Is On the Dyer Hall Check-In Table.

Saturday, May 27

  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 — Jon Pickow’s “Ritchie Family Music” (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 10:10 – 10:25 — Break and Vendors Area Open (Dyer Hall Conference Room)
  • 10:30 – 11:45 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)/ Repair Shop Open (Dyer Hall)
  • 12:00 – 1:00 — Lunch (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 1:15 – 2:30 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)/ Repair Shop Open (Dyer Hall)
  • 2:35 – 2:45 — Group Photo With Instruments (Dyer Hall Outdoor Patio; Instructors Seated on First Row, Students Standing Behind Instructors)
  • 2:45 – 3:25 — Break / Vendors Area Open / Repair Shop Open / Visit Blue Ridge Institute Galleries and Farm Museum / Jam With Friends / Rest  (Last Opportunity to Purchase CD’s, Books, Etc. in Vendor Area)
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)/ Repair Shop Open
  • 5:00 – 6:00 — Dinner (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 6:15 – 7:15 — Dulcimer Orchestra Rehearsal (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 7:45 – 9:30 — Concert (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 9:45 – 10:45 — Choose Your Jam: Tortoise, Hare, Singing (Dyer Hall, Locations and Leaders TBA)

Don’t forget to sign up for Sunday morning’s song share, a solo/group sharing of tunes and songs.  Sign-Up Sheet Is On the Dyer Hall Check-In Table.

Sunday, May 28

  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 — Farewell Gathering For Participants and Significant Others (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
    • Dulcimer Orchestra Performance
    • Student Solo and Group Performances of Tunes and Songs
    • Closing Remarks
  • 1:00 — Checkout Deadline From Dyer Hall

Don’t forget to turn in your key card, your name tag lanyard, and your evaluation form at the check-in desk in Dyer Hall. 

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