Daily Activity Schedule

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(This 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 24

  • 1:00 – 2:30 — Instructor/Staff Check-In (Dyer Hall)
  • 2:00 – 8:00 — 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 – 8:15 — Welcome, Orientation, Instructor Introductions (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 8:45 – 9:30 — Jamming for Everyone (Dyer Hall Conference Room)

Ben Seymour is our resident Dulcimer Doctor.  If you have a mountain dulcimer in need of repair, see Ben as soon as possible.

Friday, May 25

  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 — Ken Bloom’s “European Forms of the Mountain Dulcimer” (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 10:10 – 10:25 — Return to Dyer and Clark Halls for Workshops / 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)
  • 1:00 – 1:20 — Break / Vendors Area Open / Visit Blue Ridge Institute Galleries and Farm Museum / Jam With Friends
  • 1:30 – 1:45 — Group Photo (Dyer Hall Outside Patio; Instructors Seated on First Row; Students Standing Behind Instructors; Bring Your Dulcimer)
  • 2:00 – 3:15 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)
  • 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)
  • 7:40 – 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–solo/group sharing of tunes, songs, poems with accompaniment.  Please plan to keep performances to three minutes.  (Sign-Up Sheet Is On the Dyer Hall Check-In Table.)

Saturday, May 26

  • 7:30 – 8:45 — Breakfast (Franklin Hall, 2nd Floor Dining Hall)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 — Phyllis & Jim Gaskins’ “Galax Dulcimer:  A Melton Family Tradition”  (Franklin Hall, 1st Floor Panther’s Den)
  • 10:15 – 10:25 — Return to Dyer and Clark Halls for Workshops / 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)
  • 1:00 – 1:45 — 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 and Books in Vendors Area)
  • 2:00 – 3:30 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)
  • 3:30 – 4:45 — Workshops (Dyer and Clark Halls)
  • 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)
  • 7:40 – 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–solo/group sharing of tunes, songs, poems with accompaniment.  Please keep performances to three minutes.  (Sign-Up Sheet Is On the Dyer Hall Check-In Table.)

Sunday, May 27

  • 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, key card, name tag lanyard, and your evaluation form at the check-in desk in Dyer Hall. 

We loved having you with us.  Play well!

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