Welcome to Summit School! Our spring semester of classes has just begun!
There are 20 classes this semester, two new classes and one new instructor. We are also introducing a Saturday morning series for children - 6 weeks to explore various traditions with your favorite Summit School teachers.
We are pleased to introduce "Master Classes". Explore your favorite traditions at your own pace with one of Summit School's finest teachers. Whether brand new to an instrument or approaching mastery, our Master classes have been created to offer you individualized attention in a schedule that works best for you - whether a one time tutorial or review; or, an ongoing instruction. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this unique Summit School offering and opportunity.
What's coming up.... Potluck Thursdays continue to explore new topics, performers, presentations. Here's what's happening in April:
4-18: 6-8 p.m. SONG SWAP! Bring your instruments, your songs, and your voice. This open edition of Potluck Thursday is a favorite and fun way to share music of all styles! Join us.
4-25: 6-8 p.m. AWAKE MY SOUL (FILM) PRESENTED BY IAN SMILEY (AND SPONSORED BY NEW CITY GALLERIE) . Join Ian for this look at the world of Shapenote singing (in anticipation of Tim Eriksen’s workshop and showcase on 4/27)
Also, coming to Summit in April…Saturday, April 20: 11:00 a.m. at the Kellogg Hubbard Library, Summit School will hold our “Summit Songs” for Poem City. Submit an original poem to us. Our teachers and students will be turning your poem into a song and the top submissions will be performed at the Kellogg Hubbard Library on Saturday, April 20. Send in something you’ve written to email@example.com and see how musical your words can be.
Saturday, April 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Summit School welcomes TIM ERIKSEN AND THE TRIO DE PUMPKINTOWN WORKSHOP AND SHOWCASE EVENT. Purchase tickets in advance here on our website events page (SURE TO BE A SELLOUT) and join us for this rare opportunity to work with the premier shape note singer in traditional music.
Saturday, May 4th 3:00 p.m Workshops with THE TEETOTALLERS in conjunction with the Barre Opera House! Join Summit School as we welcome Martin Hayes, John Doyle, and Kevin Crawford in Barre for one of three workshops to explore Irish fiddle, guitar, flute and whistle. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Saturday, June 8th, RED TAIL RING WORKSHOP AND SHOWCASE EVENT - Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry. As performers, they balance an enduring regard for the ballads and refrains of times past with a restless desire to create melodies and narratives that resonate with listeners. In Red Tail Ring the duo also taps into each musician's distinct roots.
July 27th through August 2nd, 9:00 to 4:00 p.m each day; SUMMIT SCHOOL TRAD CAMP IS BACK! Sign up now for confirmed placement. Details are posted on the Trad Camp page link (above).
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Anytime you have a suggestion or comment, please know our door is always open.Stop in at our new office, send an email, call, or introduce yourself at one of our classes, workshops and showcase events. I'd love to know you and know more about how we, together, can make Summit School grow and thrive. How can you help? Participate in our classes, attend our workshops and concerts and those of our teachers and students, underwrite an event through your business, "like" us on Facebook where much of our current news and info lives, spread the word about Summit. Send us your email and sign up for our e-newsletter. Share the music! And check back here often for updates and news!
Thanks for all the ways you support Summit School and participate in our music community!
Mary L. Collins
Cell: 802.371.8125 School: 802.917.1186
Thanks for supporting Summit School and our music community!