Welcome!

Welcome to the Monroe Music Camp website! We are proud to offer original bluegrass music instruction on Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, and Harmony Singing-the quintessential instrumentation of a Bluegrass Band!  Our 6th Annual Monroe Mandolin Camp will be: SEPTEMBER 18-22, 2019.

Over the years, Original Blue Grass Boys: Roland White, Tom Ewing, Blake Williams, Mark Hembree, Glen Duncan, Byron Berline, Bob Black, Robert Bowlin, Bobby Hicks, Mark Kuykendall, Mike Bub, Buddy Spicher, and James Monroe have joined our world class instructors, luthiers, and special presentors including: Mike Compton, David Davis, Skip Gorman, John Keith, Mark Royal, Casey Campbell, Chris Henry, Paul Duff, Will Kimble, Raymond Huffmaster, Mississippi Chris Sharp, Tony Willianson, Richie Brown, Lauren Price, Sharon Gilchrist, Alan O’Bryant (Banjo), Adam Tanner (Old-Time Track), Walter Carter, Martin Fisher, Lynn Dudenbostel, Richie Brown, Brian Christianson, Rich del Grosso (Blues), Tom Ellis, Caleb Klauder (Old-Time Track), Jody Stecher (guitar & vocal), Alan Munde (banjo), Matt Flinner (Play-It-Forward Track), and many others.

Acting as preservationists for the innovative, original and groundbreaking music as created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (who were every bit active co-collaborators in the creation of this music)  the Monroe Mandolin Camp offers a niche stylized focus on this original Americana genre called Bluegrass music.   Through our instructors, support musicians and staff, in addition to giving all participants a full immersion and hands-on indepth learning and playing experience, we  continue to foster an incredible international community of folks who bring this original bluegrass music home with them,  building platforms and connections for the next generation of young musicians.

Participants will once again have over 100 classes to choose from, one-on-one knee-to-knee individual tutorials with an instructor of their choice, organized slow, intermediate and fast jams to join each evening, daily Special Presentations that enhance the formal instruction portion each day, a special evening Concert led by our instructional staff, the traditional pre-camp opening night party jam, and so much more!  In 2019, we are introducing a new section called “Bluegrass Band Master Coaching”.

MMC will once again hold it’s Video Scholarship Competitions for Mandolin, Fiddle, and Banjo.  Please jump to “Video Scholarship” tab for all dates and informations on how to submit your video.  Winner will receive a full tuition scholarship, including a camp t-shirt.  Judged by leaders in the bluegrass community, this is your chance to win!

Mark September 17, 2019 (Tuesday) on your calendar!  Our 2019 Instructors and Special Guests-including our video scholarship winners- will be playing at the ‘World-Famous STATION INN’,  downtown Nashville, TN.  9:00 pm show time.  It promises to be an evening of great music, stories, and fun!

Through our generous sponsors and donors, we are pleased to announce we will be offering 6 full tuition scholarships to any school age attendee (age 5 through college).  Those interested, please send an email to monroemandolincamp@gmail.com for more information on this.

MINI-MON-CAMP RETREATS: Starting in 2019, MMC will be taking this learning experience on the road and coming to a community near you with an abbreviated retreat camp.  The first one will be held at the EARL SCRUGGS CENTER in Shelby, NC.  Dates are April 19-20, 2019.  Registration details will be coming soon!

GIFT CERTIFICATES: If you are interested in gifting this musical immersion experience for a special someone in your life, send an email to monroemandolincamp@gmail.com. Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations of a new instrument, and for whatever and every reason!

We look forward to welcoming you for the first time—or welcoming you back—to the Monroe Mandolin & Music Camp experience!

Cheers,
Mike Compton
Heidi Herzog