Welcome to the Monroe Music Camp, where legends pass on the torch to todays players, offering the finest traditional instruction on Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Upright Bass, and Harmony Singing – the quintessential instrumentation of a Bluegrass Band!
Our 7th Annual Monroe Mandolin Camp will be:
SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2020
DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, TN
Offering an instructional approach that solely focuses on the groundbreaking, original, and innovative Bluegrass music created and developed by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, and the music that influenced them, MonManCamp is the only camp in the world that offers this disciplined niche stylized teaching – all Monroe, all the time. Our instructors, support musicians and staff provide all participants a full immersion hands-on indepth learning and playing experience. In addition, MonManCamp is committed to fostering a learning space that builds community throughout the world, as well as platforms and connections for the next generation of young musicians. #Building Community Thru Music.
* over 100 classes to choose from;
* one-on-one knee-to-knee individual tutorials with an instructor of your choice;
* daily organized beginner, slow, intermediate and fast jams;
* camp manual with all class handouts provided;
* daily Special Presentations;
* Evening Concert led by our instructional staff;
* a pre-camp opening night party jam (dinner provided!);
* luthier diagnostic repair shop on-site;
* instructor led yoga, on-site gym, on-site swimming pool;
* nightly jams around a campfire;
* Saturday night PIG ROAST and all the fixings (award winning bbq chef);
* catered hot meals, snacks and coffee during breaks;
* much more!
Covid-19 Update: Monroe Mandolin Camp follows the State of TN guidelines for safety (Gov Lee Executive Order #38, 5/22/20. You may read the entire order here- https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/pub/execorders/exec-orders-lee38.pdf). By registering for a Monroe Mandolin Camp event, participant acknowledges that Covid-19 is a virus that is present in our community. Monroe Mandolin Camp makes no representation that we can protect participant from accidental exposure. And participant agrees that by attending the event, that they waive any and all potential claims as it relates to Covid-19.
New for 2020: MMC Ambassadors
We have created an “MMC Ambassador” program to connect first timers to camp, beginners in their playing, newbies to bluegrass music, etc. and pair them with a ‘seasoned’ camper…a one on one opportunity for connection. Whether to ask questions on what to expect at camp via email or phone call exchange, or to have someone to show them the ropes the first day of camp, or talking about this incredible music, this Ambassador program is really about connecting new folks to the MMC Community, welcoming them, including them into the family prior to camp. Anyone signing up for camp can be connected. We have a whole host of guys and gals who have attended who are available! When you sign up, we’ll send you an email asking if you’d like to be connected with someone at camp. It’s just another way of ‘paying it forward’ that we love about this group.
Video Scholarship Competitions
Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo and NEW for 2020 – GUITAR!
Judged by world-class Bluegrass players, the winner in each category will receive a full tuition scholarship. Please visit Video Scholarship Competitions page for all dates and informations on how to submit your video.
“A Night of Monroe’s Bluegrass Classics”
September 15, 2020
Our 2020 Instructors and Special Guests will be playing a fundraising benefit concert in downtown Nashville, TN. In 2019, our special guests included Ricky Skaggs, and kicking off the second set, Carolina Blue! More details coming soon.
Student Apprentice Program
We will once again be offering an “Apprentice Program” for a student interested in pursuing a bluegrass music teaching career. Information can be found under “Learning” menu.
Through our generous sponsors and donors, we are pleased to announce that ALL school age attendee (age 5 through college) will receive a partial scholarship of $100 to help defray costs. Those interested, please send an email to email@example.com for more information on this.
Accessibility Monroe Mandolin Camp is committed to creating a learning environment that meets the needs of its diverse body and is accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities.
GIFT CERTIFICATES If you are interested in gifting this musical immersion experience for a special someone in your life, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations of a new instrument, and for whatever and every reason!
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, Kathy Kallick, Tammy King, Charlie Cushman, Todd Phillips,Tony Williamson, 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.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Monroe Mandolin Camp experience!