Jan Hester

Monroe Mandolin Camp 2016 was my first experience at a music camp. As a beginning mandolin player, this camp was incredible. The instructors were so interested in helping, lending their experience to help you learn. They were always available to answer questions, show you a lick, give instruction outside of the scheduled class or just chat. The friendships and interactions with other mandolin players was awesome. And, the Camp book that contained all the instructors tunes, examples and information is a study book in itself! On top of all of this goodness, you get to meet Heidi Herzog and Mike Compton who put this all together and make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. This is a such a wonderful place to learn-no matter what your skill level! I hope ALL bluegrass music players get to experience MonManCamp! —Jan Hester, September 17, 2017

Craig Coleman

I have attended Monroe Mandolin Camp each year it has been offered. I have made life-long friends and acquaintances that love and respect the traditional, Monroe-inspired Bluegrass music that I have loved and respected, especially the mandolin playing of Bill Monroe. not only do attendees have a great time at camp, but attendees are able to push themselves to gain a better understanding of the timing, taste, excitement and subtle nuances that separate the mandolin of Bill Monroe from others. Anyone that is a fan of the rawness and vulnerability of the original Bluegrass music developed by Monroe and the music that influenced him will definitely enjoy Monroe Mandolin Camp.” —J. Craig Coleman, Ed.D., September 17, 2017

George del Porto

I have been to Monroe Mandolin Camp for three years now and love it.

Sitting around eating pizza and refreshments, jamming with Mike Compton himself, and other instructors is pretty much a high point for me!! I have many, many instructor friends, luthier friends like Paul Duff and Will Kimble, and students from USA and abroad.

I love the atmosphere of the camp. It is like a continuum between instructor and student with no distinction. It is like we are all on a path to improve our musicianship by studying Mr. MONROE’s artistry.

I have been to many camps, but have never felt so much a part of a family as I do at this camp.

See you in September! —George del Porto, September 17, 2017