Contemporary Folk Week welcomes back multiple Grammy-winner Janis Ian and folk veteran Cliff Eberhardt as well as newcomer and Red Molly vocalist Laurie MacAllister to next year’s staff, joining our stellar team of veteran singer/songwriters.
Drawing on tradition and innovation, our instructors bring a world of practical and imaginative experience to help you create and perform the music that makes your heart sing. Whether you’re trying out material at a local ‘open mike’, a performer gaining some experience, a working musician looking for some help in reaching your next goal, or someone who would simply like to feel more confident pulling that guitar out in front of others, we’re here to help, and our foundations are support, fun, and community. Our top-notch staff, knowledgeable in the various aspects of both the art and business of contemporary acoustic music, can help you achieve your goals. Choose from a wide variety of songwriting, performance, vocal and creativity classes which all stress supportive interaction among staff and students and individual attention to students’ needs.
Contemporary Folk Week runs concurrently with Guitar Week using the same schedule, so it’s easy to take classes in either program.