Dulcimer Solo with The Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra
Start Date: September 3, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description: This is a FREE concert open to the public in Tuscora Park. This is an outdoor concert, but there is an indoor location in case of inclement weather. Please check the website for updates. Mark Wade will perform 4 solos with the orchestra.
"Streams of Mercy", an original composition for Hammered Dulcimer and Orchestra, based on the hymns, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing", "I Will Arise and Come to Jesus", and "Be Thou My Vision".
Description: Giving recitals and concerts. More TBD
North East Ohio Hammered Dulcimer Weekend
Start Date: November 17, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: November 19, 2017
Description: Tina Bergmann and I are hosting a weekend hammered dulcimer retreat in Akron, Ohio just for beginners and intermediate players! Absolutely all beginners are welcome–even complete rank beginners. The beginners' classes will also be a helpful review for those who have played for a bit, and will focus on topics like: how to hold the hammers properly, posture and ergonomics with regard to stand height and angle, simple exercises for improving accuracy, ensemble skills, tunes that teach bigger concepts, chords, tuning, and more! There will also be helpful sessions for intermediate players who are ready for a bit more depth. There are a number of ways that Tina and I are prepared to coteach sessions depending on how many register and the array of experience levels. We both love teaching students who are new to the instrument and we are probably more patient with beginners and intermediate players than you are with yourselves! We promise: No Dulcimer Left Behind! This weekend offers 10 sessions, lunches, concert admission, slow jams, optional private lessons at reduced rates and a perfect workshop location. We will be at Copley High School's spacious band and choir rooms complete with an overhead projector of birds-eye view of instructor dulcimers for all to see. Everything is handicapped accessible with close drop off for instruments.
Address: Copley High School Band and Choir Rooms. 3807 Ridgewood Rd. Akron, OH 44321