Handmade Music School Workshops offer unique learning experiences in music or dance with master teachers at the Floyd Country Store. The workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals. Register today for a shorter 1-2 hour workshop, an all-day learning experience, or a multi-day camp!

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The Handmade Music School presents an in-depth vocal workshop with Alice Gerrard: Masters and Community in Traditional Music on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The cost is $75.00 for early bird registration (through December 1st) or $85.00 after. Lunch is provided by The Floyd Country Store and is included in the cost.

Enjoy a full day of in-depth instruction from the legendary Alice Gerrard. This vocal workshop will begin by delving into the stories and voices of the musicians and culture that paved the way for the traditional music of today. We will then apply that knowledge while learning tunes and songs with an emphasis on style. There will be opportunities to work with others in the class through harmony, duet or trio singing as well as solo work. Geared towards folks who already love to sing, this workshop is an opportunity to dig deeper into traditional music. If you play an instrument at an intermediate level or beyond, please bring it along.

About Alice Gerrard

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/musician Alice Gerrard is a celebrated pioneer and a legend in her own time. Known for her ground-breaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens in the 1960’s and 70s, this duo produced four classic LPs and was a major influence and inspiration for scores of young women singers. She has recorded over twenty albums, been featured in two documentary films and founded the Old-Time Herald magazine. Her honors include a Virginia Arts Commission Award, the North Carolina Folklore Society Tommy Jarrell Award, and the Swannanoa Gathering’s Master Music Maker Award for lifetime achievement in 2015.

For more information, visit out Alice’s website.


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