MANDOLIN CONGRESS 2017
Welcome to the Fifth Annual Spokane Mandolin Congress! This
event brings together a common passion for the mandolin and its many voices,
expressed in such diversity among our panel that you should leave the day’s
workshops enriched and inspired to explore new sounds and ideas with your
instrument. Arrive hungry for music, leave fulfilled, and have fun! This year’s
panel includes Don Stiernberg and Chad Fadely.
2017 Mandolin Congress
A day-long series of mandolin workshops at all levels taught by a panel
of professional mandolin instructors
including the great jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg,
and bluegrass pro Chad
WHEN: Saturday November 18 2017 9am – 5pm, evening concerts at Kelly’s
Underground from 7 to 10pm
home of Daniel Gore, 2120 S. Post, Spokane WA 99203 (Kelly’s
Underground 1301 W 14th
Ave, Spokane, WA 99204)
Gore 509-838-9135 email@example.com
$100 (this is a suggested donation) ; please reserve a space!
and ample street parking
RESERVATIONS: Space is
limited to about 35 students. Please reserve your space now if you want to
Bring something for lunch and snacks. Other refreshments will be
Many of you may be traveling a long way to get to the Congress, but don’t
get a room yet. I have space with a bed or two and much floor space. There are
friends who also open their homes to our guests and that always works out well.
Just let me know if you need this.
mandolin concerts performed by members of the panel will begin at
Underground, starting at 7:30pm. A donation of $15 is collected at the
you did not attend the workshops. The
Rocket Bakery will be open for food and drink.
HOW THE WORKSHOPS ARE ORGANIZED: Four studios will be in
session for 1 ½ hours, four times during the day. One studio will host a
beginner topic, another will host an intermediate topic, and the third will
host an advanced topic. We also open a fourth studio for those who are completely new to the mandolin (novice.)There are
two sessions in the morning, and two in the afternoon. A mandolin repairman
will set up shop in the workroom for a couple of hours to help with any
instrument issues. A mini-concert that features the three upcoming instructors
will precede each session.