2013 Guest Instructors!
This year we are very pleased to welcome two extraordinary violin players: Washington state swing sensation, Paul Anastasio, who has
played with such musical greats as Joe Venuti and Merle Haggard, and award winning east coast fiddler, Andy Reiner, who wowed local
audiences at the 2013 Anchorage Folk Festival!
Alaska Folk Arts Music Camp 2013
Update May 15, 2013: Folk Arts Camp 2013 is FULL. Admission into the Camp at this point is with director approval only.
Our guest artists this year are Paul Anastasio and Andy Reiner. Camp dates are June 10-14. Application forms are available here.
Alaska Folk Arts Camp is a 5-day folk music & folk arts summer camp located in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska. Campers are immersed in music-making, dance & fun that we hope will spark a creative flame which will burn year around!
Students range in age from 8-17 & take 4 classes each day. These classes include at least 1 Performance Group from which our Friday End of Camp Concert is built. The other 3 classes campers take can be anything of interest chosen from 3 broad categories Folk Arts, Jams & Repertoire, & Instruments.
Activities begin before camp: morning Sing-Alongs & Square/Contra Dances. After-camp Open Mic Concerts encourage campers to perform pieces they've learned. Evening events include a Jam at a local cafe, Faculty Concert, Camp Dance & an End of Camp Concert. Families are welcomed at these before & after camp activities!
Alaska Folk Arts Week!
EVENING MUSIC WORKSHOPS - Monday and Tuesday, June 10 & 11, at St. Mary's Episcopal
Church from 6:30-8:00 PM. Classes for folks 18 and older will be taught by our faculty. This
year we are lucky to have great guest fiddle artists accomplished in swing, improv &
composition. Other classes will be offered by in accordion, bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin,
songwriting, ukulele, voice ensemble and more! Registration and fees described here.
JAM SESSION - Tuesday evening June 11th @ 7:00 PM teen campers, their families and any
advanced community players meet and jam at the Arctic Road Runner (on Old Seward, south
FACULTY CONCERT - Wednesday evening June 12th at 7:00 PM. Hear our talented faculty
perform! Guest artists Paul Anastasio and Andy Reiner featured. Tickets $15 @ the door.
CONTRA, SQUARE & SWING DANCE - Thursday evening June 13th from 7:00-10:00 PM @
the Square & Round Dance Center in Government Hill (just across the A street bridge). Brian
DeMarcus calls dances, followed by a swing dance session. $5 @ the door.