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Spring Music Week

A wonderful staff of many of today’s finest players and teachers are assembled for Spring Music Week in April 2014. Mountain dulcimer instructors are Lorinda Jones, Larry Conger, and Karen Mueller. Hammered dulcimer is being taught by Linda Thomas, Mick Doherty, and Jody Marshall. The lineup also includes autoharp with Ivan Stiles, acoustic guitar with Joe Herrmann, and old-time fiddle with Gerry Milnes. Informal presentations and music sessions are part of the week, plus, of course, lots of time to jam.

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Spring Music Week

A wonderful staff of many of today’s finest players and teachers are assembled for Spring Music Week in April 2014. Mountain dulcimer instructors are Lorinda Jones, Larry Conger, and Karen Mueller. Hammered dulcimer is being taught by Linda Thomas, Mick Doherty, and Jody Marshall. The lineup also includes autoharp with Ivan Stiles, acoustic guitar with Joe Herrmann, and old-time fiddle with Gerry Milnes. Informal presentations and music sessions are part of the week, plus, of course, lots of time to jam.

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dewv.edu A Center of Excellence, Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College offers ten week-long programs featuring instruction in many traditions of music, dance, craft, and folklore. Concerts, dances, a festival, and other heritage arts events are also part of Augusta experience on the lovely campus of Davis & Elkins College located in scenic Elkins, West Virginia.



Upcoming Events

  • April 23, 2014 7:00 pm
    Lobby of Myles Center for the Arts
  • April 30, 2014 7:00 pm
    Lobby of Myles Center for the Arts
  • July 6, 2014 3:00 pm
    Various locations on Davis & Elkins College campus
    $450 tuition (plus housing & meals)
  • July 6, 2014 3:00 pm
    Various locations on Davis & Elkins College campus
    $450 tuition (plus housing & meals)
  • July 13, 2014 3:00 pm
    Various locations on Davis & Elkins College campus
    $450 tuition (plus housing & meals)
  • July 20, 2014 3:00 pm
    Various locations on Davis & Elkins College campus
    $450 tuition (plus housing & meals)
  • July 27, 2014 3:00 pm
    Various locations on Davis & Elkins College campus
    $450 tuition (plus housing & meals)n plus housing & meals)

2014 Dates

Spring Music Week (April 6-11)
Cajun/Creole Week (July 6-11)
Early Country Music Week (July 6-11)
Blues & Swing Week (July 13-18)
Irish Week (July 20-25)
Bluegrass Week (July 27-August 1)
Old-Time Week (August 3-10, incl. Festival)
Vocal Week (August 3-10, incl. Festival)
AV Dance Week (August 3-10, incl. Festival)
AUGUSTA FESTIVAL (August 8-10)
October Old-Time Week (October 26-November 2, incl. Reunion)
FIDDLERS' REUNION (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)



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Mountain Dance Trail dance in Sutton, WV

MDT-Brochure-2014Click the brochure (left), call 304.637.1349, or visit  www.mountaindancetrail.org for the full dance schedule.

The Mountain Dance Trail is a heritage tourism initiative of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College which honors, embraces and promotes local community square dances throughout West Virginia. The 2014 seasons feature dances in various locations each and every month.

 

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Appalachian Studies at D&E

The Appalachian Studies program seeks to promote awareness about the cultural and environmental heritage of the Appalachian region within the context of the modern world. This interdisciplinary program represents the commitment of Davis & Elkins College to the region that is its home.  Students in the program will be provided with historical context and sufficient background to address contemporary issues related to living and working in Appalachia.