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69 East University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Arrive on Sunday for the following:

  • 2:00-5:00 p.m. Check-in and Welcome Packet pickup, Blue Ridge Residence Hall Lobby
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Orientation for new participants (Instructor staff will meet at this time, too.)
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. Get-to-know-you Banquet in Blue Ridge Conference Center (non-resident participants and guests purchase tickets on enclosed Registration Form)

Typical Weekday Schedule:

  • 7:00-8:15 a.m. Breakfast in university dining hall
  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. Dulcimer skill courses
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. Skill courses continued
  • 11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch in university dining hall
  • 1:00-2:30 p.m. Electives
  • 2:45-3:45 p.m. Shop in Dulcimer Emporium, Jam or take a break and rest if you prefer
  • 4:00-5:00 p.m. Dulcimer Ensemble with special guest instructors (you may also shop or continue resting)
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner in the dining hall

Evening activities: 7-9 p.m.

  • Monday & Tuesday: Intimate Concerts in the residence hall (you’ll be prompted about sign-up process at check-in on Sunday)
  • Wednesday: Open Stage (both solos and ensembles welcome; sign- up sheet in Dulcimer Emporium)
  • Thursday: Instructors-in-the-Round: Community Concert at The John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center


  • 7:00-8:15 a.m. Breakfast in the dining hall
  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. Dulcimer skill courses
  • 10:00-10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30-12:00 p.m. Farewell Assembly in Blue Ridge Conference Center (including performances by ensemble class, dulcimer raffle, meet the baby dulcimers, and participant superlative awards)
  • 12:15-1:00 p.m. Final check-out – see you next year!



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