Join us in 2013 for Centrum’s inaugural Port Townsend Ukulele Festival! The workshop will be held at Fort Worden State Park, a venue unparalleled in beauty and facility. Expect four nights and three days of intense fun, ukulele instruction, and merry music making with some of the finest ukulele instructors and players working today.
Artistic Director Marianne Brogan has assembled a world-class faculty for the gathering – check them out here. We’ll also have a “house band” on site, consisting of Piper Heisig, Matt Weiner, Nova Devonie, and Greg Canote. The workshop offerings will feature a wide variety of styles – jazz, blues, swing, Hawaiian, 60s music, pop, big band, novelty, and jugband ukulele – as well as introductory-level sessions, chords, melody, improvisation, and performing tips.
We’ll warm up each morning with a group singing session – see the schedule below. Most of the faculty will lead two sessions each day. The last block of each day will be the “wild card” slot, where faculty will lead one-time classes, participants can host jams or classes, and the house band will offer instrumental lessons – percussion, bass, accordion, fiddle, etc.