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Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp, New Mexico

The Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp
Jun 23 -27
Albuquerque, NM

Set in the foothills of the Sandia mountains on the lush 300+ acre campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features internationally acclaimed tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz, from the group Budowitz, and renowned Holocaust educator and fiddler Cookie Segelstein. Following mornings of music, you can hike on our private wilderness tract or on the many acres of public land nearby. Or explore the cultural resources of the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area.

This class is open to anyone who can play simple tunes on their instrument. You do not have to read music or be familiar with Klezmer style. We encourage both solo players and existing ensembles to participate. Class will run daily from 9 AM until noon. Informal practice and jam time possible in the afternoons. An optional Yiddish culture program will also be available. $200.

The week will conclude with a student concert and a concert by Cookie and Josh on Friday evening.

This weeklong workshop could be a great start or end to a southwestern summer vacation or a vacation unto itself.

For more information contact Danny Packer at (505) 828-3361, or packer@aa.edu. To register, contact the Albuquerque Academy Summer session at (505) 858-8811.

Although we are not setting up any formal arrangements for housing, we can offer a bit of informal advice. In addition, the school has a rustic cabin, located in the foothills of the beautiful Sandia Mountains, a few minutes drive from the main campus. Call about this if you're interested.

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