Balkan Music &
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Virtual Camp

While we regret the cancelation of both our Mendocino and Iroquois Springs workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are excited to have presented our first-ever, completely online Virtual Camps, each with three days of immersive classes, live-music performances, and community gatherings. Virtual Camp West Coast (July 17-19, 2020) was a great success, with 350 people registered. Our East Coast Virtual Camp (August 14-16) is now complete, with over 380 attendees!

Registration is now closed for both camps. Stay tuned for more EEFC-sponsored virtual events & classes!


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That Good Ole Jewish Sound

June 14, 2020 at 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

There's a lot to be got in each and every phrase of melody. Josh will show step by step how to phrase and ornament every teeny tiny fragment that make up the phrases of klezmer tunes. From the micro to the macro, he'll take a melody and run it through a series of techniques to give it variation and new life. Leaning on the time-tested methods of Baroque improvisation and the folk secrets that informed its practitioners, Josh will apply the process of "diminution and "augmentation" to klezmer tunes to lead students through a way to not only play tunes, but to "think" about them differently. For intermediate and advanced students alike, although everyone is welcome! Fun and informative to boot! Register at the first link below.

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