Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
Virtual Camps 2021

Our online camps feature three days of immersive music and dance classes, live performances, and community gatherings. West Coast Virtual Camp was held June 25-27, 2021; and East Coast was August 13-15, 2021.

Registration is now closed for East Coast Virtual Camp, and did we have a blast! Stay tuned for more great EEFC-sponsored activities.


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We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Beth Bahia Cohen

Culture Talk: Art of the Bow

Beth Bahia Cohen has spent a large part of her career exploring how the violin is played in various cultures. Of Syrian Jewish and Russian Jewish heritage, she was inspired at a young age by the sounds she heard at family gatherings. She has been playing traditional Greek music on the violin and several types of lyras for many years, learning from and performing with violin and lyra players from Andros, Sifnos, Kythnos, Crete, Epiros, Macedonia, and elsewhere. She has performed with New York dance groups GAFS and Akrites, as well as throughout the U.S. and Canada, in concerts, at Greek dance symposiums (FDF, HDF, etc), and more.

Beth is a founding member of Ziyiá, an ensemble performing Greek music from all regions that was started at EEFC’s Mendocino Balkan Music & Dance Workshop, and has also performed with Vasilis Kostas, Christos Zotos, Petroloukas Halkias, Yiorgos Katsaros, and many other musicians. She has taught Greek Violin, Greek Ensemble, and Transcarpathian Ensemble at EEFC Mendocino and East Coast camps for many years. She also performs and teaches klezmer, Hungarian, Romanian, and Turkish music on the violin and other bowed instruments.

Beth is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, where she leads the Berklee Greek Ensemble and the Berklee Global Strings Ensemble, and is an Applied Faculty member at Tufts University.

Beth was featured in our Kef Times Spring 2009 issue. She lives in the Boston area.