Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops
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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Corinna Škėma Snyder

"Southern" Group Sing

Corinna Škėma Snyder was 12 when started singing and studying women’s music from the Balkans, first with the Cambridge Slavic Chorus, and then with Laduvane, both in the Boston area. She was drawn to the polyphonic, harvest and “slow songs” of Pirin and Shopluk, and studied for years with master singer Kremena Stančeva, a founding member of the Bulgarian National Radio and Television Choir. A grant from the Trust for Mutual Understanding gave her the opportunity to study with Kremema in Bulgaria and to perform with her in New York.

Corinna turned her focus to Macedonian music in the early 2000s, working with singers and musicians in the diaspora and in Macedonia. She does fieldwork every year in Macedonia, and has worked with musicians and singers including Vidanka Georgieva, Angele Dimovski, Goran Angelov, Stefče Stojkovski, Bajsa Arifovska, čalgija musicians from Skopje and Veles, and izvorno musicians from the northeast of Macedonia. She is a semi-regular performer and guest DJ on WFMU, performing live and playing field recordings. She was a founding member of, and composer for, Black Sea Hotel, the Grammy Award-winning Balkan vocal trio, and more recently has been performing traditional Macedonian music with three New York-based bands: Glas, Loza, and Niva, an all-women izvorno quartet with fellow EEFC teacher Kristina Vaskys, Zlatne Uste drummer Emily Geller, and accomplished end-blown flute musician Bridget Robbins. Corinna has taught vocal and ensemble workshops at Bucknell, the Westminster College of the Arts, Colby College, Syracuse, Bard, Colgate and Dartmouth.

Corinna also studies and sings sutartinės, archaic polyphonic women’s songs from northeast Lithuania. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn.