Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

Every summer the EEFC presents two week-long summer camps.

June 24 - July 1, 2017
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August 5 - 12, 2017
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We award several full and partial scholarships to each workshop every year.
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Partners

The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

John Morovich

Croatian Singing, Tamburica Ensemble

John Morovich grew up in Seattle's sizable Croatian community. Since 1973, he has studied, taught, and performed traditional music and dance of Croatia and other parts of Southeastern Europe. He was awarded the Washington State Arts Commission Folk Arts Fellowship for 2001.

He is a featured soloist with the Sinovi Tamburitza Orchestra, artistic director of the Seattle Junior Tamburitzans, and Klapa Ruzmarin; and past conductor of the Jele Croatian Women's Choir.

For the last 10 years he has been a guest choreographer/music arranger for several Croatian folk ensembles in Western Canada and has performed with Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble, Ruže Dalmatinke, Kultur Shock and Balkan Cabaret.

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Class Description | Beginning & Intermediate Croatian Singing

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • We will prepare a performance for the Student Concert. Students can decide individually whether they’d like to perform.
  • Class will collaborate with the Tamburica Ensemble.
  • Repertoire will be taught using sight reading charts.
  • Repertoire will focus on traditional regional vocal styles, including a one voice Hungarian influenced “Popevka,” two voice “Becarac” from Slavonija; a “Klapa” Song from Dalmacija; and two obscure pieces penned by Croatia’s greatest folk choir arranger, Emil Cossetto, in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth. (Many campers are familiar with Cossetto’s famous composition “Ladarke.”)

Class Description | Tamburica Ensemble

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • We will prepare a dance set for the Student Ensemble Party. Students can decide individually whether they’d like to perform.
  • Class will collaborate with Beginning and Intermediate Croatian Singing and Steve Kotansky’s dance class.
  • Focus will be on expanding the knowledge of Kolo dance tunes played on tambura. Special attention will be paid to the repertoire of the Drava River region to complement Steve Kotansky's dance class, which will be exploring dances of the Croatian minority in Southern Hungary.
  • Repertoire will be taught using sight reading charts.