Macedonian Village Ensemble (Mendocino); Bulgarian Clarinet & Macedonian Gajda (Iroquois Springs)
Mark Levy created the first week-long Balkan Music & Dance Workshop in 1974, and co-founded the East European Folklife Center in the early 1980s. He recently retired from the faculty of the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, where he taught courses in ethnomusicology, coordinated a world music concert series, and directed the UO East European Folk Music Ensemble.
Mark has made numerous trips to the Balkans (especially Bulgaria and Macedonia), and has performed clarinet; Thracian, Rhodope, Macedonian, and Serbian gajda; and other aerophones with Aman, Pitu Guli, The Balkantones, Slavej, and Kef.
Mark lives in Eugene, OR.
Class Description | Macedonian Village Ensemble
- Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
- We will perform at the Student Ensemble Party.
- Class will collaborate with the Macedonian tambura class.
- Repertoire will focus on “Izvorno” Macedonian dance music for gajda, kaval, tambura, and tapan.
- If anyone has extra Macedonian kavals that match a “Bb” gajda, please bring them if you are willing to lend to fellow campers. Thanks!
- Repertoire will be taught using sight reading charts.
- Repertoire will be available online before camp.