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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Mark Levy

Macedonian Village Ensemble

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, Oregon.
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Class Description | Macedonian Village Ensemble

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • We plan to collaborate with Adam Good’s tambura class, and Jerry Kisslinger’s tapan class.
  • Class repertoire will focus on “izvorno” tunes from Pece Atanasovski and Stefče Stojkovski ensembles, for Macedonian gajda, kaval, tambura, and tapan.
  • This class will focus on expanding repertoire.
  • Repertoire will be taught using sight-reading charts.
  • Repertoire materials will be available online before camp.
  • We will perform at the Student Concert/Student Ensemble Party.
  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • Please contact Mark directly if you have any questions about the class.

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