Balkan Music &
Dance Workshops

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

June 22 – 29, 2019
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August 10 – 17, 2019
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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.

Matt Moran

Tapan and Doumbek

Matt Moran has played tapan (aka goč, bubanj, tupan, daouli, or davul) since way before you could find videos of Balkan music online. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he leads Slavic Soul Party! and plays Balkan music with Eastern European masters and American practitioners. He is currently a member of Kavala (playing daouli) and Veveritse Brass Band (playing tenor horn), and also in many jazz and new music groups (playing vibraphone). He has traveled to the Balkans numerous times since 1999 to listen to contemporary practices in brass band, bitov, and zurna/zurla drumming styles.

Class Description | Beginner Tapan

  • Beginners are welcome.
  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • The Student Concert/Student Ensemble Party is optional, and the class will decide wether we perform.
  • We’ll focus on laying a foundation of good technique and understanding how to be a functional drummer for Bulgarian and Macedonian music (especially as represented by the gajda and brass band classes).
  • I believe in learning by developing long-term memory, so visual aids (like notation) are used as little as possible. I always provide audio that you can take home to keep working on!

Class Description | Intermediate Tapan

  • Schedule allowing, I’m available for additional instruction outside of class.
  • We will perform at the Student Concert/Student Ensemble Party.
  • We’ll focus on relaxed and efficient technique, especially in the service of brass band repertoire. We’ll be working closely with Nizo’s brass band class on Macedonian repertoire.
  • I believe in learning by developing long-term memory, so visual aids (like notation) are used as little as possible. I always provide audio that you can take home to keep working on!

Websites: Slavic Soul Party! and Matt Moran