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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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.

Mavrothi Kontanis

Greek Singing, Makam Theory

Mavrothi Kontanis is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and teacher born and raised in the U.S., with roots in Halkidiki, Greece. Mavrothi’s main instrument is the oud. He has studied and performed with many of the world’s top players, including Münir N. Beken, Emin Gündüz, John Berberian, Kyriakos Kalaitzides, Yurdal Tokcan, Joseph and James Tawadros, and Ara Dinkjian. His passion for performing is matched by his love of teaching and composing music.

By keeping an open mind and drawing from his diverse yet complementary experiences as both a Greek and an American, Mavrothi creates music that is both Eastern and Western, old and new. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East, can be heard on numerous recordings and movie soundtracks and is the founder of both the Maeandros Ensemble and Mild Mannered Rebel. Mavrothi lives in New Jersey.

Websites: MTKontanis Music; Oud Café

Purchase CDs: CD Baby