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A Unique Musical Experience

Registration for the third annual Great Lakes Music Camp (GLMC) is now underway and we are honored to return to the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan at Camp Blodgett. GLMC is proudly featuring some of the finest instructors in the nation. This camp is for all skill levels and all walks of life. We offer a wide curriculum, several hosted jams, small group picking sessions, Q&A time with instructors and live performances. We want you to leave this camp with new techniques, concepts, approaches and inspiration. It is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience for all. By design, classes will be small so everyone has personal time with the instructors. The camp has limited availability so register now!

A Hands On Experience

We’re Going to Play alot of music! We won’t bore you with long-winded lectures on lofty theory, we’re going to consider time-tested concepts delivered by our carefully selected staff.

Hosted & Un-hosted Jams

We offer tons of jam time through the weekend. We have beginner/slow jams. We have unstructured times for you to play whatever you want. We have staff-hosted jams and plenty of genre-themed sessions.

Ensemble Track

We offer a Group Ensemble Track where campers learn and arrange a tune with their “band” lead by the instructors. Each Ensemble will perform their tune at the end of the weekend and receive an audio and video recording of the performance! We will offer Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Contemporary/New Grass Ensembles this year.

Staff Concerts & Performances

We offer intimate performances each night of the camp. Some of these are open to the public and some are just for our campers. See the masters up-close and personal in a beautiful setting.

Mission

To perpetuate traditional music and it’s heritage in West Michigan


Vision

We believe the best way to educate the next generation on traditional music is to immerse ourselves in the history, the stories, and the music itself. We foster an environment where people from all walks of life can share time in an enjoyable and educational setting. We share this rich treasure trove of communal art so we can express ourselves and honor those who’ve come before us by carrying this music forward.

Scholarship Program

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