Minieracustica Camp

Urbino Acoustic Music Camp

Minieracustica is an acoustic music camp which takes place on the site of an abandoned mine near the town of Urbino, in central Italy.

The focus is centered around acoustic and improvised music within the folk, bluegrass, old-time and jazz traditions. Our goal was to create a place which would combine the study and celebration of music and music making, with the joy and pleasure of a holiday. A place where everyone is both professor and student and can bring a bit of themselves, their background and their musical journey to share with everyone else.

The courses are held by first class musicians. There are daily classes, seminars, one-to-one tuition, concerts and, of course lots of jamming. You can also try your hand at arts and crafts courses, visit to local town of Urbino or just chill in the pool. The food is all home made, locally sourced italian food of the highest quality (alternative diets available).

Yellow week and Blue week

Minieracustica is divided into two one-week camps (Yellow week and Blue week) each with it’s own program. The yellow week is often focused on manouche style, improvisation for multiple instruments and singing. The blue week is more centered around the american styles of bluegrass and appalachian music.

Be sure to book your place well in advance as we usually sell out!

The first week will be led by  guitarist SAMY DAUSSAT for a gypsy jazz class for all instruments, by PHILMARIE for a singing class and by guitarist CLAUS BOESSER-FERRARI for an acoustic guitar class about groove. The yellow week will focus also on dynamic between classes and on playing and singing in groups.
The second week will be dedicated to bluegrass and folk with three young talents from the States.  The guitar class will be led by GRANT GORDY, the banjo class by WESLEY CORBETT and a the mandolin class by SIERRA HULL. An instrumental immersion week and a journey between traditions and future of American music.

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