Blue Week

Thursday 23 August – Wednesday 29 August 2018


Minieracustica camp has developed its own unique personality, the heart of which is experiencing the pleasure of music through exchanging and sharing in a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere.

Musical traditions are constantly evolving, so in a sense, all music is both traditional and contemporary. This year, Blue Week at Minieracustica offers a unique opportunity to learn about American folk, old time and Bluegrass music from three musicians who have a deep understanding of what has been done in the past, but who are also creative and important contributors to what is happening now in American acoustic music.

Three young and talented musicians: guitarist GRANT GORDY, banjoist WESLEY CORBETT (Joy Kills Sorrow) and mandolinist SIERRA HULL.

Our teachers this year were chosen not only for their rich backgrounds and great playing, but also because they are excellent teachers with enthusiasm for sharing their experience and helping students grow.

In addition to working on technical improvements on your instrument we will work, in wider terms, on the development of musicality. This is a rare opportunity to work in a warm and supportive environment and share your music and passion.


Sierra Hull


Grant Gordy



Banjo Class

Wesley Corbett began has spent the last 15 years studying, touring and teaching banjo.  Wesley has recorded and performed with numerous musicians, including Joy Kills Sorrow, the David Grisman Quintet, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Crooked Still, Tony Trischka, Alan Munde, and others.

Wesley Corbett has more than 10 years teaching experience,  including 4 years as the banjo professor at Berklee College of Music. He enjoys playing and teaching all styles of 3 finger banjo. With a vital fluency in Scruggs style, he is additionally adept in blending single string and melodic style within composition and improvisation. His music instruction focuses on enabling students to effectively practice on their instrument which in turn, fosters self-learning and creativity.

Mandolin Class

Sierra Hull came to us as a bluegrass thrush, a teen prodigy. Alison Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Sierra was 11-years-old.  She played the White House, and Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. She recorded three acclaimed and Grammy nominated albums. She’s a remarkable mandolin player, a tone-true vocalist, and a recording artist of high order.

“She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved” – Bela Fleck


Guitar Class

For several years Brooklyn-based guitarist Grant Gordy has been a major voice on the American “acoustic music” scene, and one of the most highly regarded young instrumentalists of his generation. Having held the guitar chair in the legendary David Grisman Quintet for six years, he’s also worked alongside such musical luminaries as Edgar Meyer, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka and Darol Anger.

“Grant Gordy is one of the very small group of musicians to whom the word “preternatural” can hype-lessly apply. Kaleidoscopic excellence, startling emotion, personal revelation:  all accurate descriptions of what ultimately is Grant’s personal story, in a musical flow comparable to writers such as Dave Eggers and Michael Chabon. Certainly the least boring guitarist I know.” – Darol Anger


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