11th Annual UkeFest

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Presented by Strathmore at The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda MD

Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2019

11th Annual UkeFest

The 11th Annual UkeFest will be coming to Strathmore this summer, and it’s never too early to plan a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills!

Celebrating a decade dedicated to this small but mighty music maker, UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Daniel Ho, Peter Luongo, and more extraordinary instructors for five days of skill-based instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track. If you’re a teacher, don’t miss the new Ukulele Teacher Training the day before UkeFest.

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets: $448

Contact: 301.581.5100

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Included in Tuition

  • 8 hours of skill-based classes
  • 5 hours of Choose Your Own class sessions
  • Jam sessions and ensemble work
  • Admission to the student and instructor showcases
  • Grand finale Live from the Lawn performance

Skill Levels

  • Novice: You’ve never picked up a uke. Note that we no longer offer a Novice class at UkeFest. But you can practice on your own and sign up for our Beginner classes! You may also sign up for a FREE month of beginner lessons from Marcy at www.pegheadnation.com using the code Marcy16.
  • Beginner: You know C-F-G and G-C-D chords, but are not confident enough to change chords while keeping a steady beat.
  • Intermediate: You are comfortable playing 3-4 chords in 3-4 keys (C,G,F,A). You play a variety of basic chords (for example: A, Am, B7, C, C7, D, Dm, E7, Em, G, and G7) and understand simple chord progressions (such as I, IV, V chords). You can sing and strum at the same time, and learns chords to simple tunes fairly quickly You’re ready for some jazz chords, ready for some snazzier right hand techniques, ready to explore a variety of repertoires on the uke.
  • Upper Intermediate: You are confident at the Intermediate skills, but not quite proficient enough to be in the advance class. You can play without written music in front of you
  • Advanced: You’ve mastered some chord inversions, play both rhythm and lead, aren’t afraid of bar chords or playing past the 5th fret and can play both lead and rhythm easily. If you believe you are advanced, please send a short video showing your skills to uke@strathmore.org so our Directors can confirm your placement.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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PARKING INFO

Parking for Mansion concerts and events is generally free on a space-available basis in the adjacent Mansion lot. For full parking information and directions, please visit www.strathmore.org/your-visit/directions-and-parking.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

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    • Wheelchair Access

Please call 301.581.5100 with any questions.

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