2020 Dates Coming this Winter!

Das Music Camp is an exciting venture into the ancient and vast realms of Indian Classical Music, packed with masterclasses, group lessons, group practice, and tons of fun in the summer sun! This year, we are happy to welcome Rajib Karmakar to the faculty, and instruction will include classes on Indian Raga in addition to Tabla and Indian rhythm.

All skill levels are welcome, and no prior experience with Indian Music is required!

More details on our program can be found below, and additional questions can be directed to Matt Bronson at dastablaschool@gmail.com

An Extraordinary Week of Raga and Rhythm

Faculty

 

Sandeep Das

Sandeep Das is an internationally celebrated Tabla virtuoso and composer with a career spanning six continents and more than 28 years.

 

Since his debut concert at the age of 17 with Pt. Ravi Shankar, he has performed with many of the legends of Indian classical music such as Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ust. Amjad Ali Khan, and Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, in addition to many iconic artists of other traditions such as Yo-Yo Ma, Paquito D’Rivera and countless others.

His full bio can be found on this page. 

Rajib Karmakar

Rajib Karmakar is a Los Angeles-based performance artist, composer and educator who combines tradition with innovation to create new forms of art, drawing from a deep

grounding in Indian classical music and other genres such as contemporary world music, rock and jazz.

 

He has performed all over the world and collaborated on various projects with Dreamwork, Sony, Warner Brothers, and Disney, and frequently gives masterclasses at universities such as CalArts and Brandeis University.

 

His full bio can be found on his website. 

Location

 

Woodstock, Connecticut

Our camp this year will take place amidst the tranquil lakes, whispering forests, and scenic vistas of Woodstock, Connecticut. Roughly an hour and a half outside Boston, our location is the perfect place to escape the chaos of daily life while providing a fun, lighthearted environment to focus on discovering new music. 

 

Space to practice will be available for all participants to use throughout the day, if they so choose.  

Curriculum

 

Learn from the Maestros!

Individuals of any age, skill level, musical discipline, or profession are welcome to attend! All group classes are designed to accommodate and challenge a wide range of skill levels and emphasize hands-on, real-time learning– in much the same way of the traditional teaching style of Northern India, which has historically been an oral tradition.

This year's camp will include...

  • Masterclasses/Group Coaching

  • Individualized Instruction

  • Large & Small Group Practice

  • Participant Jam Sessions

  • Optional Leisure Activities

  • Participant Concert (at the end of the week)

And cover topics such as...

  • Indian Raga & Melody

  • Rhythm Cycles/Taal

  • Learning Indian Compositions

  • Improvisation/Composition in traditional and contemporary styles

  • And more!

...all the while building an upbeat, collaborative, and tightly-knit musical community!

Sample Schedule

8:00 A.M - Breakfast

9:15 A.M - Group Class

11:45 A.M - Break

12:00 P.M - Lunch

2:00 P.M - Small Ensemble Meeting

5:00 P.M - Dinner

7:30 P.M - Evening Class/Concert/Group Practice

Pricing

 

$700* - (Limited-Time Early Bird Pricing)

Includes all daily instruction/activities, meals, and housing for the duration of the camp. 

*Price will go up to $775 after May 20

Full-Time Participant

Full-Time Participant

$475

Ideal for locals or those who would prefer to arrange their own housing. Includes all daily instruction/activities and meals. Housing not included.

Full-Time Commuter

Full-Time Commuter

$325

For spouses/family members accompanying participants. Includes housing and meals. Instruction not included.

Non-Participant

Non-Participant

$400

Includes all daily instruction/activities, meals, and housing for 2 days of camp.

2 Day Participant (FT)

$275

Ideal for locals or those who would prefer to arrange their own housing. Includes all daily instruction/activities and meals for two days of camp.

2 Day Commuter

Application

 

The applicatoin for the 2020 Das Music Camp is not available at this time. New information is anticipated to go live Winter 2019 or early 2020. You can sign up for our newsletter below to get notifications once new dates are released. 

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