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 firstname.lastname@example.org
An Extraordinary Week of Raga and Rhythm
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 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.
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.
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...
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
Learning Indian Compositions
Improvisation/Composition in traditional and contemporary styles
...all the while building an upbeat, collaborative, and tightly-knit musical community!
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
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.