July 29th - August 2, 2020

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! Instruction includes classes on Indian Raga, Indian rhythm, Tabla, group classes, group practice, and ensemble performances.

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

 

Good Commons Retreat Center

Nestled amidst the verdant mountains and forests of Plymouth, Vermont, our camp this year will return to Good Commons Retreat Center! Meals and lodging will be provided and are included in the price of tuition.

 

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

 

Full-Time Participant

$850 / $775*

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

*If you have attended any of our past camps you are eligible for our special $775 rate.

Non-Participant

$400

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

2 Day Participant

$450

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

3 Day Participant

$650

Includes all daily instruction/activities, meals, and housing for 3 days of camp.

Application

 

We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Das Music Camp! Please fill out the form below to apply for camp. Our application is also accessible via this Google Form link (if you are accessing this website on your phone this is the only way to fill it out). 

Applications are due by June 1st, 2020.

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