(Lightnin’ Wells and Micah Kesselring, in the studio at KPTZ. Photo by Barney Burke)
Happy New Year!
2012 promises to be an exciting year at Centrum – registration for the summer workshop season has begun, and registration is also underway for Choro and Young Artist programming in 2012, including the Advanced Visual Art Studio, and the Advanced Writers’ Studio – two brand new programs designed specifically for high school students!
We’re excited to welcome Daryl Davis as the new Artistic Director for the 2012 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival, and we’re thrilled to be welcoming back returning Artistic Directors John Clayton, Suzy Thompson, Lucinda Carver, and Erin Belieu. You can learn more about the talented faculty/artists who will be joining them in 2012 by visiting the “Faculty” pages at the Centrum website at www.centrum.org.
2012 also includes the return of Voice Works, featuring a dynamic lineup of faculty/artists, and a special daily guitar “twang” workshop taught by the Titan of the Telecaster, Bill Kirchen.
Make plans now to attend a Centrum workshop in 2012 – scholarships are available for most programs, and lodging is available at the historic facilities of beautiful Fort Worden State Park. Visit www.centrum.org for more information or to register for workshops in 2012, or call 800.733.3608.
April 11-15, 2012
Featuring Dudu Maia, Alexandre Lora, Jovino Santos Neto, Henrique Neto, and Andy Connell – Due to overwhelming demand, choro has been extended to four days, and will again focus on daily rehearsals and coaching combined with instrumental master classes, plus film and audio sessions of Choro innovators and masters. REGISTER TODAY!
June 25 – July 1, 2012
Masters of American vocal styles will guide you on a weeklong exploration of traditional and contemporary singing. You’ll gain confidence, develop your style, and find your voice in an embracing and supportive environment.
THE FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN FIDDLE TUNES
Suzy Thompson, Artistic Director
July 1-8, 2012
Fiddle virtuosos and standard bearers of the old-time tradition representing a wide variety of fiddle styles, including Old Time, Irish, New England, Cape Breton, Cajun, Bluegrass, and others, with an emphasis on the oral tradition of close observation and listening.
THE PORT TOWNSEND WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
Erin Belieu, Artistic Director
July 8-22, 2012
For the first time in its thirty-nine year history, the annual Port Townsend Writers’ Conference is happening over the course of two weeks! Choose from four day, seven day, ten day, or fourteen day options, and experience the heart of the thriving Pacific Northwest literary scene.
JAZZ PORT TOWNSEND
John Clayton, Artistic Director
July 22-29, 2012
Led by more than 30 iconic artist/faculty, Jazz Port Townsend features master class coaching, combo performance and informal jamming, as well as mainstage performances at McCurdy Pavilion, and club performances throughout the city.
THE PORT TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL
Daryl Davis, Artistic Director
July 29-August 5, 2012
A week-long, total-immersion experience that passes down the skills, sounds, stories, laughter and heartache of the authentic bearers of the blues tradition.
YOUNG ARTISTS PROJECT
Centrum’s weeklong intensive programs provide an exceptional educational experience for students engaged in the arts and sciences. The model for elementary and middle school programs is to have artists and scientists, engaged in the most current cultural issues of our times, mentor young people in grades 5-9, as well as the teachers and adult chaperones who accompany them. High School students, and youth attending summer programs come to Centrum on their own, without chaperones. Visit www.centrum.org/youth.
For more information, or to register, visit Centrum at www.centrum.org, or call 800.733. 3608.