Thursday 2, 2011
           MARQUETTE, Mich.—Two scholarships are available for the upcoming banjo and fiddle workshop led by award-winning folk musician Dan Levenson. The scholarships are made possible by an anonymous donation to the the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University. They will cover the $100 registration fee for two applicants, ages 25 and under, and all expenses for the workshop scheduled July 20-21. The application deadline is June 20 and a form can be obtained at or by calling 227-1219.

The two-day banjo and fiddle camp at NMU is offered by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Hiawatha Music Co-op. An evening reception on Tuesday, July 19, will be followed by two full days of workshops. The event concludes with a concert by Levenson Thursday, July 21, at Grace United Methodist Church.

Levenson is the originator of Meet the Banjo, a three-hour, hands-on workshop that introduces the bluegrass and clawhammer styles. He has been voted one of the country’s top 10 clawhammer banjo players by Banjo Newsletter readers. Levenson is well known as the banjo player for the Boiled Buzzard Stringband and as the fiddler for a new band, The Hippie-billies.

Kristi Evans
News Director