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Bluegrass and Beyond Camp

August 2 - August 7

Stephanie Mientka

Bluegrass and Beyond Camp August 2 - 7, 2022!

Details to follow. Registration opens February 1st!

Andrew Krimm, Dr. Stephanie Mientka, and David Alderdice have been performing folk music in bands for over 15 years together. In 2007 Andrew and Stephanie along with David became members of the Grammy nominated crossover folk music band, FEAST. As part of the band, they performed all across the US and Europe to critical acclaim. The band performs bluegrass, as well as American and Irish fiddle music. Andrew and Stephanie have been promoting these genres for fiddle in their own violin studios and enjoy sharing this genre of music with the next generation of musicians.

Dylan Fixmer has played bluegrass music throughout Colorado and the Midwest for the last decade.  He has performed at the Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival with the Mazama Duo and has been a featured soloist on mandolin with Tiffany Christopher, Hard Pressed, and the Merry Horde.  Dylan’s numerous bands including Frog & Toad, Saddle the Unicorn, The Mollie Scholars and Traditionish have headlined at MountainFair in Carbondale, CO, Mountain Harvest Fest in Paonia, CO and the Cohere Festival at Pumpkin Hollow. Dylan has been featured on dobro in Somone’s in for an Explosion’s debut album, bass and mandolin on Hard Pressed’s “Magic Dime”, and has recorded three published albums with his own bands. Dylan has been an active participant in bluegrass jams around Colorado and has taught guitar, mandolin, and bass and also ran the children’s tent at the Palisade Bluegrass and Roots Festival in 2013, 2014 and 2018.

The Bluegrass and Beyond Camp at CBMF is a fun, 5-day music camp* in Crested Butte, Colorado. Bluegrass and Beyond is a music camp for instrumentalists (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, vocals, and mandolin) aged 8-99 years old** and for all levels where students have the unique opportunity to work and study with some of the best bluegrass and folk musicians in the world during the day and hear them perform in the evenings. Students will play bluegrass and fiddle tunes, learn and practice improvisation skills, write songs, explore other electives such as vocalizing while playing an instrument, and advance individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. An exciting culminating student performance will take place at the end of the week during the Crested Butte Arts Festival.

CBMF Bluegrass Camp-08
CBMF Bluegrass Camp 2021

Besides playing music, students will have the opportunity to hike with faculty, join fellow students in an evening country dance, and more! Come to Crested Butte Colorado for an amazing musical experience and enjoy living in one of the most beautiful places in all of Colorado.

*Bluegrass and Beyond Camp @ CBMF is a day camp from 9am-4pm daily. Housing is not provided for students or their families. For more information about lodging options in the Town of Crested Butte, click HERE.

CBMF Bluegrass Faculty
CBMF Bluegrass Faculty
CBMF Bluegrass Faculty

A sample schedule of the day:

10AM – large group jam

11AM – Masterclasses/private lessons

12:00PM – LUNCH (Not provided; bring your own lunch)

1:00PM – Enrichment (improv/composition/yoga)

2:00PM – Masterclass/private lessons

3:00PM – Large group jam


On one evening, there will be a faculty concert, free to all attendees.


August 2
August 7
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