Ozark Folk Center State Park Auto Harp Workshop

June 8-10, 2017

2017 Auto Harp Registration Form
Auto Harp Schedule

We are pleased to welcome back the fabulous line up of instructors from last year.
Our autoharp workshop features intensive classroom instruction Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. Performances by instructors, special guests and participants are also included in the schedule of events. All playing levels, beginners to advanced, are welcome!   Students will choose a class that they will remain with depending on playing level. ALL students will have classes with each of the instructors every day.
2017 Instructors
Bryan Bowers – 1993 Charter Member of the Autoharp Hall of Fame. Presents instrumental virtuosity and expressive vocals combined with warmth, eloquence, and professionalism; An Ozark Folk Center favorite.

Cathy Britell – 2005 International Autoharp Champion, 2012 Autoharp Hall of Fame. Author of popular beginners’ books, Cathy is a superb, warm, and encouraging teacher.

Karen Mueller – 1986 International Autoharp Champion, 2006 Autoharp Hall of Fame , and 2012-13 McKnight Fellow. A true multi-instrumental virtuoso; Karen is an empowering, patient and effective teacher, and a stunning performer.

Charles Whitmer – 2008 Autoharp Hall of Fame, teacher par excellence, author of prodigious catalogue of autoharp and other instrumental and choral music, expert in shape note singing, and favorite staff at multiple autoharp events nationally and internationally.

SPECIAL GUESTS! “HARMONY RETURNS” (Mary and Robert Gillihan and Dave Smith) who will do a “from the beginning” workshop on how they put a song together and develop instrumental and vocal magic.   

Class playing levels

Beginners and Begin-again-ers – We will start at the very beginning and teach basic strums, rhythmic backup of singing and other instruments and some very simple melody techniques on beautiful and easy songs and tunes.

Early intermediate
– We will add more rhythms and build solid melody-picking skills, learning some great new intermediate-level songs and tunes.

Advanced Intermediate – For good melody players who want to learn interesting new rhythm techniques and more complex melodies with new ways to play and arrange more difficult repertoire.

Advanced - This is for people who already have a good repertoire of songs or tunes, play melodies with ease, feel comfortable playing for others, and want to add finesse and excitement to their playing, pick up some new songs and tunes, and explore and share new musical frontiers.

Please Designate Group 1, 2, 3 or 4 on your registration form. If, once the workshop has started, you think you made the wrong choice; you’re welcome to change groups.
Onsite lodging is available, contact The Cabins at Dry Creek for prices and availability (870) 269 3871.