Educational Offerings

Wintergrass offers a robust selection of unique education programs. Each of these programs require additional registration, however Wintergrass also offers a huge selection of workshops during the festival itself. Admission to these festival workshops is included in the price of your ticket.

D'Addario Youth Academy - For kids ages 7-14, this program focusses on young beginning and intermediate players and culminates in a main stage performance on Friday evening.

Wintergrass Youth Orchestra - For middle and high school string orchestra players, this program provides students the opportunity to play alternative styles music under the direction of American String Teachers Association president Bob Phillips and perform with Darol Anger, Väsen, and other Wintergrass artists. Students receive their parts as early as October and gather for one mass rehearsal in January.

Youth Academy Teacher Training is designed for young skilled musicians ages 14 to 21 to encourage growth in the areas of showmanship and band ensemble and prepare students for teaching possibilities.

PintGrass is for our youngest musicians. Music is a wonderful thing and even the smallest ones can participate! If you have a 4-6 year old who would love to learn easy tunes, begin developing a sense of rhythm, and have the opportunity to learn more Bluegrass and folk music in an encouraging environment, this program is for him/her.

Detailed information and registration info for these programs can be found on the Wintergrass Youth Educational Offerings page.

Wintergrass Intensives - For high intermediate and advanced players, these full and half day sessions are taught by exceptional artists and focus on one topic. While generally designed for adults, exceptions will be made for younger players on a case by case basis.

Detailed information and registration info for these programs can be found on the Wintergrass Intensives page.

Wintergrass Workshop's

From Thursday night through Saturday, Wintergrass will be offering workshops on Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Clogging and more!.