The award-winning instructors from Western Carolina University’s summer dulcimer conference will be featured in a concert, “Dulcimers in the Round,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The group of 10 instructors who are scheduled to perform includes some who are national champion players, some who are well-known for playing the instruments they build, and others who bring a historical perspective to their performances, said Bobby Hensley, associate director of continuing education at WCU.
“From blues to bluegrass and from country to contemporary, there is sure to be something for everyone’s tastes,” Hensley said. “For those not familiar with the mountain dulcimer and its music, this would be a great opportunity to learn more about this beautiful instrument that is indigenous to our Southern Appalachian Mountains.”
The dulcimer conference at WCU, Dulcimer U, is designed for both new and experienced players of the mountain dulcimer. The conference runs Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20.
Tickets for the July 19 concert are available at the Bardo Center box office. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $7 for students and children. Call the box office at 828-227-2479 for tickets or more information.
For more general information about the concert and Dulcimer U, go online or call WCU’s Office of Continuing Education at 828-227-7397.