2012 Workshop Lineup


Museum curator Tom Dietz, presents "The Life and Legacy of Orville Gibson"

Anna Whitten Hall

11:00am


Gibson was one of the most prominent contributors to Kalamazoo's musical legacy. His efforts to improve the quality of mandolins led to the establishment of the Gibson Guitar and Mandolin Company. Dietz will talk about Gibson's background, why he came to Kalamazoo, and other facets of his life and contributions to Kalamazoo's 19th century music scene; also, presentation by Jay Gavan's project talking to former Gibson Guitar employees


Michael Busto, of Dragon Wagon, talks about the upright bass,

Anna Whitten Hall

11:30am



Troy Radikin, of Dragon Wagon

Anna Whitten Hall

12:30pm



Patricia Pettinga presents "What’s in a Song?" basics of songwriter

Anna Whitten Hall

12:45pm



Joel Mabus will take his audience through the evolution of fretted instruments

Mary Jane Stryker Theater

1:00pm



Laura Sprague will offer the workshop "Health Techniques for Musicians"

Anna Whitten Hall

1:00pm



Jim Kuch presents "Art and Music"

Anna Whitten Hall

2:00pm



Patricia Pettinga presents "String of Song," demonstration to arrange and re-arrange song

Anna Whitten Hall

2:15pm



Angelo Santelli's "Slide Guitar: History and Technique"

Anna Whitten Hall

2:30pm



Kathy Nichols, of the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association, will offer a slow jam workshop

Anna Whitten Hall

3:30pm



Gerald Ross gives a Hawaiian lap steel guitar workshop

Anna Whitten Hall

3:45pm



Ted McNett, of the Electric Jug Band, will demonstrate homemade instruments

Anna Whitten Hall

4:00pm