The 2021 RockyGrass Academy will be held July 18-22. Non-refunded registrations for the 2020 Academy will be automatically applied to the 2021 Academy, unless you request a refund. We will be accepting refunds beginning May 20.
Note: Instrument building classes have been cancelled for 2021 (but expected to return in 2022).
For a week before the RockyGrass Festival begins, immerse yourself as an active participant in the world of bluegrass.
From small classes with world-class professional musicians to sessions on group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, one-on-one instruction, and a variety of electives (including practice techniques, writing instrumentals, accompaniment, improvisation, and music history) to band scrambles, BBQs, and plenty of jamming for novice through advanced ability levels, many Academy students return year after year, creating long-term relationships with fellow musicians from all over the world.
There are no notebooks. No laptops. The learning process here distills down to playing music – sometimes while standing shin-deep in the river – with others who share a passion for this American roots music.
The Christian Science Monitor