FinnFest 2013 - MUSIC WORKSHOPS - Organized by the Finnish Folk Music Camp
This year the Finnish Folk Music Camp is offering courses under the umbrella of FinnFest USA 2013. on June 20, 21, and 22.
Workshops will take place at Michigan Tech in the Blueline Room of the SDC (Student Development Complex) off of the main hallway in the Ice Arena, in the SDC - on Michigan Tech Univ. Campus, Houghton, MI. Come sing and play along and bring your instruments if you have them, or just come to listen and learn. All workshops are offered at no additional charge to your FinnFest 2013 registration and no pre-registration is necessary, just come and enjoy!
Finnish Folk Music Camp: July 15 to 17, 2014
Traditional Finnish music still permeates the lakes and forests of Michigan's Copper Country, where Finnish-American identity vibrantly lives on. From Saturday evening sauna to specialty comfort foods, folks carry on their Finnish traditions as part of everyday life. Arguably, none do it more significantly than those who play traditional Finnish music at festivals and weddings, in humble kitchens, on stylish patios, and even along the pristine shores of Lake Superior. Finlandia University's Finnish Council in America and the Finnish American Heritage Center are excited to arrange this second annual Finnish traditional music camp opportunity.
What other activities are available?
Sightseeing and summer sports abound in the Copper Country. In addition, the 2014 Aura Jamboree in nearby Aura, Michigan, begins on July 18, and the annual Strawberry Festival in Chassell, Michigan, take place the weekend prior to the Music Camp.
Finlandia University, founded by Finnish immigrants over a century ago, is a learning community dedicated to academic excellence, spiritual growth ,and service. The university is a private not-for-profit institution located in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.