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Sisters Art Works Building

204 W. Adams Ave.

SISTERS, Oregon 97759

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For youth entering grades 8-12 who are instrumentalists, singers, or songwriters in all musical genres.

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This camp will take place outdoors at the Sisters Art Works Building, located at 204 W. Adams Avenue in Sisters.

Build A Band is a 5-day immersion into arranging favorite songs, forming ensembles, and jamming together. This experience will offer an inclusive opportunity for musicians to get together to collaborate, learn and share with one another and make music together. Campers will examine what makes a successful band, jam, and laugh together. Each day professional musicians and multi-instrumentalists Jenner Fox, Cuchulain Kelly, and Natalie Akers will guide and play along as campers mix, match and arrange songs. Participants will leave camp with a new idea of how songs are built, with some new friends, and probably as a member of a new band! All instruments (voice included) and genres are welcome.

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  • Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Monday-Friday
  • Lunch and snacks are included with all registration levels. If preferred, campers are welcome to bring their own lunch and snacks each day, but please don’t forget to pack food!
  • Sisters Folk Festival takes COVID-19 very seriously. All current safety protocols will be implemented. Click here to see our safety measure guidelines.
  • Parent or guardian must sign participant in and out of camp each day. Exceptions can be made for students 13 and over with parental consent.
  • If camp is cancelled due to COVID-19, a full refund will be issued automatically
  • Questions? Call 541-549-4979.

Complete this form if the camp participant will need to take medication (including over the counter) during camp.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:

Natalie Akers is a piano/keyboard player and educator. She discovered camps in 2016, and has since worked on bringing interdisciplinary and music programs to life for middle and high school students in the US and Japan. Natalie came to Sisters to teach at Camp Tamarack’s Outdoor School.

Jenner Fox is a folk singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, international river guide, and the co-founder of the Cassiopeia Academy for Music Performance and Songwriting in Washington, DC.

“Jenner combines the lyricism of Joni Mitchell and the commentary of Neil Young to represent the next generation of singer songwriters.” - Grammy nominated producer, Cookie Marenco.

Natalie and Jenner are touring musicians and educators living in Sisters, OR. They met studying history + music at Yale University

Cuchulain is a low-voiced songsmith with a wry sense of humor. With a wisecrack wit and a baritone that draws comparisons to Johnny Cash, Cuchulain (pronounced “ka-HOO-lin”) writes upbeat songs about heavy topics. Born in rural South Carolina, Cuchulain landed in Eugene, Oregon by way of Paris, DC, and California, honing his genre-bending version of folk music by incorporating the sounds of his many hometowns along the way. The multi-instrumentalist has toured extensively since 2015, performing in venues large as the Kennedy Center and small as a friend’s living room, and teaches songwriting, guitar, piano, bass, and drums to students ages 5-69. Cuchulain co-founded the band Handsome Hound.

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Sisters Folk Festival's mission is to enrich lives through innovative music and arts education programming and cultural events that serve an inclusive, multi-generational community.

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