Carnival Caravan Music Retreat is a vibrant intercultural collaboration between Brazil and New Orleans. Directed by master drummer/percussionist Scott Kettner, CCMR offers a unique and intimate program where you will have the opportunity to learn many of the rhythms and instruments of New Orleans and Brazil with some of the most talented and innovative artists of these traditions. Whether you’re an instrumentalists seeking to improve your understanding of harmony, a drummer looking to expand your rhythmic vocabulary or a seasoned percussionist eager to improve your skills, CCMR will offer a unique musical experience unlike any other.
Each year, we feature special guests who are steeped in the traditions of music from Brazil and New Orleans. Our week long camp culminates with an electrifying concert featuring faculty and students.
Imagine this: In the remote mountains of upstate New York, you turn off your cellphone and spend a week with us doing nothing but playing music for 15 hours a day!
Telephone: (845) 254-8009 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm EST)