Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops present a study and celebration of West Virginia and Appalachian culture and heritage. It is an opportunity for students to join accomplished, honored performers for a week of instruction and fun in beautiful Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
In addition to learning in an intimate workshop setting, students will be invited to participate in exciting outdoor activities in the heart of the mountains that provided inspiration for some of the greatest work of West Virginia musicians and writers. Participants will be exposed to a type of interactive, collaborative instruction that is fresh and unique, yet preserves the honesty and emotional legacy of the culture.
Allegheny Echoes is the concept of a group of West Virginia musicians, writers and artists who wish to promote, support, preserve, and teach their art in a traditional way in a traditional setting. Their goal is to provide an accurate representation of West Virginia art that is not packaged and altered to appeal to a specific market. There is a strong emphasis placed on West Virginia style with an acknowledgement of the encompassing Appalachian culture. The Summer Workshops offer a chance for students of all ages and abilities to come together to learn, appreciate, and enjoy our West Virginia ways.
2015: It’s time to start getting those fingers limber and work on those calluses. Break out the writing tablet and sharpen those pencils. Warm up those vocal cords. Sooner than you realize, the 19th Allegheny Echoes Summer Workshops will begin. Come join the 125-plus musicians, writers and singers for the week of June 21-26, 2015, at the Marlinton Motor Inn in the heart of Edray, WV, just minutes away from the picturesque town of Marlinton, the seat of Pocahontas Country. Good news. Tuition prices remain a very reasonable $400, with a $50 reduction for those registering before June 1. Those lucky enough to be West Virginia residents receive a further break of $25.