An intensive Eastern European music and culture experience for motivated young musicians ages 12-22.


"...the experience was unforgettable."
– 2006 BALKAPALOOZA! graduate


This one-week intensive Eastern European music and culture summer workshop was developed for motivated young musicians ages 12-22. Focusing on honing musical skills and broadening cultural understanding, BALKAPALOOZA! offers a combination of student ensembles, hands-on learning, European folk singing, cultural studies, and intensives with guest area specialists. Registered students receive a study packet in advance of the workshop.

Look for us again in 2009!

BALKAPALOOZA! is taking 2008 off for staff travel-study that will enhance future programming. Please keep in touch, and check back with us for summer 2009.

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BALKAPALOOZA! is ideal for motivated young musicians who:

Intermediate/advanced level students are invited after a formal assessment by a BALKAPALOOZA! faculty mentor.

Introduction/exploratory level students must already have had previous study of a specific instrument. Ability to read music is helpful, but not mandatory (aural learners will have additional preparatory work).

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