Calling All Acoustic Music Lovers, Novice to Professional

Join us for the 19th annual WUMB Summer Acoustic Music Week (SAMW). It's a retreat and renewal and a summer music vacation. But most of all, it's a chance to work on and play your music with some of the best folk musicians and teachers in the country.

Sponsored by WUMB Radio in Boston, Massachusetts, SAMW offers an exuberant week of intensive instruction, jamming, workshops, dancing and musical collaboration with instructors attuned to the needs of each student. Class topics include Flatpicking and Fingerstyle Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Voice, Blues Styles, and Songwriting, as well as the opportunity to learn sound reinforcement skills. Dancing will also be a playful component of the program to celebrate the spirit of the community.

Geneva Point Center, in central New Hampshire, is situated on nearly 200 acres of woods and green spaces. With a mile of beachfront on Lake Winnipesaukee, Geneva Point offers a beautiful view of the lake and the Ossipee Mountains: a tranquil setting in which to pursue your musical studies and recreational interests. Take a walk on marked trailsthrough the woods or along the scenic shoreline. Swimming, canoeing, volleyball and tennis are all available at the Center with mountain hiking a short distance away.

We believe that much of the value of the music week lies in the community experience. There will be no off-site accommodations for the students or staff. Space is available in a rustic country inn (two to a room) and in bunk houses (four to a room) scattered around the property. SAMW will supply linens, blankets, and a pillow. Tent sites are also available. There is no air conditioning, so consider bringing a fan. The inn has a large common room on the first floor as well as a wraparound porch. All evening activities will take place in the Chapel and there are designated 24-hour music locations.

Meals are served family style in the dining room. Please notify us if you have special dietary needs. Alcohol is not allowed at SAMW.