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Instruments & Equipment

Week-long Workshop Participants

Everyone …

… needs to bring his/her instrument excluding pianists. You should bring pens, pencils, and notebook or manuscript paper. Audio recorders are welcome and encouraged in almost all classes and concerts – but NO videos except Friday’s STUDENT combo concert(s).

Guitar and Bass …

… need to bring an amp and extension cords. If you are flying, and your amp is too big, we can provide an amp for you.  We need to know if you need an amp BEFORE June 1st. You still need to bring cables, cords, etc.

Upright Bass Players should bring your own instrument and a pickup. If you are flying, we can provide rental basses … however, please keep in mind, the upright basses we offer are typically student model basses – they aren’t necessarily set up well and have higher action than you might be used to. People do use them every year and it gets them through the week just fine.

We cannot provide guitars.

If you need to borrow equipment, you must let us know BEFORE June 1st. You should know that there is no extra charge for us providing rental equipment. You can thank Jamey!

Drummers …

… need to bring your own drum set, if possible. You’ll be most comfortable playing your own set. If you are flying, we can provide a drum set for you (drums & hardware only, no cymbals). If you prefer your own hardware, foot pedal, stool, or stands, we suggest you bring them. We must know your needs BEFORE June 1st. Please bring your own cymbals, sticks, brushes, etc. even if you’re flying. We cannot provide cymbals!

It’s also a good idea, if you’re bringing your own equipment, to bring a drum rug as the floors are not carpeted.

If you need to borrow equipment, you must let us know BEFORE June 1st. You should know that there is no extra charge for us providing rental equipment. You can thank Jamey!

Vocalists, Flutes and String players …

… generally will not need amplification during their group rehearsals. Any reason for amplification will be handled as needed at the workshop.  Vocalists, please bring your own microphone and cable.

String players should bring a small pickup with them. We cannot provide pickups. Microphones and amps will be provided for the final student concerts.

If you need to borrow equipment, you must let us know BEFORE June 1st. You should know that there is no extra charge for us providing rental equipment. You can thank Jamey!



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