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For anyone who has come into the possession of their first shakuhachi any time in the past two years, with its specially created Beginner Program, this camp is for you! So go to http://www.shakucamp.com/ and reserve your spot now for June 22 to 26, 2006. AND, if you know of any acolyte shakuhachi-ists, please pass this information on to them, thank you.
While it has always been popular with attendees over the years, the organizers and faculty have made two big changes in this year's program which we are confident will make it more inspiring, more enjoyable, and more productive than ever. There will be a new Beginner Curriculum and the Intermediate/Advanced Course has also been improved. Our goal is no less than to make your Shakucamp experience the most valuable 5 days you will spend with the shakuhachi this year.
We are proud to announce the establishment of the "Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies Beginner Curriculum." For anyone who has come into the possession of their first shakuhachi any time in the past two years, this camp is for you! The six core faculty of Shakucamp since its inception, Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, Michael Chikuzen Gould, Kaoru Kakizakai, Yoshio Kurahashi, Riley Lee and David Wheeler, representing almost two centuries' teaching experience, are jointly creating the most effective Shakuhachi Beginner Curriculum to be found. For the duration of camp, all beginners will be following this curriculum with one of its authors. Faculty will change daily to showcase the individual strengths of each faculty member. And for one period each day, ALL camp participants, from beginner to advanced, join together for lectures and instruction on some core facet of the Shakuhachi: repertoire, technique, theory, philosophy, history, lore and more.
This year, for the first time, you can start your camp experience months before arriving at Sunrise Ranch. Camp registrants will be given access to a private page on the Shakucamp website where sheet music files of all of the teaching materials and pieces offered at camp can be browsed, perused, and downloaded at will. Audio files will also be made available for musical reference.
While the number of offerings will be less than in camps past, the variety of genre and style will remain the same, if not increase. In addition to the standard classical Honkyoku (Zen solos) and Sankyoku (shamisen/koto/shakuhachi), and modern solos and ensembles, faculty will teach their own compositions and modern commissions.
It is going to be a wonderful 4 nights and 5 days. We hope to see you there!
david (2006 Summer Shakuhachi Camp of the Rockies, Faculty Representative)
3660 Buckeye Ct., Boulder, CO, USA 80304