June Music & Dance Week

“June MAD Week” is dedicated to providing an immersive musical and educational experience for those looking to enhance their current skills and/or build a solid foundation in a new area. Old-Time, Cajun, Bluegrass, Blues, Celtic/Irish, Songwriting and Dance are a few areas of concentration. Wheatland’s June MAD Week Music Staff consists of nationally and internationally renowned musician-instructors, including Grammy and IBMA award winning artists. Camp attendees experience week-long, first-class instruction from the best-of-the-best on today’s Traditional Music scene. In addition to daytime classes with accomplished instructors in the traditional music scene, evening activities consist of jam sessions, dances, performances by campers and music staff, and other great events.
This is some serious quality time at Wheatland, don’t miss out!

REGISTRATION FORM 
Print, complete, and return the with payment included to WMO, PO Box 22, Remus, MI 49340

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS | DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE | EVENING EVENTS SCHEDULE

AboutMusic StaffClassesEvening EventsRegistration

3rd Annual June Music & Dance Week: June 18-24, 2017

“This was a fantastic experience at every level.”
“Teachers = World Class”
“Best time of my life!!”

Genres
OLD TIME | CAJUN & ZYDECO | BLUES | BLUEGRASS 
IRISH & CELTIC | DANCE | SONGWRITING  

Instruments
Fiddle | Banjo | Mandolin | Guitar | Stand-Up Bass | Dobro | Ukulele
Pedal Steel & Slide Guitar | Accordion | Harmonica | Voice

Who is June MAD Week for?

All levels of players are welcome!  Whether you are a beginner or veteran, you will be sure to leave camp with a markedly enhanced ability in your area of interest (and a boat-load of new friends!).  While June MAD Week is designed for adults, young folks able to sustain an adult level of participation are welcome (parent or guardian required for Attendees under 18 years old).

Location

June MAD Week takes place on the beautiful Wheatland Music Festival Site, located just West of Remus, MI.  The Main Gate entrance is located just west of 5161 Pierce Rd, Remus, MI 49340.

Keep In Touch!

  • Keep in touch with Campers and Music Staff by joining the “June Music and Dance Week (at Wheatland)” Group on Facebook!
  • Stay connected with Wheatland via Facebook.
  • You can also be added to Wheatland’s monthly eNews and QuarterNotes mailing lists by contacting the WMO Office (see below).
  • If you have any questions, feel free to contact the WMO Office at 989-967-8879 or office@wheatlandmusic.org  

Click on the name to read bio, view video, and learn more about their classes.

Kevin Aucoin
(Bayou DeVille)
Percussion | Cajun Band


Allen Bates
Intermediate Bluegrass Banjo
Advanced Bluegrass Banjo
Bluegrass Band Class


Bruce BaumanBeginning Fiddle


David BowenIrish/Celtic Guitar


Kate BrackenMorning Yoga


Banjo-Jim FoerchBeginning Banjo | Beginning Guitar


Jonno Frishberg
(Bayou DeVille)
Advanced Cajun Fiddle
Cajun/Zydeco Accordion
Cajun Band Class


Bruce GartnerMini-Lessons: Tune-Writing; Mandolin; Fiddle


David Greely
(Bayou DeVille)
Cajun Singing | Harmony Singing | Cajun Band


Sabra Guzmán
Stand Up Bass | Harmony Singing | Old Time Band


Becky Hill
A Survey of Traditional Dance


Drew HowardDobro | Pedal & Lap Steel | Slide Guitar


Jim HurstIntermediate Flatpicking Guitar
Advanced Flatpicking Guitar

Bluegrass Band


Don Julin
Beginning Mandolin
Intermediate Mandolin

Advanced Mandolin


Bo Ledet
(Bayou DeVille)
Intermediate Cajun Fiddle
Cajun Band


Roger Little
Beginning Accordion


Patrick Ourceau
Intermediate Irish Fiddle
Advanced Irish Fiddle


Mark PalmsOld Time Guitar Accompaniment & Techniques
Old Time Songs & Guitar Accompaniment
Old Time Band


Josh Rose
Songwriting
Song Share Session


Peter Madcat RuthBeginner Harmonica
Intermediate Harmonica
Intermediate-Advanced Ukulele


Dan Seabolt
Intermediate Bluegrass Fiddle
Advanced Bluegrass Fiddle

Bluegrass Band Class


Rafe StefaniniIntermediate Old Time Fiddle
Advanced Old Time Fiddle

Old Time Band


Mark Stoltz
Partner Dancing: Cajun, Zydeco & Waltz


Travis Stuart
Intermediate Old Time (Clawhammer) Banjo
Advanced Old Time (Clawhammer) Banjo
Old Time Band


 Frank Youngman

Music Theory | Harmony Singing
Beginner-Intermediate Ukulele

Click on the class title to read the
course description, prerequisites, and instructor info!
Classes & schedule subject to change.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 2017
DAILY CLASS SCHEDULE 2017

FIDDLE

Beginning Fiddle 
Intermediate Old Time | Intermediate Irish | Intermediate Cajun | Intermediate Bluegrass
Advanced Old Time | Advanced Irish | Advanced Cajun | Advanced Bluegrass 

GUITAR

Beginning Guitar
Old Time Songs & Accompaniment
Old Time Accompaniment & Techniques | Irish/Celtic
Dobro | Pedal & Lap Steel | Bottleneck Slide
Intermediate Flatpicking | Advanced Flatpicking

BANJO

Beginning Banjo
Intermediate Old Time (Clawhammer) | Intermediate Bluegrass (Fingerpicking)
Advanced Old Time (Clawhammer) | Advanced Bluegrass (Fingerpicking)

MANDOLIN

Beginning Mandolin
Intermediate Mandolin | Advanced Mandolin

DANCE

Partner Dancing: Cajun, Zydeco & Waltz 
A Survey of Traditional Dance

HARMONICA

Beginner Harmonica 
Intermediate Harmonica

SONG

Harmony Singing | Cajun Singing | Songwriting
Old Time Songs & Accompaniment | Song Share Session

ACCORDION

Beginning Accordion | Cajun & Zydeco Accordion

UKULELE

Beginner-Intermediate Ukulele | Intermediate-Advanced Ukulele

BAND CLASSES

Form your own band with guidance from members of our music staff!

Old Time Band | Cajun Band | Bluegrass Band

MISCELLANEOUS

Sound (Equipment) 101 | Music Theory | Percussion
Stand-Up BassMorning Yoga

MINI-LESSONS

Designated Instructors are available during the week for one-on-one lessons in the following areas:

Mandolin | Tunewriting | Dulcimer

EVENING EVENTS SCHEDULE 2017  (PDF)

In addition to daytime classes, attendees also enjoy and participate in evening activities such as: 

Jam Sessions of various levels and genres

Dances such as Squares, Contras, Cajun & Zydeco, Honky Tonk

Performances by Campers and Music Staff

Other Special Events:

  • Play and sing Cowboy Campfire Songs around the campfire
  • For Honky Tonk Night, attendees get to sing Honky Tonk standards backed by an all-star music-staff band for an all-out Honky Tonk Dance
  • At Cajun & Zydeco Culture Hour our music-staff presents Cajun and Zydeco history, share their personal relationships to Cajun & Zydeco culture, play a little bit of music, and take questions from attendees, all while stirring up a big pot of gumbo for everyone to enjoy at the end of the hour!
  • And more!

ADMISSION & REGISTRATION

Attendees must register in advance – limited spaces available!  Early registration deadline is June 1st.  Final registration deadline is Wednesday, June 14th, 2017.

How Do I Register?

1. Online

2. By Phone

3. By Mail

What is the cost of admission?

Attendee

Partner/Guardian

Evenings & Saturday Admission

Refund Policy: Week-long Admission Fees are fully refundable until June 1st.

2nd Annual June MAD Week 2016

1st Annual June MAD Week 2015