Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop

Celebrating 50 years!

June 25–July 1, 2023

On the campus of Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Programs at all levels for early musicians and folk musicians, set against the backdrop of the scenic Smoky Mountains.

Recorder • Viol • Sackbut
Shawm • Dulcian
Capped Reeds • Folk Harp
Pennywhistle & Pipes
Sacred Harp Singing

2023 John Trexler Folk Lecture presented by Lorraine Hammond

Registration and class selection for the 2023 Mountain Collegium Workshop are now closed.
Contact to request an exception for late registration.

The roster of Mountain Collegium faculty is impressive with some of the top active teachers and performers. The musical experience is boosted by the warm and friendly participants, many of whom come year after year.

Click here to meet the 2023 faculty.

Accommodations are excellent, with comfortable and modern dorm rooms, as well a wide variety of good food in the cafeteria. Four classes meet each day, but the evenings offer the variety of large group playing sessions, English country dancing, participant-led ensembles, a faculty concert, and our annual John Trexler Folk Lecture. This year’s presenter is longtime Mountain Collegium faculty member Lorraine Hammond.