Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop

The 2024 workshop (June 30–July 6, 2024) was wonderful. Here is the link to the recording of Martha Bishop’s “Mountain Estampie” that we commissioned for our 50th workshop (celebrated in 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

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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.



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 a variety of large group playing sessions, English country dancing, participant-led ensembles, a faculty concert, and our annual John Trexler Folk Lecture.