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Camp Marymount

1318 Fairview Blvd
Fairview, TN 37062
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The Monroe Mandolin Camp is a specialized music camp where students from around the world can study with world-class instructors on the music of the pioneer and father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Directed by the master mandolinist Mike Compton, this camp will include 3.5 days of hands-on instructional intensive classes for beginner through advanced students. The camp also offers jamming session late into the evening, instructional one-on-one tutorials, and opportunities to work with world class luthiers on your own instrument.

The Monroe Mandolin Camp takes place in Dickson County, just outside of Nashville, TN, at Camp Marymount, a 340 acre camp. It is an outdoor wooded site and offers flat terrain, campfire facilities, and hiking nearby. There are 4 year round cabins (heated and cooled) as well as various decks and porches for good weather picking spots. There is a conference hall with a stage that will seat 250, and a dining hall. An outdoor chapel nestled by a creek can accommodate 200 people. An open air/screened former lodge with fireplace (and a pool table and ping pong tables) is also available for gatherings. The cabins each contain 4 separate bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, and twin and/or bunk-bed style beds (only bottom bunks will be utilized).

The Instructors for the 2014 camp include Mike Compton, Director: David Davis, Instructor: Skip Gorman, Instructor: John Keith, Instructor: Mark Royal, Adjunct Instructor: Paul Duff, Luthier: Will Kimble, Luthier: Raymond Huffmaster, Rhythm Hoss: Casey Campbell, Jam Boss: Scott Simontacchi, Jam Boss.

For more information visit the web site at http://monroemandolincamp.com

“I am very much looking forward to spending time with old friends and acquaintances as well as new, and making this an annual event-a destination for us to come to where we know that we are among fellow Monroephiles. I encourage you to learn as much as you can, to soak in the classes and jams, to listen intently to the stories, and above all to have fun. If we can do anything to make your experience better, let us know. Life is good.”- Mike Compton


  • * Mike Compton
  • * David Davis
  • * Skip Gorman
  • * John Keith
  • * Mark Royal
  • * Raymond Huffmaster
  • * Paul Duff
  • * Will Kimble
  • * Casey Campbell
  • * Scott Simontacchi