Kobzarska Sich is sponsored by the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus and provides summer musical experience where students can learn to play the Bandura and sing Ukrainian choral music.
KOBZARSKA SICH 2017
August 5 - 19
Program information along with scholarship information will be made available in February. For direct inquiries, please email us here.
Founded in 1979, Kobzarska Sich unites bandura players from all over the world to share and learn about the bandura and its unique art form. Kobzarska Sich is held at All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Camp in Emlenton, Pennsylvania.
All Saints offers over 90 acres of pristine beauty in the Allegheny Mountains. The camp's facilities include volleyball courts, a swimming pool, 10 cabins for participants, a Millennium Cultural Center with housing and classrooms, and an activities pavilion, tennis and basketball courts, an infirmary and nature trails. All Kobzarska Sich participants are housed on the grounds of All Saints Camp in either cabins or in the Millennium Cultural Center.
This two-week course focuses on over seven hours of daily group instruction in the technique of playing bandura, bandura history, solo and ensemble playing and singing, music lectures, elementary music theory (as needed). There will be free time for sport, swimming, and relaxation. This course is designed for teenage children (12 and older) and adults of all ages.
Kobzarska Sich offers multiple scholarship opportunities each year. One full scholarship will be available through the Ivan Zinchuk Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko. Additional scholarships will be announced in conjunction with the 2017 program.
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