3-Day Intensive with Bing Futch

July 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018

Evart, Michigan - Osceola County Fairgrounds


Join Award-Winning Mountain Dulcimer Player Bing Futch for a special 3-Day Intensive Workshop!

July 16th - 18th, 2018 at the Osceola County Fairgrounds, Bing Futch will present a 3-Day Intensive Workshop for mountain dulcimers right before the ODPC Funfest in Evart, Michigan.  Designed for all skill levels, the workshop will take place in the OJ North Building. 

Pricing is a la carte, pick which of the nine sessions you wish to attend and pay for just those or go for the whole enchilada! The more sessions you choose, the more money you save!  

Beginning Sessions will focus on fundamentals such as right-hand strumming exercises and left-hand fretboard orientation, learning different tunings, reading tablature, basic music theory and repertoire-building.

Intermediate Sessions will focus on embellishments, chord-building and chord movement, melody improvisation and repertoire-building.

Advanced Sessions will focus on trouble-shooting to smooth out your playing, learning how to arrange tunes in the chord-melody style, alternate tunings and repertoire-building.


All sessions come with copious amounts of resource material and video downloads to help you remember how everything fits together.  


Join Bing Futch July 16-18, 2018, in Evart, MI for mountain dulcimer instruction and one of the best jams of the year. If you've taken the Evart three-day before, THIS IS DIFFERENT, Stephen Seifert will not be in attendance this year.  Please have a look at the schedule below.


July 16-18, 2018


Osceola County Fairgrounds
101 Recreation Ave
Evart, MI 49631

This year, we're meeting again inside the fairgrounds. If you've been to Funfest, think of where the mountain dulcimer workshops are. Bing will be using the OJ North Building for classes. Using the fairgrounds means a short walk for everyone and plenty of fresh air. 


Monday, July 16

Session 1
9:00 - 11:00 Beginners

Session 2
12:30 - 2:30 Intermediates

Session 3
3:00 - 5:00 Advanced

Tuesday, July 17

Session 4
9:00 - 11:00 Beginners

Session 5
12:30 - 2:30 Intermediates

Session 6
3:00 - 5:00 Advanced

Wednesday, July 18

Session 7
9:00 - 11:00 Beginners

Session 8
12:30 - 2:30 Intermediates

Session 9
3:00 - 5:00 Advanced


Meals aren't included in the price but we sometimes all eat together.


Regardless of level, Bing will focus on technique and repertoire. You'll learn a lot and you'll also have fun!  Feel free to pick and choose sessions. Consider each workshop a separate entity. 


First select how many sessions you want. Next, select exactly WHICH sessions you want. Thinking you might benefit from taking two or more levels each day? Feel free to sign up for as much as you want, but know we're going to have to stick to the class levels. The more sessions you choose, the more you save! 



Please write only the SESSION NUMBER of the workshops you plan to attend (ex. - 1,4,7)

Which sessions did you choose?