2016 Scholarship Spotlight! Andrew Scotchie

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Meet Andrew Scotchie: a dynamic young artist from Asheville, North Carolina whose passion for music is truly larger-than-life.  At only 23 years old, he is the director/producer of his own music festival, Asheville BARNaroo, which is partnered with the Asheville Music School and books bands from all genres and from all over the country.  With his band, Andrew Scotchie and …

A first look at the 2016 Workshop Offerings!

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The 2016 Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshops are in the final stages of planning, and are awaiting your name on the registration list!  This summer we have a number of our beloved faculty members returning to teach workshops with a new twist on their genre.  Acoustic guitarist, Doug Smith will be teaching “Five Styles of Fingerpicking”, Jared Meeker is …

ANNOUNCING the 2016 Artist in Residence Line-up!

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Our New Year’s Resolution is to have a summer of music in the Flathead Valley that is unforgettable, inspiring, educational, FUN, and maybe even a little life-changing! Here at Crown we are starting this year off right, with the very first announcement of our 2016 Artist in Residence Line-up.  We are very proud to announce many new names to the …

Power of Music: Crown of the Continent musicians shine

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Daily Interlake News.  Sept 3, 2015 Article by Stefanie Thompson _____________________________________________________________________ The Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival would like to thank Stefanie Thompson for her article on the 2015 festival and workshop, featuring Tyvon Hewitt, the Guitars Not Guns Scholarship student.  The mission of the Crown simplifies down to one essential kernel, enriching lives through the study and performance …

Introducing the Bigfork ACES Beginner Guitar Program! Registration is open!

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It has been a long-time goal of the Crown to offer year-round educational opportunities in guitar.  We love our August/September Workshop and Festival, but there was still some room to grow and make a difference in our youth musician community.  Thanks to some amazing local sponsors and educators, that dream has become a reality! The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation, along …

A Year End Note From The Crown’s Development Director, Diane Kautzman

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Dear Crown Family and Friends:   “For one week of the year we have the world’s best backyard!” Anonymous Crown Attendee 2014 Thank you for making that possible! Your support of the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation has provided over 129 scholarships and fellowships, and is instrumental in educating and mentoring the future generations of musicians from the Flathead and Mission valleys, …

Summer Music and Workshops

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Two more Summer guitar music events are planned for the month of August.  “Live at Stillwater Fish House” in Whitefish will be held on Monday, Aug. 24 from 4 pm to midnight. A $10 ticket buys you a crawfish feed with a musical serenade by NOLA Jazz, a New Orlean’s style jazz band led by Erika Von Kleist. She will …

The Crown Welcomes 2015 Salish Kootenai College Scholarship Recipients

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Congratulations to Salish Kootenai College Workshop Scholarship Recipients! The workshop scholarship provides a rare opportunity to learn from nationally and internationally renowned guitar artists and master teachers in seven guitar genres: jazz, classic rock, blues, classical, singer-songwriter, acoustic and beginner. Each scholarship is valued at $4000. This year’s SKC winners include: Doug Ruhman, a guitarist for over 38 years who …