UkeFest 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10am

The Mansion


EARLY BIRD: $399; prices increase July 1

10th Annual UkeFest

Sat–Wed, Aug 11–15, 2018

It’s not too early to plan a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills! Celebrating a decade dedicated to this small but mighty music maker, UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Craig Chee, Sarah Maisel, and more extraordinary instructors for five days of skill-based instruction. For those looking for more intensive skill development, Strathmore’s UkeFest is the only program of its kind that offers an advanced track.

A limited number of two-day passes are available for sale by calling the Ticket Office at 301.581.5100.

2018 Instructors

Craig Chee
Cathy Fink
Ginger Johnson
Sarah Maisel
Marcy Marxer
Gerald Ross
Frank Youngman


Included in Tuition

  • 8 hours of skill-based classes
  • 5 hours of Choose Your Own class sessions
  • Jam sessions and ensemble work
  • Admission to the Student and Instructor Showcases (Sat and Sun)

Skill Levels

  • Novice: never picked up a uke.
  • Beginner: played a little, but not confident enough to change chords in 3 keys while keeping a steady beat.
  • Intermediate: Comfortable playing 3-4 chords in 3-4 keys. Ready for some jazz chords, ready for some snazzier right hand techniques, ready to explore a variety of repertoires on the uke.
  • Advanced: This will be a truly advanced and fast moving class. Class will be limited to 10-12 students. To audition, please send a 2 minute video showing off your advanced uke skills to

Please Note

The program is geared for adults; please email before purchasing a registration for a student under the age of 18.

Strathmore aims to make music education experiences like UkeFest as accessible as possible. We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of partial tuition scholarships. To apply for a partial scholarship, please send an email explaining your need, interest in the program, and requested support amount to


By May 1: Full refund
May 2–June 1: 50% refund
June 2–July 20: 25% refund
July 21–Aug 11: no refund

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