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UkeFest 2020

UkeFest 2020

Saturday, August 15, 2020, 10am

The Mansion


Early Bird Rate: $468 through May 15

12th Annual UkeFest

Sat–Wed, Aug 15–19, 2020

Have a strummer of a summer learning (or perfecting) your ukulele skills! Celebrating this small but mighty music maker, UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Bryan Tolentino, Liz and Jim Beloff, Peter Luongo, Maureen Andary, Jess Eliot Myhre and more 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.

Want to learn even more about UkeFest and plan your visit? Check out our UkeFest site.

P.S. If you love ukuleles as much as we do, don’t miss Jake Shimabukuro and Sierra Hull on February 13, including a preshow strum-along led by Cathy and Marcy.


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 Faculty Showcase Concerts (Sat and Sun)

Cancellation Policy

Please review this policy carefully.

Cancellation by June 1: Full tuition refund minus $30 cancellation fee
June 2–July 20: 50% tuition refund
July 21–Aug 17: no tuition refund

If you find you are not able to attend UkeFest and are outside the time frame for a full refund, contact to inquire if we have a waitlist.


Strathmore aims to make music education experiences like UkeFest as financially accessible as possible, and we are able to offer a limited number of partial tuition scholarships. Learn more about scholarships.

Is UkeFest appropriate for kids?

UkeFest is geared toward adults, but we welcome several students ages 13–17 each year. Please contact Lauren Campbell at 301.581.5245 before registering a student under the age of 18.

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