Virtual UkeFest 2020

Virtual UkeFest 2020


12th Annual Virtual UkeFest

Fri–Wed, Aug 14–19, 2020
Registration closes August 14 at noon

UkeFest is going virtual! We will miss seeing everyone in person this year, but we’re excited to make UkeFest 2020 an unforgettable experience. We have created a robust schedule of classes, jams, open mics, and more, so we can all be together even though we’re safely apart.

The program orientation and launch party will kick off Friday night, classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday, and there will be evening events on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Once you register, you will receive regular email updates about the event, including private links for you to join Zoom and YouTube sessions. Classes and other events will be recorded and available to UkeFest participants for one month after the event.

Celebrating our 12th year dedicated to this small but mighty music maker, UkeFest Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with extraordinary instructors Bryan Tolentino, Liz and Jim Beloff, Peter Luongo, Maureen Andary, Jess Eliot Myhre, and Chris Ousley for skill-based instruction, special topics classes, jams, open mics, and a faculty concert. 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 experience? Check out our UkeFest site.


Included in Tuition

  • 2 days of skill-based classes for beginner through advanced players
  • Choices of 16 different single topic classes, 4 for each level of playing
  • Online jam sessions
  • Vocal and percussion workshops
  • Community building through virtual social time
  • Open mic
  • Closing cocktail and costume party singalong
  • Full evening concert with all staff

Optional Add-On: Private Lessons

We are pleased to facilitate private 45-minute ukulele lessons with several of our fabulous UkeFest instructors for an additional fee of $50 per lesson. Visit the instructor pages below to see their availability and register.

Optional Add-On: T-Shirts

Strum in style! Purchase your UkeFest t-shirt today. Orders can be placed through the final day of UkeFest, but you must order by July 12 if you want your t-shirt to arrive before the program starts.

Cancellation Policy

Please review this policy carefully.

Cancellation by July 10: Full tuition refund minus $25 cancellation fee
July 11–30: 50% tuition refund
July 30–Aug 19: no tuition refund


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 email before registering a student under the age of 18. Or check out our Virtual Summer Art Camps for teens (grades 7–10) and kids (grades 1–6).

Support Strathmore

We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.

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