Registration continues for Dulcimer U, a residential program at Western Carolina University that draws dulcimer enthusiasts from across the country for a week of classes, concerts, jam sessions and fellowship.
WCU’s 13th annual summer dulcimer conference will be held Sunday, July 15, through Friday, July 20, and will be hosted by Larry and Elaine Conger of Paris, Tenn. Named the national champion dulcimer player in 1998, Larry Conger is the author of eight books of dulcimer arrangements and has been featured on numerous recordings. Elaine Conger is a former classroom teacher and backup singer for country music artist Faith Hill.
The Congers have designed a dulcimer program that should appeal to players of all ages, skill levels and musical tastes, said Bobby Hensley, associate director of continuing education at WCU. “Their experience as classroom instructors and nationally sought-after performers makes Larry and Elaine the very best at what they do,” Hensley said.