Dulcimer Jamboree Workshops

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Thu, Apr 27 2023 8:30 AM CST Sat, Apr 29 2023 5:00 PM CST

Make your plans now to visit Mountain View, Arkansas this spring! The annual Dulcimer Jamboree workshops return to the Ozark Folk Center State Park April 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2023.

Mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer contests will return this year thanks to our proud sponsors the Committee of One Hundred for the Ozark Folk Center.

Register for dulcimer workshops

Printable PDFs with class descriptions and schedule:

Hammered Dulcimer Schedule
Hammered Dulcimer Class Descriptions
Mountain Dulcimer Class Descriptions
Mountain Dulcimer Schedule

NOTE: Schedule, location, concert line-up, and classes are subject to change

Printable PDF for Dulcimer Contests:
Updated Contest General Rules 4/4/23

Please, read carefully:

  • Workshops are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. 
  • Mountain Dulcimer instructors include: Pam Setser, Karen Mueller, Kara Barnard, and Corky Wolf teaching our new players
  • Hammered Dulcimer instructors include: Ken Kolodner, Mary Lynn Michal, Colin Beasley, and Joe Jewell teaching our new players
  • Registration fees include admission to concerts on Friday and Saturday
    • If you have a spouse or friend attending the event with you, please purchase a 3-Day Non-Participant pass for them. This will allow them all-day admission to the Craft Village, park events, and concerts throughout the weekend

Reserve your duplex cabin room at the Cabins at Dry Creek, located at the Ozark Folk Center, during the Dulcimer Jamboree Concerts, Contests, and Workshops April 27th, 28th, and 29th. On-site lodging is expected to fill up quickly for this workshop

If you have questions about planning your retreat to Mountain View, call the Ozark Folk Center at 800-264-3655 (FOLK) or 870-269-3851.

2023 Dulcimer Jamboree Registration Info

All workshop registrations are processed through an online portal on this website ( This will allow us to track registration information, keep accurate student counts, process refunds, and check in students with more efficiency than past years. You will need a credit card and a valid email address to register.

When registering for yourself, someone else, or for multiple students, be sure to answer the questions when you are prompted during the registration process and include the actual names of the student(s). This will ensure we have their proper names on their name badges and registration packets.

No registrations will be taken over the phone or by mail.

If you have specific questions about the workshop, class offerings, or need to cancel an online registration, contact Music Director, Daren Dortin at 870-269-3853 or by email at [email protected]

Workshop Format

By selecting your level and answering the registration questions, we will be better able to schedule classroom assignments. Note that you will be able to move from different levels and take classes from different instructors, as you like. Your level selection when registering online does not lock you into a specific class for the duration of the workshop.


Registration for the 3-day event is $158.50. Your registration includes 3 days of workshop classes (Thursday through Saturday), admission to evening concerts on Friday and Saturday. and all-day admission to the Craft and all other park events happening throughout the weekend.

Single-Day and Walk-Up Registration

Registration for single day classes and walk-up students will be processed at the front desk in the Visitor Center (a.k.a. the Adminstration Building) once the workshop has started. Single-day classes are $75.00. Walk-up registration for the 3-day workshop is $175.00.

3-Day Non-Participant Pass (Savings of $50.00)

This $30.00 pass is available for spouses, friends and family members of workshop attendees who want to take advantage of what the Ozark Folk Center has to offer and will not be attending workshops. This one-person pass allows admission to the Craft village on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and music concerts on Friday and Saturday night.

Click HERE to purchase a Non-Participant Pass

Cancelation and Refund Policy

Registration fees are refundable for this workshop until the close of business on April 26, 2023. Refunds cannot be issued after the 26th of April. 

For refunds, call OFC Music Director Daren Dortin at 870-269-3853 or by email at [email protected]

General Information

Doors to Visitor Center (Administration Building) open each morning at 7:30 a.m.
Skillet Resturant opens for breakfast buffet on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

Registration & Orientation

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning at the Visitor Center (across from the Skillet Restaurant). Students will check in using a printed copy of their online registration form or receipt on their mobile device. Nametags and a final version of the event schedule will be available in the lobby at check-in.

Orientation begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday morning in the White Oak Theater in the Visitor Center.

Register for dulcimer workshops here