Once again the Mandolin Symposium returns to Santa Cruz this June to the beautiful University of California campus in Santa Cruz, California. Led by two of the great mandolin masters, David Grisman and Mike Marshall, the Mandolin Symposium brings together mandolin players from all over the world to study and play together for an intensive five day program consisting of classes, concerts, jams, and student performances.

Classes will begin on Monday June 23rd at 2pm and our week will end with our traditional Friday Night Concert with our Instructors and students.

Registration is Open!

Do you want to give a gift of The Mandolin Symposium? Contact Stephen for the details.

Our Instructors for 2014 are:

David Grisman (Dawg)
Mike Marshall (Brazilian Choro)
Don Stiernberg (Swing and Jazz Master)
Rich DelGrosso (MandoBluesMan)
Caterina Lichtenberg (German Classical Mandolin Professor)
Emory Lester (Bluegrass, Jazz and New Age)
Don Julin (Author of Mandolin for Dummies)
Sierra Hull (Bluegrass)

With Guest Instructor

Danilo Brito (Brazilian choro virtuosos)


Lynn Dudenbostel's Repair Shop

This year we are again pleased to offer the Lynn Dudenbostel Mandolin Symposium Repair Shop. This is not a class or elective but a service to benefit the Mandolin Symposium Scholarship fund.

Click here to watch a video of Don Stiernberg and Mike Marshall
having a conversation about the Mandolin Symposium.

Click here to watch a video of David Grisman and Mike Marshall
sharing their thoughts on the Mandolin Symposium.