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Master class lineup set for Bear on the Square
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Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

When: April 19-21

Where: Dahlonega

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The 17th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival has scheduled its Master Classes for Sunday, April 21, at the Historic Vickery House, home of the Georgia Appalachian Studies Center of the University of North Georgia.

The festival takes place in and around Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square, and the Vickery House at West Main Street and Vickery Drive.

Cost of each class is $10; pre-registration is recommended. There will be only eight students for each one hour, 45 minute class. Those interested in registering for a class can do so by going to and clicking the link on the Master Classes announcement.

The SouthEastern Bluegrass Association will discount its online membership fee to $5 for those taking a Master Class.

Class times are 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. for banjo and bass; and 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. for fiddle and guitar.

Class instructors and class material include:

• Geoff Hohwald: “Back-up Bluegrass Banjo.”

• Curtis Jones: “Rhythm Guitar.”

• Martin Norgaard: “Improvising Over Standard Fiddle Tune.”

• Chris Enghauser: “Bass-Spelling Chords.”

More information about the instructors, including their teaching and musical backgrounds, can be found on the Bear on the Square website,