Balmoral Summer Piping Camp

Date(s): July 7, 2024,
July 12, 2024

Location: Kutztown University, 15200 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530,

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In small group classes, 1-on-1 lessons, and camp-wide seminars, students will receive instruction on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Interested students may also study Scottish smallpipes. Guest instructors for Balmoral's Summer camps have all won major piping awards and have incomparable records in the teaching and promotion of solo piping and pipe band music around the world.

Our first session, July 7-12, will be a piping camp at Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. This beautiful campus is less than two hours from New York City, and one hour 17 minutes from Philadelphia. Teaching at Kutztown will be:

Bruce Gandy, a member of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, the first non-Scottish band to win the World Pipe Band Championships (1987). Bruce’s solo awards include the Canadian Gold Medal, Gold Medal at the Northern Meeting, Gold Medal at Oban, and Bratach Gorm. He is a 3-time winner of the MacCrimmon Memorial Cairn for Piobaireachd.

Derek Midgley has won B Marches and Silver Medal at the Northern Meeting, 2nd Highland Society of London Gold Medal at Oban; Dunvegan Medal, 6/8 Marches & 2/4 Marches at Dunvegan, Overall at the United States Piping Foundation Championship.

Andrew Carlisle, Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University, Andrew has won A Grade Strathspey & Reel at Oban, A Grade Piobaireachd & Overall at The Cowal Highland Gathering, US Gold for both Light Music & Piobaireachd, and three All-Ireland titles at Senior level.

Balmoral staff piping instructors Sean Patrick Regan and Richmond Johnston will join our world-class guest instructors at the Kutztown camp. Registration will close June 16, 2023. For more information or to register, please visit:


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