Victor Wooten Masterclass - "Music of Nature and the Nature of Music"

A New Masterclass with Victor Wooten - "Music of Nature and the Nature of Music"

Just announced! Join legendary bassist and five-time GRAMMY Award winning artist Victor Wooten on Friday, August 9th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm for a nature walk to the scenic Lower Bear Creek Waterfall (located near town park), followed by a short walk up the river trail (the walk is on relatively flat ground) to the Sheridan Opera House where Wooten will lead a Masterclass.

Wooten will use his electric bass to guide concepts and ideas of viewing music and nature as its own language. Wooten will also explore the idea that music, nature and the verbal languages are serving the same purpose, as a form of expression. A universal language.

The class will meet at the festival Box Office, located at 300 E. Pacific Street. Those interested in participating in the Masterclass can reserve their spot using the link below. Participants are encouraged to arrive to the Box Office 10-15 minutes early ready to do a few blocks of walking and standing. The group will return back at the Sheridan Opera House where the Masterclass will take place.

Regardless of your instrument (including voice), style or level, this class is a spectacular opportunity for all to rapidly improve. The particular blend of music and nature instruction will help enhance each student’s natural ability making this program truly unique.

  • $5 Registration fee required to participate

  • Class size is limited to 30 people

  • Participants must be able to walk at least 1 mile

About Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten is synonymous with the bass guitar. In fact, Rolling Stone named him one of the top 10 bass guitarists of all time. No argument here.

Victor’s from a musical family and is the youngest of five musician brothers. He learned his instrument because the family band needed a bass player. By the age of 8 he was so good he earned the name Bass Ace.

Now a five-time Grammy winner with a slew of acclaimed solo albums and the distinction of being a founding member of Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, he is sought out as a teacher. But he’s not just any teacher. His camps are intimate affairs in which he takes part every day and, because he’s a naturalist at heart, nature plays a big part in the camp experience. His book, “The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music,” is taught in elite music schools including Berklee College of Music and at Stanford University. He’s a musician that leads with his heart. His playing will fill yours.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 AT 9:00 (patron experience private concert at the SHERIDAN OPERA HOUSE)