Welcome to the home of DNA Music Camps at the Black Range Lodge.

We invite you to join THE HARD ROAD TRIO at the historic Black Range Lodge on the edge of the Gila Wilderness for a unique New Mexico acoustic music experience, quality instruction and an outstanding gathering of players, singers and writers.

THE 2020 OCTOBER DESERT NIGHT ACOUSTIC MUSIC CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC - SEE YOU OCT. 7-10, 2021! THE SOUTHWEST MANDOLIN CAMP HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED FOR OCT. 28-31, 2021. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION AND FOR THE HOSPITALITY AT THE BLACK RANGE LODGE. 

Our DNA Music Song Camp happens the first weekend in May where we offer both singing and songwriting tracks.Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp takes place over Columbus Day/Indigenous People's Weekend, beginning with happy hour on Thursday and closing with a 3pm concert which is open to the public. After a great response to our first Southwest Mandolin Camp, we'll be back Oct. 28-31, 2021 for the second!
 

Our first Urban DNA Music Camp took place Jan. 17-19 in beautiful Tucson, AZ at the 17th Street Music Club. Thanks to all the faculty, participants and great folks at the Music Club. We'll keep you posted for the next!

Thanks to all the wonderful folks who have come from as far away as Minnesota, Maryland, Arkansas, Texas and Colorado, along with participants up and down Interstate 25. You've helped us grow DNA Music Camp into an excellent music destination. See below for photos of our esteemed alumni:

Gary Harvell (center), host and massage therapist

Gary Harvell (center), host and massage therapist

Desert Night Acoustic Music Camps Offer:

  • Classes in mandolin, banjo, bass, guitar, fiddle, voice, and songwriting 
  • Seminars in effective ensemble and musician self-care 
  • Yoga-based stretching and relaxation sessions 
  • Chair massage on site 
  • A beautiful setting and fresh, delicious food
  • A smaller size group (40 people, maximum, for the October Acoustic Camp) 
  • Opportunities to perform with other players for other campers and for the public 
  • Faculty concerts  
  • Fun jams for all

 

 

Meals and lodging are arranged separately with the Black Range Lodge. Please contact Catherine at 575.895.5652 or cat@blackrangelodge.com for reservations and information. Camping spaces are available.

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