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. Our DNA Music Song Camp happens the first weekend in May where we offer both singing and songwriting tracks. THE 2020 SONG CAMP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC - WE'LL SEE YOU AT OUR SONG CAMP THE END OF APRIL, BEGINNING OF MAY IN 2021. 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. 31-Nov. 3 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 hope to see you again in 2021.

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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