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ResoSummit 2012 | November 8-11, 2012

Thanks to all for a great Summit!


Key Information

ResoSummit 2012 Group Photo (low res)
ResoSummit 2012 Group Photo
(Photo credit: Lee Hiers)
(click here or on the photo to open/download a high-resolution 8x10 version suitable for printing)

ResoSummit is Total Dobro Overload by design!

3 days of workshops by a diverse, stellar faculty, 3 evening performances plus a closing faculty Dobro All-Stars performance, after-hours jams, luthier consultations, and more. ResoSummit's home is the Scarritt-Bennett Center, a beautiful campus in Nashville's MusicRow-Vanderbilt area, with nightly performances at the Station Inn.
Our goal: to send you home with enough homework, ideas, and especially inspiration to make this a highly creative and productive time in your musical life.

Registration for 2013:

We will open 2013 registration to those on the ResoSummit email list in February. Registration will open to the general public on March 1.

Registration for ResoSummit 2012 initially opened on January 31 exclusively to those on the ResoSummit email list. We sold out very quickly (1 hr., 14 minutes), and once we hit our registration cap (100), we began placing people on a wait list. Each year, we are able to make offers to many people on our wait list.

Join our email list to receive the eblast announcing registration for 2013. Use the sign-up box at left.

are offered on a broad range of topics, including technique, styles of music, theory, and more. The workshop schedule includes core topics offered every year, along with new topics based on faculty interests and suggestions from prior years' surveys. Check out the 2012 workshops here.

Key dates and times are as follows:
ResoSummit begins on Thursday. Registration opens at 3pm, and on-site room check-in opens then also. There is an optional "get acquainted" dinner at 5:30pm in the Susie Gray Dining Hall at the Scarritt-Bennett Center, our ResoSummit "home", and the first official event of ResoSummit will be an 8pm performance at the Station Inn. Informal jamming space will be available beginning at 1pm, and is available after-hours each day of ResoSummit, as deep into the night as you wish to use it.

Friday features an all-Summit opening session, where you'll meet the faculty and hear them play in duos. Three workshop sessions follow, plus an "optional activities" hour with options ranging from informal performances and demos to one-on-one opportunities to consult with faculty and our staff luthiers during "office hours". After a dinner break comes another Station Inn performance, followed by informal after-hours jamming.

Saturday has a similar schedule, with four workshop sessions, plus an optional activities hour, and an 8pm performance at The Station Inn.
Sunday features two morning workshop sessions, plus one 2-hour session after lunch. There are opportunities on Sunday for workshops at nearby recording studios, and the 2-hour final workshop is a good opportunity for a more in-depth treatment of key topics. ResoSummit then ends with a closing "Dobro All-Stars" faculty performance. This performance is scheduled to end by 6pm. Some participants leave on Sunday afternoon or evening; others stay overnight and leave on Monday, so we provide after-hours jamming space for Sunday night.



Rob Ickes

Paul Beard

Greg Booth

Jimmy Heffernan

Travis Houck & Monroeville

Orville Johnson

Randy Kohrs

Phil Leadbetter

Tim Scheerhorn

Fred Travers

Sally Van Meter

Michael Witcher


Randy Kohrs, Jack Pearson & Friends
Thursday, Nov. 8

Friday, Nov. 9

Rob Ickes & Jim Hurst
Saturday, Nov. 10


The Dobro

ResoSummit Faculty Harambee Auditorium (Fondren Hall — Scarritt-Bennett Center)

Critics' Pick, Nashville Scene: "Ever the busy bee, resonator guitarist Rob Ickes has for several years now been taking time out of his hectic schedule to preside over ResoSummit, an instructional camp that’s only half-jokingly billed as “total Dobro overload by design.” [By] way of showing off the instrument and some of its best masters, each night finds campers — and the public — gathering up at the Station Inn for related shows. It is [always] a stunning lineup..."
Jon Weisberger, Nashville Scene 



2012 Dates: Nov. 8-11

Registration Fee: $430
Includes all workshops & activities, 3 Station Inn performances and the closing Dobro All-Stars performance. Does not include optional on-site housing or meals.

The 2012 fee is $10 higher than previous years, reflecting an increase in the cost of our Scarritt-Bennett facilities. We will be able to provide better sound buffers this year, reducing the "noise bleed" between classrooms.



Please review the cancellation & refund policy (below) CAREFULLY before paying your deposit or fees.

ON OR BEFORE AUG. 8, 2012, registration fees and on-site lodging deposits are fully refundable minus a $25 cancellation fee.

registration fees are 50% refundable. On-site lodging & meals payments are refundable if we are able to reassign your room and/or meals to another participant. Otherwise, lodging & meals payments are nonrefundable.

ON & AFTER OCT. 8, registration fees and on-site lodging and meals payments are non-refundable.

Although we reserve the right to follow the terms of this cancellation & refund policy strictly, if we are able to fill the vacancy from our wait list or reassign your room and meals to another participant, we may, in our sole discretion, elect to refund a greater portion of your deposit.

Please note that many people on our wait list need several months' advance notice in order to be able to arrange to attend. If you need to cancel, the sooner you do so, the more likely it is that we can fill your space from the wait list.


Many ResoSummit participants bring family members or friends with them to Nashville.

At registration on Thursday afternoon, and during ResoSummit, you can buy "friends and family" tickets ($15 each) so that your family members or friends can join you for the evening performances at The Station Inn. You can also purchase on-site meals for your friends and family (by pre-order, in advance of the event). Family and friends are welcome to participate in after-hours jams on instruments other than dobro (and we especially encourage bass players!). However, workshops and other daytime ResoSummit activities, including the opening session, are open to registered participants only. You may bring family/friends to the closing performance on a space-available basis.

Our Restaurants+Diversions webpage lists some interesting activities for Nashville visitors, and we'll update this list as ResoSummit gets closer.


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