Once again the Mandolin Symposium returns to Santa Cruz this June to the beautiful University of California campus in Santa Cruz, California. Led by two of the great mandolin masters, David Grisman and Mike Marshall, the Mandolin Symposium brings together mandolin players from all over the world to study and play together for an intensive five day program consisting of classes, concerts, jams, and student performances.

Classes will begin on Monday June 23rd at 2pm and our week will end with our traditional Friday Night Concert with our Instructors and students.

Concert Information

The Mandolin Symposium will hold it’s Grand Finale Concert on Friday Night, June 27, at 7:30PM in the UCSC Recital Hall, located on the University of California Santa Cruz Campus. This year's concert will include the students of the 2014 Mandolin Symposium along with their instructors: David Grisman, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, Caterina Lichtenberg, Rich DelGrosso, Emory Lester, Sierra Hull, Don Julin, Danilo Brito, and Tim Connell.

Tickets are now available online for $25. Tickets will NOT be available the night of the show.

Registration is still open. All housing options are still available!

The Class Schedule and Class Descriptions are now online!

Do you want to give a gift of The Mandolin Symposium? Contact Stephen for the details.

Our Instructors for 2014 are:

David Grisman (Composition, Skills & Dawg)
Mike Marshall (Choro, Bluegrass, Classical & Skills)
Don Stiernberg (Swing and Jazz Master)
Rich DelGrosso (Mando BluesMan)
Caterina Lichtenberg (German Classical Mandolin Professor)
Emory Lester (Bluegrass, Jazz, and New Age)
Don Julin (Basic Skills, Fiddle Tunes, Author of Mandolin for Dummies)
Sierra Hull (Bluegrass, Skills, Contemporary)

With Guest Instructors

Tim O'Brien (Bluegrass, American Roots)
Danilo Brito (Brazilian Choro Virtuoso)
Tim Connell (Irish Trad, Choro Jams)


Lynn Dudenbostel's Repair Shop

This year we are again pleased to offer the Lynn Dudenbostel Mandolin Symposium Repair Shop. This is not a class or elective but a service to benefit the Mandolin Symposium Scholarship fund.

Click here to watch a video of Don Stiernberg and Mike Marshall
having a conversation about the Mandolin Symposium.

Click here to watch a video of David Grisman and Mike Marshall
sharing their thoughts on the Mandolin Symposium.