Wind in the Pines

Project Info

Project Description

Age: 9-16
Type: Ensemble
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule: Mondays at 7:15pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 15
Price: $675 | $338 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Prior Experience: By Audition
Instructors: Mike Clifford

Vocalists, string, guitar and mandolin players who have prior experience with Bluegrass or similar music, are invited to join the Wind in the Pines, comprised of students who share a love and passion for bluegrass. Students rehearse as an ensemble, develop a set of repertoire and perform throughout the year at BKCM events, concerts and outside festivals. Students are encouraged to take part in developing arrangements, improvising and furthering their technical skills. 

To sign up for an audition for Wind in the Pines, please contact the CMS administrative team at If you cannot make the audition date, please contact us and we will arrange an alternate date. If you have any questions about Wind in the Pines, please contact Wind in the Pines director, Mike Clifford at

***Students who are beginners in bluegrass are encouraged to join the Bluegrass Jam on Tuesdays at 4:45 pm. 

Fall Semester
September 11th – Auditions for New Students (7:15 – 8:15 pm)
September 18th – January 29th

Spring Semester
February 5th – Auditions for New Students
February 12th – June 10th

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here