Traditions Week I: June 24 - June 29
ORIENTATION: Sunday, June 24 in Alumni Hall Theater
Including the DCBU Camp!

Traditions Week II: July 1 - 6
ORIENTATION: Sunday, July 2 in Alumni Hall Theater

Traditions Week III: July 8 - 13
ORIENTATION: Sunday, July 8 in Alumni Hall Theater

FestivalSaturday, July 14

Click HERE to make a pre-registration down payment and reserve your place in the registration queue!

NOTE: 2018 Workshops will be announced in February.

Schedules-at-a-Glance  Evening Events
Faculty General Info FAQ Register

Workshop Course Descriptions
Special Gatherings Distinctive Lectures Literary/Performance Art Music
Dance Human Arts World Village Visual Arts

View the Common Ground on the Hill Catalog as a PDF HERE.

Traditions Weeks are three individual weeks of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. With over 275 workshops taught by more than 150 nationally and internationally recognized instructors, this is an opportunity to both dive deep into your chosen interest and to cast a wide net into the vast array of courses on offer!

NOTE:  the Common Ground on the Hill Festival takes place on the weekend FOLLOWING Traditions Week III, and is held at the nearby Carroll County Farm Museum. 

You are on the webpage gateway to the entire summer program. 

Take time to explore this site and discover the vast array of offerings. 

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Interested in volunteering? See our volunteer page HERE!



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