Programs and Workshops

Common Ground on the Hill offers a wide variety of programs, ranging from classes and master workshops during the program year (September - April) to weekend-long workshops to our flagship program, Traditions Weeks: three individual weeks of classes, concerts and jams each July. Visit each page below to find out more about our individual programs!

Common Ground on the Border

January 13-15, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM + Evening Events
The Good Shepherd UCC, Sahuarita, AZ
Cost TBA
The Borderlands is the perfect place to explore the arts, touch the culture and have deeper conversations about the complicated issues that collide here. Common Ground on the Border & Border Issues Fair in Sahuarita, Arizona, features classes in art, music and a variety of lectures.

Traditions Weeks

June 27 - July 1, July 4-8, July 10-15
9:00 AM- 5:30 PM + Evening Events
Weeks 1 & 2 VIRTUAL; Week 3 In-Person at McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Tuition starts at $115
Three individual weeks of in-depth courses in art, dance, a variety of musical instruments, film, writing, songwriting, spoken word and literary arts, and a broad range of discussion courses. Evening art lectures, concerts, dances and jams round out this extraordinary experience! College credit available.


July 10-15, 2022
9:00 AM- 5:30 PM + Evening Events
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Tuition starts at $115
The  DCBU Bluegrass & Old-Time Camp boasts a top flight teaching staff who offer five separate class periods of instruction every day, Monday - Friday. Wake up Monday morning and dive into your classes, enjoy evening concerts and dances and informal playing into the wee hours....for five days and nights!  Consider attending as a family and enrolling your 5-12 year olds in our World Village youth program.

Zepp Center

January, 2023 - Dates TBA
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi - Itinerary TBA
Cost TBA
The Ira & Mary Zepp Center for Nonviolence and Peace Education promotes the practice and study of nonviolence and peacemaking through workshops, courses, training, presentations, music, art, and participation in community affairs.