Hoping I can get in on some of the programming for this year's "NY Hot Jazz Camp." It's a virtual event but at least some of the workshops are limited to 15 participants. I have no idea what the demand might be like, especially for banjo.

I found about the pre-pandemic version of the event a couple of years ago and it looked amazing, but the fee was something like $900 per participant and you were on your own for lodging in NYC for like 3 days, and while nothing would compare to being able to hobnob and form organic connections with fellow musicians in person, I'm grateful for the opportunity to participate more affordably from afar.

I'm curious to see what happens with events like this after they're able to shift back to IRL mode; why not keep including a virtual participation tier, especially for tech events that have already been doing A/V recordings of presentations for years?

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