The Center for Education
John McCutcheon’s master class entitled, Culture & Community: The Arts & Social Movement will explore the connection between art and social movements. His insight will provide historical and practical uses for cultural tools in the process of unleashing the potential for change in individuals and in communities. McCutcheon will combine the elements of lecture-demonstration, dialogue, singing, and discussion toward the intersection of history and contemporary issues. Students leaving this class will understand how to take ideas, songs, and lessons back to their communities and affect social change!


The class will be held on Thursday, April 20 at 5 pm-6:30 pm in the Center for Education.

Registration Information

Classes are not interchangeable. By registering, you agree to our classes policy. Participants can only attend their registered class. Space is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Participants must be at least 13 years of age.


John McCutcheon

The Barns at Wolf Trap
Thursday, April  20 at 8 pm
(Tickets sold separately)

John McCutcheon has written hundreds of songs and garnered more than his share of accolades. His eclectic catalog of tunes are among the broadest in American folk music. His 36 albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations while his songwriting has been hailed by critics around the world. In addition to his own writing, McCutcheon has collaborated with some of the major songwriting talents in the folk music world, completed some of the unfinished songs in the Woody Guthrie Archives, and has composed musical settings of poetry by Pablo Neruda and Jose Martí. McCutcheon’s approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem.