General Information

A Biselle KlezKamp

ABKK 2014

ABKK 2014 will be held on July 27, 2014 at Union South on the UW-Madison campus (1308 West Dayton Street).


Class descriptions and a complete schedule are available here. Bios for our fantastic faculty are here. As a lead-up to the event, we’ll also be posting profiles of our individual faculty. If you want to know more about these fantastic folks, take a look at these faculty profiles:

Kurt Bjorling (clarinet)
Jill Gellerman (dance)
Josh Horowitz (accordion)
Miriam Isaacs (language)
Sherry Mayrent (clarinet)
Susan Leviton (vocal performance and visual arts)
Cookie Segelstein (fiddle)
Michael Wex (language)
Shifra Whiteman (children’s program)
(Of course Henry Sapoznik, Director of the Mayrent Institute, will also be teaching and playing in the band in the evening.)


Pre-register here and be entered into a raffle for fabulous prizes! (Registration isn’t required, but it’s greatly appreciated!)

Attending for the first time?

Participants at all skill and experience levels are encouraged to attend lectures and participate in our music and dance workshops. Instrumental classes will break down into smaller units over the course of the day along skill levels.

If you are planning to join us as a musician, be sure to fill out the registration form and let us know what instrument you play and your ability level. This information will help us prepare for the wide diversity of instruments, skill level, and experience of our participants.


Registration plus all lectures and music performance classes and the evening concert and dance will be held at Union South on the UW-Madison campus, 1308 Dayton Street.

Our events will be on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Look for the registration / information table outside Varsity Hall on the 2nd floor. Building map for Union South.


Union South will have some open restaurants, however, there are significantly fewer dining options available on summer weekends than during the academic year. We anticipate that both The Sett (pub food) and Prairie Fire (coffee house) will be open. We recommend bringing lunch with you if at all possible.

The break between classes and the evening concert is somewhat longer, allowing you to travel to nearby restaurants more easily.


A Biselle KlezKamp is free and open to the public, however donations to support our program are gladly accepted. Suggested donation is $25. Donate now.

Parking & Transportation

Street parking on and near this portion of campus is tight. We recommend taking public transportation if at all possible; see the Madison Metro bus website for route and time information.

If you’re planning to drive, we recommend using the UW lots 17 and 20, both of which are usually free on Sundays. Lot 17 is located at 1525 Engineering Drive, about three blocks from Union South. Lot 20 is located at 1390 University Avenue, about a block from Union South; it is smaller than lot 17 and will likely fill up sooner. Use this interactive campus map to locate the parking lots.


Participants coming from out of town are responsible for booking their own accommodations. We suggest checking the following hotels:

  • The Wisconsin Union Hotel, located in Union South, where all ABKK events will be held (1308 W. Dayton Street). To book a room, call 608-263-2600.
  • Doubletree Hotel Madison (525 W. Johnson Street), which is about .7 miles Union South. For rates and availability, call 608-251-5511 or 800-222-8733.
  • Dahlmann Campus Inn (601 Langdon Street), located just under a mile from Union South, offers guests a free hot breakfast and shuttle service. To inquire about availability or make a reservation, call 1-800-589-6285. A block of room is available to ABKK attendees who reserve their rooms before June 27, 2014; more information here.
  • Hostel International-Madison (141 S. Butler Street) is a lower cost option located 1.7 miles from Union South. There are both private rooms and beds in shared rooms available. See the website or call 608-441-0144 for availability and room rates.


For further information, please e-mail or call 608-890-4818.

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