2022 Convention: Asheville, NC

The 42nd Annual BDAA Convention:

July 12-16, 2022

Asheville, NC


About the 2022 Convention

We are happy to announce that Asheville, NC, is still the site of the 42nd BDAA convention, which will now be held from July 12 – 16, 2022! It broke our hearts to cancel the 2020 and 2021 conventions due to Covid-19. Instead, we held a virtual summer camp in 2020 and will do so again in 2021 to keep everyone safe. 


But, we expect to see each other in person by the summer of 2022 after a long pandemic hiatus. We are excited to bring the BDAA to the culturally and musically diverse city of Asheville in the stunningly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Guest Artists


Angelina Galashenkova

Domra Soloist 

Originally from Russia, Angelina is a 3-string domra virtuoso who was a soloist in the Andreyev Balalaika Orchestra in St. Petersburg.  She has toured and performed all over the world, including at Carnegie Hall. Angelina currently resides in Atlanta, where she plays in the guitar / domra duo 9-String Theory.

Angelina’s Full Bio

Tetiana Khomenko

Balalaika Soloist

Tetiana is a balalaika virtuoso from Kyiv, Ukraine. For 5 years Tetiana was a soloist for the National Orchestra of Folk Instruments and has taught and performed all over Europe and the US. She currently plays in the Balalaika and Piano Duo (B&P Duo) and has a repertoire spanning folk tunes to jazz.

Tetiana’s Full Bio

Dr. Alexander Tentser

Orchestra Conductor

Dr. Tentser is a gifted pianist and professor of music originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. He current conducts the Pima Community College Orchestra and the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra. Alexander performs as a piano soloist, as part of a violin / piano duo, and is a sought-after music lecturer.

 Alexander’s Full Bio


Check back in 2022 to register online or by mail!


The convention will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville, NC. The Festival Concert will be held in the Ballroom of the hotel and is open to the public.


Free Day Activity: Biltmore Tour

The Tuesday before the convention starts we are offering a planned activity for those who arrive early. We will be touring the Biltmore Estate, which was home to the Vanderbilt family and is the major tourist attraction in Asheville. If you would like to join the tour, please indicate so on your registration form.