Headwaters Fiddle Camp 

9 am -4 pm June 12-16, 2017

519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji MN 56601

Youth through adult with a minimum of one year private lesson or performance experience.  All levels of experience welcome!

Registration opens April 1, 2017.  To be added to our contact list, please contact us at 218-444-5606 or headwatersschool@yahoo.org. Sign up deadline May 31.  Please contact us after this date to determine if space is still available.  The registration form may be downloaded here.

The Headwaters School of Music & the Arts is excited to hold its sixth annual summer fiddle camp.  Held at the Headwaters building in downtown Bemidji, the week-long day camp provides both private and group instruction to all participants led by an experienced trio of instructors. The camp is open to string players of all ages and abilities who want to experience an environment that both advances their abilities and offers a creative and collaborative environment.   

Ginna Watson serves as director of this year's camp. As a Minneapolis-based violinist who specializes in historically-informed performance, we are pleased to have her expertise and vibrant presence.   Rose Vincent and John Vincent of Eau Claire, Wisconsin bring an enthusiasm of bluegrass and country music. As owners of a Offbeat Violins and Guitar, both Rose and John specialize in fine string instruments, music instruction, and repair/restoration of all bowed and fretted string instruments.  Our focus this year is Contra Dance, a folk dance with origins in New England and popular throughout the country with guest presenters Wendy Greenberg and members of the Celtic performance group Caleigh
 
Tentative Daily Schedule
9:00-10:00 am: Large group work and team building activities.
10:00-11:00 am: Private and Small Group Lessons
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm - Private and Small Group Lessons.
12:15-1:00 pm: Lunch Break
1:00-1:40  pm: Contra Dance Workshop
1:40-2:40 pm: Small Group Skills Building class.
2:40-3:00 pm Break
3:00-4:00 pm: Large Group work that uses skills learned during the day.  
Friday concludes with 4:00 pm concert followed by reception

 

The 2015 Fiddle Camp performing at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub

The 2015 Fiddle Camp performing at Brigid's Cross Irish Pub

The 2015 Fiddle Camp large group

The 2015 Fiddle Camp large group