Welcome to Brian Wicklund's American Fiddle Camp-New England for four days of instruction and fun. Brian has hand picked an fabulous staff for his fiddle camp of amazingly talented teachers and musicians who will teach great music and the skills to play it. Students will learn bluegrass, Canadian, Appalachian, Irish, and blues for fiddle, cello, and guitar. We also plan time to kick the soccer ball, hang out with new friends, have a barn dance, and join the amazing staff for a concert
Who: For youth and adults ages 9-and up registration limited so sign up soon!
When: August 19-22, 2014 Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-4PM
Where: Lasell College,
Winslow Academic Center
80 Maple Street
Newton, MA 02466
Brian Wicklund (Marine, MN) hosts the Fiddle Pal Camp. He is widely regarded as among the top fiddle teachers and performers in the country. Brian is the author the best-selling series The American Fiddle Method published by Mel Bay and is co-founder of the online bluegrass instructional website Bluegrass College He is an instructor at top camps and workshops in the US, Canada, UK and Sweden. Brian has been a member of bluegrass bands for decades including: Stoney Lonesome, Judith Edelman Band, Kathy Kallick Band, and Chris Stuart Band. He currently fronts Minnesota-based progressive bluegrass band, The Barley Jacks His website is Fiddle Pal.
Katie McNally (Boston, MA) grew up steeped in the vibrant Scottish and Cape Breton music community in Boston and is a recent graduate of Tufts University where she studied music and Child Development. She has performed across the US with Galician piper Carlos Núñez, fiddle supergroup Childsplay, and in her own duo with guitarist Eric McDonald. Katie McNally
Mia Friedman (Boston) is a recent graduate from the New England Conservatory where she studied fiddle and voice. She performs all over the country with her sister, Ari Friedman, and spends a lot of time composing. Mia was the winner of the 2007 New Hampshire Highland Games Scottish Fiddle competition, and now enjoys playing lots of old time fiddle tunes, Scandinavian music, and Celtic music.
Ariel Friedman Cello (Boston, MA) Winner of ASTA’s 2009 Alternative Styles Award, she has a masters degree from New England Conservatory. Her diverse musicality adds to performances with her acclaimed sibling band, Ari & Mia, champion fiddler Hanneke Cassel and supergroup Childsplay and she has taught at music programs from New England to New Zealand. www.ariandmiamusic.com
Flynn Cohen –Guitar (Massachusetts) has performed internationally with many traditional and contemporary acoustic groups. He studied music in England and California and is on the music department staff at Keene State College in NH. Flynn Cohen
The camp is open to anyone with a minimum of one year of study on the instrument. Fiddlers should play with ease in first position. Most of the instruction is by ear but written music is available.
$425 before 5/31/14
$455 before 6/30/14
$495 by 8/10/14 to make T-shirt deadline
$495 by 8/19/14 first day of camp
Subtract $25 each for family discount
Includes 4 days of instruction, snacks, a camp T-shirt, admission to barn dance and one ticket to staff concert. Space is limited so register early!
To register, complete Registration.pdf and mail in with check.
Full refund: until June 30
50% refund: until July 31
$60 refunded after August 1
No refunds after August 15
9:00 Morning meeting
9:30-10:15 1st class period
10:15-10:45 Snack break
10:45-11:30 2nd class period
11:30-12:15 3rd class period
12:15-1:15 Lunch/free time
1:15-2:00 4th class period
2:00-2:30 Performance by staff
2:30-3:00 Snack/Question Answer Session
3:00-3:50 All camp review
Tuesday: Barn Dance
Friday: Student/ Staff Concert
Two snacks are included in the registration fee for all four days. Students bring own lunches.
email or call Sachiko at 617-964-4522