American Fiddle Camp Wisconsin 2014

American Fiddle Masters Concert

The American Fiddle Masters Concert is a virtuosic mix of bluegrass, old-time Appalachian, Scottish, and swing, delivered with spontaneity and fun. This year performers will include fiddlers Brian Wicklund, Katie McNally and Shauncey Ali.

This event is one of my favorite of the entire year. This group of never-before-assembled musicians put together an amazing eclectic show of fiddle mastery!


June 26 7PM Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison, WI reserve tickets

Camp registration spots still available

Welcome to Brian Wicklund's second annual American Fiddle Camp-Wisconsin for four days of instruction and fun. Brian has hand picked an national 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, jazz, Appalachian, Irish, and blues for fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass. 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.

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Who: For youth and adults ages 9-and up registration limited so sign up soon!

When: June 24-27, 2014 Tuesday-Friday 9:00AM-4PM

Where: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 326 South Segoe Road, Madison, WI 53705

Teaching Staff:


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


Shauncey Ali(Madison, WI) is a classically trained violist who discovered fiddling as an adult. He currently performs with Graminy (class-grass), the Old Tin Can String Band and La Boheme String Trio (classical). In addition to a private studio, Shauncey founded and directs MadFiddle, a youth fiddle ensemble in Madison, WI. He is also the creator of Strapsey, offering a colorful line of case straps for stringed instruments.


Ability Levels

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.


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!

Fee Schedule:

$465 before 5/30/13

$495 before 6/20/13

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 pay by mail:


Step 1:

Download Registration.pdf

Step 2:

Fill out registration form and calculate payment

Step 3:

Write check to Fiddle Pal, LLC and mail with registration cut out.

To pay with a credit card or Pay Pal:

Step 1:

Download Registration.pdf and keep for your own information.

Step 2:

Click on Pay Now button and follow steps.  If you are paying for two or more famliy members, pay full price and we will send you a refund of $25 per registration.

Step 3:

We will email you a payment confirmation and a request for registration information that you will fill out and email back.



Family discount will be refunded after registration payment is made.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: until April 30
50% refund: until May 31
$60 refunded after June 1
No refunds after June 15

Daily Schedule: (9:00AM-4:00PM)

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

Evening Schedule:

Tuesday: Barn Dance at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, UW Campus

Friday: Student/ Staff Concert


Two snacks will be provided each day.  Students will provide their own lunch.

Geri Hamrock Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in honor of Minnesota camp attendee, Geri Hamrock who had a lifelong love of music, theater, science and nature.  She was a student at Fiddle Pal Camp MN in 2009 and 2011 and had many friends at the camp.  Geri passed away in November of 2012 at the age of 16.

Two $225 scholarships are available for theWI camp to help aspiring youth musicians whose families would have difficulty affording full price tuition.  Applications are due January 31 and decisions are made in February.  All applicants will be notified whether they receive the scholarship or not.

2014 Scholarship is now closed.

Scholarship Application Word doc

Scholarship Application pdf


Email at martybutton "at" or call Marty at 651-430-1467