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Creekside Fiddle Camps.

Every summer since 2007, fiddlers, guitarists and other musicians gather in Lithia Park for music and fun. Musicians learn songs by ear, play games, perform as a group and share tunes from around the world. 

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2023 Fiddle Camps

June 26-30, 2023

Fiddle Tunes of 

Sweden and Finland

The music that comes out of Sweden and Finland has a very different sound to the fiddle music from anywhere else. It is much more likely to use minor keys and offer surprising twists in the phrasing. It all adds up to beautiful, fun, unpredictable melodies that cause fiddlers from other countries to raise our eyebrows and silently say to one another -- "Did you hear that?!" 

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July 10-14, 2023

Fiddling the Hits

of the 1970s

The 1970's had great music from iconic bands like Earth, Wind and Fire, The Kinks, Hall & Oates, David Bowie and Fleetwood Mac. Fiddlers love connecting  and playing music that their parents (perhaps, even  their grandparents) have all heard before. Learning that there is no style of music they can't play on their violin is a mindset that will impact the rest of their lives!

Jump Start Fiddle Camps

Jump Start Fiddle Camp is the camp designed for younger fiddlers, ages 5-9 or K-4th grade.

It is for kids who have never played the violin and for kids that are going strong in Level 3 or higher.

Jump Start camps will take place during the same weeks as the Creekside Fiddle Camps -- June 26-30 and July 10-14.

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UPDATE: There is an additional Jump Start Camp the week of July 24-28.

Camp Details

Creekside Fiddle Camp or Jump Start Camp?

Jump Start Fiddle Camp is ideal for children ages 5-9 -- from complete beginners through the end of Level 4 of FiddleQuest. 

Jumpstart is designed to be a nurturing environment with activities centered around music through singing, dancing, games, story time, splashing around in Lithia Creek and small group fiddle instruction.

We are making a shift towards separating the 2 camps by age and grade, rather than level. In the past, very young players who happened to be advanced in their playing would be part of the Creekside Fiddle Camp. But we realize that the children, even though they have fast fingers, are still in such a magical world and the Jump Start camp is perfect for them. 

Here's a quick guide if you are wondering which camp is right for your child. (The grade refers to the grade your student will be in the Fall of 2023.)

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Of course, we don't want to 'demote' any of our fiddlers that went to the Creekside Fiddle Camp last year or have been anticipating going to the 'big kid' camp even though they might be young enough for Jump Start camp. We'll handle those case-by-case and use flexibility and wisdom to ensure your child has a great week of music.

Unsure? Email duane@fiddlequest.com.

Creekside Fiddle Camp: Fiddle Tunes of Sweden and Finland & Fiddling the Hits of the 1970's

 

Time: 9:00-2:00

Dates: June 26-30 (Sweden and Finland), July 10-14 (1970's)

Tuition: $300

Location: Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon

Camper ages: 3rd - 8th grade (in the fall of 2023)

Counselor ages: 9th grade & up*

Jumpstart Fiddle Camp

 

Time: 8:30-11:30

Dates: June 26-30, July 10-14, July 24-28

Tuition: $215

Location: Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon

Camper ages: Kindergarten to 4th grade (in the fall of 2023)

Counselor ages: 8th grade & up

* if you are interested in applying to be a camp counselor or teacher, please complete this same registration and indicate your interest in the comments section at the bottom of the form. We'll get in touch with more details.

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