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2024 Festivals & Fiddle Camps - USA
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March 7, 2024 - 12:01 pm
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Fiddle Hell recommended these events.  Hope everyone will check what's coming up your State & post it!  I haven't even checked Michigan, yet.

Blue Ridge Fiddle Camp Aug 22-25  Brevard, NC (application deadline March 9)

Janie's Jumpstart Camps Cleveland, OH, March 8-10; Pittsfield, MA, April 5-7; Oxford, PA, Oct 11-13  

Fiddle Hell ONLINE April 11-14, 170 workshops, 28 concerts, 25 jams, 4 months replays 

Baltimore Old-Time Music Festival Baltimore, MD, April 19-20

Mandolin Camp North Charlton, MA, April 19-21
New England Folk Festival Association Marlborough, MA, April 19-21
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps with Scottish String Fling Olivebridge, NY, May 10-12.
Banjo Camp North, Charlton, MA, May 17-19
Maine Fiddle Camp Montville, ME, June 14-21, August 4-16

Northeast Heritage Music Camp Starksboro, VT, June 18-24

Acadia Trad Festival Bar Harbor, ME, June 23-29 

New Directions Cello Festival Northampton & Easthampton, MA, June 27-30  Strings without Boundaries June 27-30, Northampton, MA [runs in conjunction with the New Directions Cello Festival]. 

Creative Strings Workshop Asheville, NC, June 30 - July 11
Camp Calvin Calvin Vollrath, Workshops 1st Tuesdays in 2024
Rustic Roots Retreat San Luis Valley, CO, July 10-16 Andy Reiner & Joy Adams, Music! - Food! - Mountains! 

Rob Flax Summer Strings Retreat July 7-13, at Bearnstow in Mt. Vernon, ME

Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School Alasdair Fraser, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA, August 23-31
Fiddleheads Jam Camp Contoocook, NH, September 6-8
Boston States Fiddle Camp Marlboro, VT, October 23-27
Fiddle Hell IN PERSON Westford, MA, Nov 7-10

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March 7, 2024 - 6:49 pm
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Ah, I was just about to start a thread on this, because it's about time to apply/register for summer workshops on the classical side of things too. I just submitted my application to the CalCap Chamber Music Workshop last night.

Here's what's on my radar for classical players. This is definitely not an exhaustive list; I'm more aware of what's available on the West Coast because I live in California.


Chamber Music Workshops

Chaparral Chamber Music Workshop - Prescott, AZ, May 31-June 2
Apple Hill Summer Chamber Music Workshop - Nelson, NH, five sessions: June 14-23, June 28-July 7, July 12-21, July 26-August 4, August 9-18
Humboldt Chamber Music Workshop - Arcata, CA, two sessions: July 1-5 and July 8-12
Chamber Music Conference of the East - Hamilton, NY, four sessions: July 7-14, July 14-21, July 21-28, July 28-August 4
Austin Chamber Music Workshop - Austin, TX, adult division July 7-17
Ashland Chamber Music Workshop - Ashland, OR, July 14-19
CalCap Chamber Music Workshop - Sacramento, CA, two sessions: July 14-19 and July 21-26
SoCal Chamber Music Workshop - Claremont, CA, July 21-27
Crowden Adult Chamber Music Workshop - Berkeley, CA, July 31-August 4
Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp - Interlochen, MI, August 12-18


Midsummer Musical Retreat - Walla Walla, WA, July 29-August 4 - includes orchestra, chamber music, and optional elective classes (elective offerings include jazz improv and some other non-classical genres)


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Being I live in a neighboring State to Canada, I should've considered mentioning some events there. 

AlgomaTrad Family Camp


Enjoy camping - with NO Wi-Fi? 

Classes & Workshops mostly for Fiddle - but looks like also Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Banjo, Flute/Whistle, Accordion, Uilleann/Highland Pipes, Mandolin, Percussion, Song, Dance AND Classes for Children! 

Dances & Concerts, too!

FOUR DAYS - August 12th-15th, 2024  

St. Joseph Island, Ontario 

Sacramento, California

June 3, 2024 - 5:56 pm
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I just heard about this fiddle camp (the violinist in my quartet has gone several times), and I don't see it on the list:

Fiddle Tunes - Port Townsend, WA, July 1-8

It looks like registration is still open!


For classical players, there's also another chamber music workshop that came onto my radar just recently. The application deadline passed a month ago, but I think I should probably post it so that we don't forget about it in future years.

Adult Chamber Music Intensive - St. Louis, MO, July 29 - Aug. 3

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