THE BOW VALLEY FIDDLERS
The Bow Valley Fiddlers is an educational program where students between the ages of 7 and 18 years old learn various styles of fiddling and are given the opportunity to perform in the community. Private coaching and weekly group rehearsals are enriched with workshops by guest clinicians throughout the year. At least 2 years of previous experience in playing the violin is a prerequisite. All students must continue taking private classical violin lessons to be enrolled in this program.
- Performance experience
- Public Speaking
- Development of personal skills such as discipline and confidence
- Opportunity to socialize with children who have similar musical interests
- Access to highly skilled clinicians through workshops
- Cultural experience
- Experience working in professional theaters and concert halls
- Exposure to a variety of types of fiddle music
THE CALGARY FIDDLERS
The Calgary Fiddlers is our premier fiddle ensemble that performs at over 100 functions in and around the Calgary area each year, in addition to touring throughout Canada, the US and Internationally. Auditions are competitive and limited spaces are available each fall. As in the Bow Valley program, private coaching and weekly group rehearsals are enriched with workshops by guest clinicians throughout the year. A strong emphasis on performing, public speaking and advanced musicianship gives this group of students between the ages of 12 and 18 a semi-professional status in the music community.