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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.

Benefits:

  • 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
  • Choreography
  • 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.

 

AUDITIONS UNDERWAY SOON!

View and Print the following PDFs to Audition for the Bow Valley Fiddlers or Calgary Fiddlers

Bow Valley Fiddlers Audition Information (Auditions take place May, June & September, 2014)

Calgary Fiddlers Audition Information (Auditions take place early June, 2014)

CFA Audition Form

 

 

STRINGS & THINGS PROGRAM

Participants in the Strings and Things program will receive private coaching and will be assigned to one of our Bow Valley Fiddler Groups for performances and rehearsals. This program specializes in Bodhran, keyboard (chording), Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Bass, Accordian percussion (spoons, tambourine, shakers) and Irish Dance and is open to beginners through advanced players age 18 and under.