Alumni & CFA History

The Calgary Fiddlers Association emerged from the classical violin program at Mount Royal Conservatory of Music in 1981. At that time, Dr. Norman Burgess was the Director of the Conservatory and his passion for innovation, creativity and excellence led him to create the Calgary Fiddlers program for young classically trained musicians. He loved classical violin and he LOVED to fiddle (his two worlds collided to create something VERY special). After 36 years, his legacy continues!

Our history is important and everyone who has been involved, be it student or teacher, has played an integral part in making the Calgary Fiddlers Association North America's largest and most successful fiddle education and performance program, to date!

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CFA Timeline

Check out the Calgary Fiddlers Association's time line of key events taking place from 1981 to the present.

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Listen to History

Listen as this entertaining documentary takes you through the rich and varied history of our fabulous organization.

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ALUmni Events & Info

Visit this page often to learn about upcoming Alumni events, to see past and current pictures and to connect.