Fiddle Tunes Camp coming July 5-10

Chieftain file photo Tents appear for one week every summer on Wallowa's school grounds, where young musicians and their families camp out during the annual Fiddle Tunes Camp.

The 11th annual Wallowa Fiddle Tunes Camp takes over the Wallowa School campus during the week of July 5-10. WFTC offers affordable, group fiddle instruction for individuals and families in a relaxed, week-long format.

WFTC also offers instruction in other accompaniment string instruments as well as on-site technique of ensemble participation.

Morning core classes run from 9 a.m. until noon daily, and include: Beginning Guitar (Duane Boyer), Bluegrass Fiddle (Isaac Callender), Irish and DADGAD Guitar (Stuart Mason), Intermediate Bluegrass Guitar (Jon Meek), Vocal Repertoire (Emily Muller-Callender), Beginning through Intermediate Mandolin (Matt Sircely), Basic Fiddle (Lora Staples), Intermediate Clawhammer Banjo (Martha Stone), Irish Fiddle (John Weed). The Intermediate Old-Time (Southern) Fiddle class taught by Judy Lungren is sold out. Afternoon electives include contra dance sessions led by dance master Larry B. Smith, jam sessions, and the Thursday performance by the camp faculty at the Courthouse Concert Series in Enterprise. For more on instructors and classes, visit wvmusicalliance.org, You can also register online.

Registration fee is $175 per person. (Some scholarships are available). A lunch catered by Beth Gibans of Backyard Gardens is an additional $62 per person for the week. Camping is free on the school grounds.

For further information contact camp director Carla Arnold: pickandbow@aol.com; 541-663-0776 (home); 541-786-4535 (cell).

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