WHAT WAS CAMP CALVIN?
Camp Calvin was four days of intense classes & workshops and a major inspiration to aspiring and experienced musicians alike. Classes were offered in fiddle, piano & guitar by high calibre instructors from across Canada, including Canada's Fiddling Sensation Calvin Vollrath. Workshops offered throughout the week covered a large gammit of topics that ranged from theory, composing, bowing, maintaining your fiddle, etc and of course, lots of jam sessions.
A highlight of the camp was the evening concerts presented by the instructors of camp. These concerts were pure entertainment and worth the price of registration alone.
Participants of all ages came from across Canada and the US to engage and immerse themselves in an environment where fiddle music took precedent. This was an opportunity to meet new musical friends and re-acquaint with old ones.
WHAT DID A CAMP CALVIN WEEK LOOK LIKE?
Classes started at 9:00 am MDT daily and included two Fiddle Group classes, Fiddle Workshops, Guitar & Piano classes, an instructor-led Jam Session. Classes were 1 hr and the schedule allowed for ample breaks.
Sunday: Students registration and Jam Session
Monday-Thursday: Two fiddle group classes & two workshop periods/day plus jam sessions, evening concerts and lots of fun.
WHAT WERE THE ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS?
- Must know at least 3 tunes as we do not offer a raw beginner course.
-Piano students must have a basic knowledge of their instrument and know a minimum of 3 chords.
-Piano students are required to supply their own keyboard, with headphones. A surge protector power bar with extension cord are recommended.
-Guitar students must have a basic knowledge of their instrument and know a minimum of 3 chords.
WHAT DID I LEARN WHILE AT CAMP?
Fiddle group classes learned new tunes. Fiddle workshops covered technical aspects from bowing tips, vibrato, backup fiddle, etc,. Piano & guitar students learned various chord structures and lots of tips & tricks from very knowledgeable accompanists.
Cancellations up to the month prior to the start of camp were reimbursed less a $25 administration fee.
Cancellations within a month of the start of camp had to forfeit the $200 deposit.
We accepted E-transfers (Cdn students only), Cheques or Credit Cards (processed by Square - US/Int students must use this option if not mailing a cheque). Payment details were sent with the Confirmation Email once registered.
For all instrument supplies or repairs, we had a luthier on-site to answer student needs. Michael Gilmore of 'Collector's Corner' set up shop at Camp Calvin for several years and offered great service at reasonable fees. Dealer, Collector, Repairer & Restorer of fine new & vintage instruments and bows. You can contact Michael at 780-266-9103 or email@example.com or check out the website at www.ccviolins.ca for all or any of your musical needs today.