CC/CVTOW 2024 Instructors

Calvin Vollrath Got his 1st fiddle at the age of 8 on Christmas day and by evening, was playing 2 tunes. 2011 inductee into the North American Fiddler’s Hall of Fame. 73 Albums. Composer of over 700 tunes being played by fiddlers everywhere. (February, April, June, October 2024)

Here's a video of Calvin doing a medley of things

April Verch April is an accomplished fiddler & step dancer hailing from the Ottawa Valley but now makes her home and a thriving career in the USA. We are thrilled to have this busy artist part of the winter camp. (November 2024)

Here's a video of April playing with her husband Cody Waters.

Mark Sullivan is originally from Bowmanville ON but now makes his home in Abbotsford BC with his wife and two daughters. Mark is an educator and we are confident students will enjoy his class and benefit from his gentle demeanor and his extensive knowledge of the fiddle. We are excited to have Mark return for a lesson of CV TOW. (May 2024)

Here's a video of Mark playing a couple of beautiful waltzes.


Daniel Gervais  Daniel is a regular instructor at Camp Calvin, having been a part of the faculty since the inception in 2007, so doing camp without him just wouldn't feel right anymore. Daniel holds a Masters degree in Music from the U of A and makes music his life. Dan is also a 2x Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion. (September 2024)

Here's the video of Dan's final round at the Canadian Grand Masters 2016 in which he won

Alex Kusturok Growing up, Alex followed his mother Patti to old time dances around Manitoba where he was enriched with the sound of Métis music from a very young age. Today Alex makes his living as a performer and educator. Alex is the busiest fiddler we know so we are thrilled he will join us for one evening of CV TOW. (March 2024)