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Hello fiddle-friends:

Is anyone out there going this summer to either Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, WA (http://www.centrum.org/fiddle/ft-description.html) or to the Stanford Jazz Residency in Stanford, CA (http://stanfordjazz.org/jazz-camp/2012-residency/)?


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Posted: February 22, 2012
Last Comment: February 22, 2012

Posted: February 22, 2012
The Scor camp sounds very interesting.  I would love to play in a string orchestra or chamber group.  Perhaps they can start a camp out west, too.

Posted: February 22, 2012
Oh my, I have attended that camp - the Rochester NY  SCOR!  - for the last 3 years.  It is sooooo much fun. 

There is a chamber music orchestra just for us beginners called the Basic Track.   And it really is for beginners and "intermediate wannabe's".    I started as a violin II, and last year I made it to violin I!!!!  It is sooo much fun to play with cellos, bases, and 2-3 part violin's.  After rehearsing from Wed - Sat morning, we have a concert on Saturday afternoon - the staff is very supportive and staff members will join us if any  section is struggling.  

I'm lucky that it is about 1 hour from my home, but people come from all over the US. 

In addition to the Basic Track, there are several other chamber music options for advanced adult players.

I love playing with the cellist!  And you get lots of playing time in, my hands feel like trained "athletes" after 4 days of camp.

OK, I'll calm down.   I only attend this camp, I have no other affiliation with them. 


Posted: February 22, 2012

A few of the members of the orchestra I am in have attended that camp.  It must be good because they've gone for several years. Some went to Rochester and some to Atlanta.

Beth Blackerby
Posted: February 22, 2012
Here is another camp, for adults and is offered in many states. It looks new and interesting. 

Posted: February 22, 2012

Being that i'm from Georgia i won't be attending, but it sure does look like fun...