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Big Sur Fiddle Camp 2018

Big Sur Fiddle Camp 2018

Big Sur is a most inspirational setting and we are fortunate to have the camp based at a cattle ranch on the Big Sur Coast.  Although our focus at BSFC is music, the students that come here are exposed to a rural, more hands-on way of living, in combination with livestock and wilderness. Part of their experience is doing farm chores, hiking these rugged hills, learning some wilderness skills, and helping prepare meals, as well as days and nights full of music classes and jamming.
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The Experience

The Experience

Jun 10-16, 2018 in Big Sur, California. This seven-day program is built for ages eleven and up, beginners to advanced, who love music enough to take four structured classes a day, listen to small concerts or dance nightly, and then join in the jam sessions afterwards.

Besides the music education, all of the students take turns preparing organic locally grown food, milking, feeding animals, and other ranch chores.  Hiking, soccer, and swimming, are some of the activities after band practice in the afternoons.  By week’s end the whole camp is ready to perform for the community concert. 

Last year our instructors excelled in Folk Baroque, Blues, Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass, Singer/Songwriting, Old Time, and Swing.  This year we will be adding a West African beat with Jesse Sabhi, guitar songs with Brazilian singer, Caitlin Romvedt, Balkan tunes, and more Oldtime composing on banjo, guitar, and fiddle with Paperwings, along with the master musicians of last year. 
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Instructors

Instructors

They are the foundation of our camp and the inspiration to our students. Brought together on this wonderful land, our instructors bring their expert musicianship along with their passion and love for teaching children to the beauty that is Big Sur for one glorious week... in a barn.
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What People Say

What People Say

Read what students, instructors, and visitors have said about Big Sur Fiddle Camp and the impact the experience has had on their music. This is our goal - to have these experiences help take budding artists to the next level of their musicality.
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Gallery

Gallery

Browse this amazing gallery of images and videos taken from around the camp; including student life, performances, enjoying the land, and interacting with instructors.
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Scholarships

Scholarships

We have a limited number of financial assistant packages available.  Priority will be given both for need and in the order in which we receive the application.  
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Register

Register

$950 per person, $850 if there is more than one family member attending, a deposit of $500 is due with application. Remainder amount is due by May 1, 2018. Full deposit refundable until May 1, 2018 (after, $250 only). The remaining $250 may be applied to the following year.
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