WHAT IS CAMP CALVIN?
Camp Calvin is four days of intense classes & workshops and a major inspiration to aspiring and experienced musicians alike. We offer classes in fiddle, piano & guitar by high calibre instructors from across Canada, including Canada's Fiddling Sensation Calvin Vollrath. Workshops offered throughout the week cover a large gammit of topics that range from theory, composing, bowing, maintaining your fiddle, etc and of course, lots of jam sessions.
A highlight of the camp is the evening concerts presented by the instructors of camp. These concerts are pure entertainment and worth the price of registration alone.
Participants of all ages come from across Canada and the US to engage and immerse themselves in an environment where fiddle music takes precedent. This is an opportunity to meet new musical friends and re-acquaint with old ones.
WHAT WILL A CAMP CALVIN WEEK LOOK LIKE?
Classes start at 9:00 am MDT daily and include two Fiddle Group classes, Fiddle Workshops, Guitar & Piano classes, an instructor-led Jam Session. Classes are 1 hr and the schedule allows for ample breaks. Below is a sample camp week:CAMP WEEK
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 ARE 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 WILL I LEARN WHILE AT CAMP?
Fiddle group classes will learn new tunes, fiddle workshops will cover technical aspects from bowing tips, vibrato, backup fiddle, etc,. Piano & guitar students will learn various chord structures, and lots of tips & tricks from very knowledgeable accompanists.
Physical Camp only:
We are offering a rebate of $50 off your registration fee for every NEW student you bring to Camp Calvin.
Rebate will be applied at time of camp. Just let us know which new student has registered so we can apply the credit to your registration fee. The more friends you bring, the more you save!
Cancellations up to the month prior to the start of camp will be reimbursed less a $25 administration fee.
Cancellations within a month of the start of camp will forfeit the $200 deposit.
We accept E-transfers (Cdn students only), Cheques (mailed prior to 30 days) or Credit Cards (processed by Square - US/Int students must use this option if not mailing a cheque). Payment details will be sent with your Confirmation Email once you're registered.
For all your instrument supplies or repairs, we have a luthier on-site to answer all your needs. Michael Gilmore of 'Collector's Corner' has been setting up shop at Camp Calvin for several years and offers 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.
UPCOMING CAMP DATES:
January 16 - 19, 2023 (Virtual)
July 16 - 20, 2023
January 22 - 25, 2021 (Virtual)
July 21 - 25, 2024
January 20 - 23, 2025 (Virtual)
July 20 - 24, 2025
January 19 - 22, 2026 (Virtual)
July 19 - 23, 2026 ~ 20 years! Final Camp Calvin!