2021 'Summer' 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. 72 Albums. Composer of about 700 tunes being played by fiddlers everywhere.
April Verch We couldn't be more excited to have April Verch join us once again for this virtual summer camp. Originally from Pembroke ON and making her home in North Carolina, April never strays too far from her Canadian musical roots. Steeped in the Ottawa Valley tradition of fiddling and step dancing, April excels at both. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from this Canadian sweetheart.
Mark Sullivan is a staple at Camp Calvin and we couldn't be happier to have him as part of the team. Now making his home in Abbotsford BC, Mark is an educator and is currently the director of OneSchool Global Abbotsford Campus so is very familiar with online instruction. Mark is also a very accomplished fiddler having won many awards, among them, he is a 3-time Canadian Grand Masters Champion.
Here's a video of Mark in action
Daniel Gervais Daniel is a regular at Camp Calvin and we couldn't do it without him. 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.
Kimberley Holmes A staple of Camp Calvin, we just can't do it without her. Her bubbly personality, her infectious smile but mostly her extensive musical knowledge and willingness to share makes her own of Canada's favorite accompanist instructor. We're always happy to have Kimberley as part of the team and you will be too.
Calvin Vollrath / Mark Sullivan
For VSCC, guitar instruction will be shared between Calvin & Mark. Although better known for their fiddling skills, both are also great and knowledgeable guitar players and they are excited to share that knowledge with you for this summer camp.
We are excited to introduce this year a dedicated Mandolin class with multi-instrumentalist Mike Sanyshyn of Cloverdale BC. Mike is an award winning fiddler and mandolin player in the country music scene and has many awards to his name for his talent. Mandolin players won't be disappointed.