We have waited a long 15 months to reschedule our in-person Fiddle School Mountain Retreat — and it’s here! The retreat will take place in Allenspark, CO from August 26th (arrive between 4 and 5 PM) to August 30th (depart at 10:00 AM). So far we, have 14 sign-ups and 8 spots left. Camp registration opens to everyoneon May 29th, 2021. I hope you’ll join us for this special in-person event. We’ve really missed you!
“The Fiddle School Mountain Retreat was the most impactful, positive, powerful, organized, and focused fiddle/music camp I have ever experienced! I learned so much and am so encouraged to continue my personal enjoyment and improvement on my fiddling skills!!” —Peggy Waller
“It’s so nice to take the time to learn about origins of music you love, whether you’re looking for new material or getting a different perspective on what you already know, it’s all there when you get together with others who have a similar passion.” —Emily Sheehan
Registration is open to the public. Get your spots while they’re hot. Tuition covers:
▪ 4 Nights and 5 Days
▪ Lodging in the woods of Allenspark, CO
▪ Delicious homecooked meals
▪ Instruction from national fiddle champions
▪ Transportation to and from the airport (please see our timeline below)
Prices range from $1,025 – $1,400, depending on your lodging preference (single rooms, double rooms, main lodge). This camp will be focused on guided/coached jamming skills in Texas Style fiddling, Western Swing, and Swing/Jazz. We’ll play our hearts out, eat good food, and celebrate each other’s company!
Vaccination for COVID-19 is required.
Here’s a tentative itinerary (more details to follow as we get closer):
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Check in, get settled, and let the jamming begin!
7:00 PM – Dinner and welcome
8:00 PM – Group jam session
August 27th, 28th, & 29th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Classes and instruction time
3:00 PM – evening – electives, fiddle happy hour, and evening jams.
7:00 PM – Fiddle School Mountain Retreat jam session/concert extravaganza!
9:00 AM – Breakfast
10:00 AM – Pack-up and farewells
Flight pick-up times on August 26th:
Denver International Airport – Pick-up between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Flight drop-off times on August 30th:
Monday – Drop-off between 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Mountain Retreat is open to 25 students. Previous campers will receive the first invitation to register on May 18th. On May 21st, registration will open to all Fiddle School members. Pricing includes lodging, meals, instruction, and airport transportation.