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Classes & Schedule

The 2016 schedule of classes is shown below. The schedule changes every year because we tailor the schedule to our students, their interests, and skill levels.  This is one of the great advantages of having a small camp.  The 2017 schedule will be finalized after we have all student input.

SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2016

Arrival to the area and check-in to your place of lodging.

2016 Rolland Fiddle Camp schedule for fiddlers (banjo players meet separately)

8:30-9am   camp check-in                      9- 9:15                            9 - 9:20                                9 - 9:20                              9 - 9:20
9am-10:45 camp orientation                  warm-up with Eden        techniques /Peter                techniques  / Peter               techniques / Peter     
                  faculty round robin              9:20 announcements       9:20 announcements           9:20 announcements          9:20 announcements
                  Scale, Arpeggio, Rolls         9:30 - 10:45                    9:30 - 10:45                         9:30 - 10:45                       9:30 - 10:45
                  Learn a tune by ear              CORE CLASS              CORE CLASS                   CORE CLASS                 CORE CLASS

10:45         break                                    break                               break                                   break                                  break

11:00       Folk Orchestra                     Folk Orchestra                Folk Orchestra                    Folk Orchestra                   Folk Orchestra
                                                       or guided jamming          or guided jamming             or guided jamming            or guided jamming


1:15 - 2     "Jamming 101"                     Workshop classes           Workshop classes                Workshop classes               CORE CLASS

2:15-3:15   CORE CLASS                    CORE CLASS              CORE CLASS                    CORE CLASS                leave for wrap-up concert
                                                                                                                                                                                              at The Cowboy Church
                                                                                                                                                                                             2:30  building is locked

3:30         Meet Your Band                   band practice                   band practice                        band practice                  3:30-5:25 wrap-up concert
                                                                                                                                                                                             followed by dinner & camp jam

5:00            building is locked               building is locked          building is locked               building is locked          

6:30pm      Dinner at the                        dinner at Tony's               dinner on your own              possible mountain         6-8pm camp & community jam
                  Rollands' house                    Mountain Pizza                                                             outing, (weather            
                  followed by a                        square dance                7pm Faculty Concert          permitting)                    END OF CAMP!
                  jam session                           Grace will teach and        at the Second Street                                                   WE HOPE YOU HAD FUN.
                                                                call; live music by the     Kitchen Back Room                                                  HAVE A SAFE TRIP HOME!
                                                                RFC string band           

Folk Orchestra has parts for players of all skill levels.  All RFC-ers are encouraged to participate in some way, even the beginners.  This is an opportunity to play a second instrument if you wish.  Clawhammer banjo students will follow a separate track but if possible will participate at some point with fiddlers in string-band fashion.

A teacher will be help "break the ice" and steer the jamming in a good direction, with input from participants.

You will be assigned to core teachers based on information you have provided in your registration application and in any subsequent communications with us.   The teachers, their specialties, bio and samples can be found on the TEACHERS page.

Afternoon workshops will cover a variety of topics, and if more than one is offered at a given time slot and day, you may attend whichever one you prefer, even if it is not given by your core teacher.  This will also be a time when one-on-one sessions and masterclass sessions with teachers may be scheduled.  The workshop topics may have broad appeal or specific narrow focus.  Because the camp has limited size, we will be able to tailor workshops to the interests of students.  We will announce workshop topics later on after we have examined most of the the registration applications.

We'll form compatible bands based on skill level, student interest and diversity considerations.  Practice sessions are guided by a faculty member.  Bands work on tunes and ensemble skills throughout the week and participate at the final concert.

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