Bluegrass Ensembles

Fiddle Music

Beginning in 2015, the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association added a new set of ensembles to encompass another branch of music - fiddle music. These bluegrass ensembles are chamber groups with a different set of instruments. While a traditional chamber group includes typical orchestral instruments, a fiddle band usually has upright basses, fiddles, guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, and banjos.

Many of our musicians' first introduction to fiddle music happened at our annual Fiddle Camp. For more information about this camp, read below!

Contact our office at office@csysa.com or call 633-3901 to book a band for your event today!

Fiddle Camp

FIDDLE CAMP! Learn about, and learn to play, the fantastic and foot stomping music of America.

What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle? Attitude!

Camp is for:

  • Ages 9 to 12 with at least 2 - 3 years of experience on a violin, viola, cello or bass for 1/2 day

  • Ages 9 to 12 with at least 2 - 3 years of advanced experience on a violin, viola, cello or bass for full day

  • Ages 13 to 19 with at least 2 - 3 years of experience on a violin, viola, cello or bass for full day

 

Young musicians who already play a string instrument will receive instruction on learning to play traditional American music, music that is fun, invigorating, and part of our national heritage. Participants will also have the option of learning to play traditional 'fiddle music' instruments, such as the mandolin, ukulele, and guitar. Classes will include basic 'fiddle' music instruction, understanding how 'fiddle' music works (music theory), and both large group and small band performing.

Fiddle Camp instructors will be drawn from local experts, including members of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony staff and Black Rose Society.

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