Youth Fiddle Camp in Bethel, Mo

Sunday, June 11, 2023 – Friday, June 16, 2023
Bethel, Missouri

Youth camp is the prime opportunity for aspiring young fiddlers to perfect technique and learn tunes of Missouri Style fiddling. Individual lessons daily set this camp apart from other group camp settings. Dance is a big part of the Bethel camp where all campers learn to dance old-fashioned square dances and have the opportunity to learn to call the dances if they choose to do so. Tuition is ~$375 and includes meals and lodging. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Bumbaugh at 573-822-9498.

Adult Fiddle Camp in Bethel, Missouri

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 – Friday, October 13, 2023
Bethel, Missouri

Adult fiddle camp allows fiddlers age 18 and over to study with master fiddlers to learn new tunes, build a network of fiddler friends, and/or perfect technique. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Brumbaugh at 573-822-9498 or John Williams.

Missouri’s Fiddle Heritage: A Concert with Geoffrey Seitz

Thursday, November 17, 2022 • 6:30pm (happy hour at 5:30pm)
Missouri History Museum in St. Louis

Join violinmaker and award-winning fiddler Geoffrey Seitz at the Missouri History Museum for a concert celebrating Missouri’s long fiddle tradition. From the early French settlers along the Mississippi River to the British and Scotch Irish in the Ozarks to Native American and African American musicians, the fiddle has been at the root of the state’s musical culture, and countless songs have been handed down through generations. Seitz, with accompaniment by Jim Nelson and Dedo Norris, will share classic fiddle tunes and demonstrate the different regional styles that comprise Missouri’s fiddle heritage.

For more information, contact Emily Underwood via email or call 314-494-2674.

Missouri Music Lunchtime Concert Series – John Williams and Robert Mackey

Thursday, October 6, 2022 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm Street, Columbia, MO 65201, Hirsch Plaza, adjacent to north entrance of building by SHSMO parking lot

The State Historical Society of Missouri is kicking off a new music series with fiddle tunes from some of Missouri’s finest.
The music will feature a champion fiddler, John Williams, of Madison, and John’s guitar accompanist will be Robert Mackey, of Tebbetts. Williams has been in the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (as a pupil, and now as a master teacher).Howard Marshall will emcee, and is likely to chime in with a fiddle tune or two.

You can bring your lunch or purchase lunch from the center’s Fresh Harvest Grill. This is a “Missouri Music” series presentation co-sponsored by the University of Missouri’s School of Music (Budds Center for American Music), Missouri Folk Arts Program, and The State Historical Society of Missouri. Read more on SHSMO’s site. Parking is available in the Center’s parking lot.

Adult Fiddle Camp in Bethel, Missouri

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022
Bethel, Missouri

Poster showing adult fiddle camp dates.Adult fiddle camp allows fiddlers age 18 and over to study with master fiddlers to learn new tunes, build a network of fiddler friends, and/or perfect technique. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Brumbaugh at 573-822-9498 or John Williams.

Youth Fiddle Camp in Bethel, Mo

Sunday, June 12, 2022 – Friday, June 17, 2022
Bethel, Missouri

Youth camp is the prime opportunity for aspiring young fiddlers to perfect technique and learn tunes of Missouri Style fiddling. Individual lessons daily set this camp apart from other group camp settings. Dance is a big part of the Bethel camp where all campers learn to dance old-fashioned square dances and have the opportunity to learn to call the dances if they choose to do so. Tuition is ~$375 and includes meals and lodging. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Bumbaugh at 573-822-9498.

Together for ’21 Jam Session

Saturday, August 7, 2021 • 2-3 p.m.
Jesse Hall (East Portico) on the MU campus

The Missouri Folk Arts Program is throwing a couple of jams sessions for the “Together for ’21” Missouri bicentennial celebration. This session will feature fiddlers Ellen Gomez, an apprentice to the late Vesta Johnson, Pete Howard (Fayetteville, AR), and Thomas Coriell (St Louis) with Kim Lansford (Galena) on rhythm guitar and Dave Landreth (St Louis) on banjo.

Together for ’21 Jam Session

Friday, August 6, 2021 • 3-4 p.m.
Peace Park, along Elm St on the MU campus

The Missouri Folk Arts Program is throwing a couple of jams sessions for the “Together for ’21” Missouri bicentennial celebration. This session will feature John Williams with backup by Amber Gaddy and Dave Cavins.

Youth Fiddle Camp in Bethel, Mo – CANCELED

Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Friday, June 19, 2020
Bethel, Missouri

Sorry, youth fiddle camp has been canceled this year. 🙁

Youth camp is the prime opportunity for aspiring young fiddlers to perfect technique and learn tunes of Missouri Style fiddling. Individual lessons daily set this camp apart from other group camp settings. Dance is a big part of the Bethel camp where all campers learn to dance old-fashioned square dances and have the opportunity to learn to call the dances if they choose to do so. Tuition is $350 and includes meals and lodging. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Bumbaugh at 573-822-9498.

Adult Fiddle Camp in Bethel, Mo

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – Saturday, May 2, 2020
Bethel, Missouri

Adult fiddle camp allows fiddlers age 18 and over to study with master fiddlers to learn new tunes, build a network of fiddler friends, and/or perfect technique. Campers stay in refurbished 1844 colony houses and take all breakfast & lunch meals at the Fest Hall Restaurant, and dinner at the Highway 15 Bar & Grille. The registration fee, $300, is all inclusive for lessons, meals & lodging. This year’s camp starts at noon on April 29 and runs through 5 p.m. on May 2. For more information or to register, contact Wendy Bumbaugh at 573-822-9498.