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Classes & Schedule

SUNDAY JUNE 21, 2015

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

7pm - Orientation meeting at the Rolland's house in Silver Cliff followed by jamming & visiting.

Last year's 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 schedule will be finalized closer to the start of camp after most of the registration is complete, but last year's schedule will give you a rough idea of the pacing of our camp days.

2014 Rolland Fiddle Camp schedule for fiddlers (banjo players meet separately)


8:30-9am   camp check-in                      9am                                 9am                                      9am                                 9am
9am            camp orientation                  warm-up; techniques      warm-up; techniques           warm-up; techniques      warm-up; techniques
                  3. Elements: scale,                with Peter                        with Peter                            with Peter                       with Peter
                                                                in room 306                     in room 306                        in room 306                     in room 306

9:30am      faculty round robin               9:30-10:15                       9:30-10:15                           9:30-10:15                      9:30-10:15                      
10am         Learn a tune by ear               Folk Orchestra                 Folk Orchestra                    Folk Orchestra                Folk Orchestra                
                 Scale, Arpeggio, Rolls           in room 306                     in room 306                         in room 306                    in room 306
11:15am    Meet with core teacher          10:30-11:45                     10:30-11:45                        10:30-11:45                     10:30-11:45    

11:45am     Lunch & free time                Lunch & free time          Lunch & free time                Lunch & free time         Lunch & free time

1:30-2:20   Workshop classes                 Workshop classes            Workshop classes                Workshop classes           Workshop classes

2:30-3:30   core class                             core class                         core class                              core class                        core class

3:40-4:30    Workshop classes                band practice                   band practice                        band practice                  band practice
5pm            Vacate building                    vacate building                vacate building                    vacate building               vacate building

6pm            Dinner & jam session          dinner at Tony's               dinner on your own              dinner in mountains       dinner on your own
                   at the Rolland's  house         Mountain Pizza               7:30 faculty concert              concert & jamming        7:30 final concert
                                                                square dance with live
                                                                music by the 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.

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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