The Dana School of Music announces Fiddle Day on Saturday, April 10 from 1:00-5:30pm. The event, free and open to the public, will be a live session on Zoom. Registration is at www.ysu.edu/dana.
Spearheaded by Dana Lecturer of Violin Dr. Wendy Case and the YSU Strings Guild, the event aims to showcase the various forms of music created by the fiddle. Celtic, Klezmer, and Chop techniques will be explored. Participants will have the opportunity to choose one or more classes taught by the guest artists. Guest artists are Caitlin Hedge, Tracy Silverman and Steven Greenman.
Caitlin Hedge will lead a course in learning to play the Celtic fiddle addressing the differences in style between Classical and Celtic, and the challenges when transferring between styles, including ornamentation, improvisation, technique, and form.
Internationally renowned klezmer violinist and clinician Steven Greenman will lead a klezmer music master class, teaching music from both the artistic and dance klezmer repertoires with a focus on the stylistic phrasing, style, and ornamentation.
Electric Violinist Tracy Silverman will teach a course on contemporary fiddle technique, including the “chop.” His book “The Strum Bowing Method” presents a clear and comprehensive approach for string players to easily learn how to play and teach the grooves in contemporary popular music.
More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-727-7514.