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Idaho String Chamber Music Workshop 
August 11-16

Jana Jae's Hell's Canyon Fiddle Fest

Saturday-Sunday August 16 and 17

Enrollment in both is encouraged!

Right on stunning Payette Lake, near McCall, Idaho

The whole family will love being here on the lake by the mountains, whether they are all participants or not. It will be hard to go home when it's over!

The String Chamber Music Workshop affords ample time to rehearse in a pre-formed group or with new friends you are assigned to. You'll get expert coaching for three sessions. Each day culminates in a micro performance of what you worked on during the day. The evening brings relaxing socializing or you may choose to form your own group and keep on playing!

The Hell's Canyon Fiddle Fest will boost your fiddle playing, no matter your level. Experienced fiddle teachers will give lessons at all levels, and jazz/improv, and show tune flare. The evenings will bring some dance workshops, sunset socializing, and jam sessions if you feel like playing on. (Experienced guitarists are needed and should apply for a scholarship!)


Near-by attractions for other family members, or before/after the workshop include

•  Hell's Canyon (deepest gorge in North America), with white-water rafting, rainbow trout, wall-eye, sturgeon fishing.
•  Hiking, renting mountain bikes
•  Brundage Mountain ski resort
•  Swimming all day in sparkling water
•  Birding
•  Exploring near-by towns
•  Golfing
•  McCall, with water-ski rentals

Daily Schedules

Chamber Music Daily Schedule :
7:30-8:00 Hot, yummy Breakfast
8:30 Orientation (Wednesday only)
Group assignments posted daily. Some

pre-formed groups accepted.

9:00 Rehearse with group
10:30 Break with tea, hot chocolate
10:45 Rehearse with group

12:00 Wonderful Lunch / Free canoeing, row-boating, wind-surfing / Short walks / Cat naps / Individual Practice

1:30 Rehearse with group
3:00 Break

3:15 Rehearse with group

4:15 Break
5:00 Performance Sampler (Each group shares 3-8 minutes of their day's music)
6:00 Delicious Dinner
7:00 Informal music with others (Free-lancing) or “Bonfire” sunset socializing
Pilgrim Cove Camp - Idaho Association - United Church Of Christ

Fiddle Fest schedule :

7:30-8:00 Hot, yummy Breakfast

8:30 Orientation (Saturday only) Group lesson locales posted.

9:00 Lessons: Beginning; Intermediate; Advanced

10:30 Break with tea or hot chocolate

10:45 Lessons: Beginning; Intermediate; Advanced (You may change level!)

12:00 Delicious Lunch / Free canoeing / Short walks / Cat naps / Practice

1:30 Lessons: Beginning; Intermediate; Advanced; Jazz-Improv

3:00 Break

3:15 Lessons: Beginning; Intermediate; Advanced; Show tunes

4:15 Break

5:00 Fiddle Fest Sampler (Each group shares 5-10 minutes of the day's music)

5:30 Jana Jae and friends perform

6:00 Dinner

7:00 Informal music with others

8:00 Beginning clogging / waltz / schottische lessons

9:30 “Bonfire” sunset socializing / Jam sessions

Rates per workshop :

One person, occupancy in rustic cabin, all-inclusive tuition, meals, canoeing, lake use:

Chamber Music $325

Fiddle Camp $275

Additional non-enrolled cabin camper $150

Subsequent non-enrolled cabin camper $80

Off-Campus residency $200

(includes tuition, meals, canoeing, lake use)


Limited RV hook-ups and tent sites available with tuition, meals, lake use $200

Additional non-enrolled person w/ meals, lake use $100

Subsequent non-enrolled person w/ meals, lake use $70

Lodging for arrivals the day before:

Tuesday afternoon arrival for Chamber

Music Workshop, $35

Friday afternoon arrival for Fiddle Fest if

space available $35

Check-in between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Extra Tuesday or Friday dinner,

reserved $10


Air: Boise, Idaho, is the closest major airport. You will fly into Boise the day before the trip and rent a car. We will supply you with driving directions to McCall and our locale at beautiful Pilgrim Cove.

Plan to arrive late afternoon the day before.

Car: If you are traveling by car, go to McCall and follow the directions to Pilgrim Cove. Plan to arrive late afternoon the day before or 7:00-7:30 the morning of the session to be able to check-in, have breakfast, and assure us you're there.

On the way, some folks travel through Glacier National Park, or Yellowstone. Others take a southern route through Utah and its National Parks. The options are endless. 800-526-2523