The Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling
at Westminster College
A week-long Scottish fiddle camp on the beautiful campus of
Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.
Sun., July 7 - Sat., July 13, 2024
IN PERSON & ONLINE
for Fiddle, Viola, and Cello
O V E R V I E W
For: Ages 14-104
What: Traditional Scottish fiddling
• bowing techniques,
• interpretation, and
• rhythmic nuance
• Scottish history,
• playing in a band,
• private lessons with BOTH fiddle instructors.
How: with music and by ear.
N E W S
May 10, 2023
It's official! The week of Strathgheny can now be taken for college credit! The entire week is worth 3 credits and must be registered for separately from camp registration. You don't have to be a Westminster student to take advantage of this as the credits are fully transferable to the institution of your choice. Please see the Registration and Fees page for more information.
March 7, 2023
Strathgheny should soon be able to offer undergraduate COLLEGE COURSE CREDIT! Stay tuned, as the details are still be ironed out, but we should be able to start this program THIS YEAR! We're very excited to be partnering further with Westminster College to offer this to Scottish fiddlers!
February 27, 2023
An update for all of the "foodies" out there! Strathgheny will now be catered by a local catering service! They have promised to be much more amenable to dietary restrictions, etc.
D A I L Y A C T I V I T I E S - From an "In Person" Perspective
A typical day will include three different classes of instruction focused on the playing and interpreting of traditional Scottish fiddle tunes, an enrichment class on a related topic, tea and biscuit breaks, time to practice/visit/sleep/explore the area, three catered/provided meals, and an evening activity.
Evening activities will include an instructors’ concert and an all-school concert. Other evening activities may include a traditional ceilidh party, a bonfire jam, a Scottish movie night, and a Burns party. There is a communal townhouse devoted to evening socializing and jamming. All concerts are open to the community, free of charge, and will take place in New Wilmington's brand new open-air amphitheater. (During extreme weather, concert site is Orr Auditorium.)
Other activities ⃰ can include exploring the local walking/hiking trails on Westminster's campus, tennis, biking, fishing, canoing, riding horses at the local Little Neshannock Stables, taking a driving tour through the local Amish country, or shopping in the boutiques in the nearby village of Volant or at the Grove City Premium Outlets.
⃰Outside of scheduled Strathgheny activities and at the participant's discrecion. Depending on the activity, additional fees may apply.