Big Sur Fiddle Camp is a music program combining professional musicians with children, teens, and families, held in the mountains of Big Sur.

When: June 20-26, 2022
Where: Big Sur, CA

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Each summer for one week, twenty to fifty string and singing students arrive on a coastal farm, to be part of special gatherings of musicians. They connect with the land, hone their skills with world class teachers, and experience all that is Big Sur while learning to play and perform among the these rugged mountains.

The Big Sur Fiddle Camp is a 501.c3 not-for-profit organization and has been in operation for twelve years. This will be our 15th season. We were founded by Tashina Clarridge, Lygia Chappellet, and Grace Forrest in 2008. Annually since then, we have run a specialized music program for about 40 youth, 15 music-loving volunteers, and 15 instructors during each spring for one week. What makes us special is that BSFC is a music immersion program for serious stringed instrument musicians of wide-ranging ages and abilities, taught “family style” in Big Sur.

Through intimate instruction at the individual’s level, we seek to demonstrate how informal jamming with others can boost their knowledge and joy.

Our Mission is to imbue children from Monterey County and beyond with a deeper connection to music by providing an unforgettable music education experience.

Rebecca Stout is one of the instructors at the Big Sur Fiddle Camp.