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Saturday, February 24th, 2024


Melinda Crawford Perttu

Melinda is the director of the Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling held every year in July at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, and conducts workshops on Scottish fiddling all over the US - including national conferences for school string teachers about how to teach Scottish fiddling in the classroom.

Melinda is an associate professor of music at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where she directs Ceòl na Teud, Westminster’s Scottish string ensemble. She is also the orchestra director, the string education specialist, and violin and viola (and Scottish fiddling) professor. Melinda received her doctorate in music education with an emphasis in alternative string pedagogy from The Ohio State University. She is the author of “A Violinist’s Guide to Scottish Fiddling,” published by Mel Bay.

When she is not performing as a soloist, she performs as the only fiddle-playing member of the bagpipe/percussion band, The Rogues. She is a former U.S. National Scottish Fiddling Champion and was also a finalist for the inaugural Niel Gow International Scottish Fiddle Composition Competition held in Pitlochry, Scotland. She is also the national president for the Scottish fiddling association for North America, Scottish F.I.R.E.

Fiddle competition registration form click here.

9:00 am – Registration for Fiddle Competition
9:30 am – Fiddle Workshop Begins
11:00 am – Fiddle Workshop Concludes
2:00 pm – Competition Begins

After Competition ends, all Fiddlers are welcome to a jam session/demo.

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