Contest for New Name for Music Camp

November 5, 2007 at 11:15 PM · Please help us as we search for a new name for the PITTSBURGH JAZZ AND FIDDLING CAMP. We’re offering two free tuition scholarships to the contest winner to attend the newly-named camp, July 14–18, 2008.

* The name should be easy to remember, catchy, and unique.

* The name should reflect our emphasis on diverse styles, which includes jazz, fiddling, rock, and world music.

* The name can’t already belong to another camp, festival, or musical event.

The name can be very simple. For instance:


Or it can include a tagline or second line. In other words it could look like this:


A week of jazz, rock, fiddling and world-music

(We don’t really think Fiddle-Utopia is a good name, but we wanted to show you how the name will be used.)

If your entry is selected as the new camp name, you will receive free tuition for two people of your choice to attend the newly-named camp for the coming year, July 14-18 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.

To help you in selecting a name you might want to check out the camp website at:

We are posting this contest on several online string-player discussion forums including,, Fiddle and Alternative Strings Forum (, and the Mark Wood Discussion Forum ( You can post your entries to the discussion thread entitled “CONTEST FOR NEW NAME FOR MUSIC CAMP” on any of those forums or you can e-mail your entry directly to:


Entries must be submitted no later than Nov. 30, 2007.

In case of multiple submissions of the winning name, the one submitted earliest will be the winner.

If your entry is selected as the new camp name, you will receive free tuition for two people of your choice (possibly you and a friend, or possibly two people other than yourself) to attend the newly-named camp, formerly the Pittsburgh Jazz and Fiddling Camp) for the 2008 session which will take place July 14-18 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. The prize does not include housing or meals. Accommodations are available at the Duquesne University dormitories.

Replies (16)

November 6, 2007 at 02:57 AM · JazzyFiddle

November 6, 2007 at 03:13 AM · Here's one that I thought of.... VioJazz

November 6, 2007 at 03:52 AM · Here's two:

Frick and Negly Fiddle Faddle.

The three rivers jazz and fiddle confluence

November 6, 2007 at 06:33 AM · Folk'em Workshop Pittsburgh

Fiddles Outside The Box

Fiddlers On The Groove '08

Jams 'n Tunes Convention

Jamforge PA '08

Pennsylvanian Fiddler's Congress

5th Jamming Strings Week

Offhand Strings Festival

Reload - Activate - Jam!

November 6, 2007 at 01:27 PM · "FiddleConnection...the soundpost for all genres".

since i am going to win, i will give the spots to the brave soul, aka jasmine:)

November 6, 2007 at 10:11 PM · How about "Pizazz"? From the words PItsburgh and jAZZ?

That's simple, elegant, and easy to remember :-)

"Pizazz Fiddle Camp"

If I win, you can message me via ;-)

November 8, 2007 at 04:31 PM · Al ku, that is so sweet. You know, I would like to learn some Jazz!

I hope you do win...

Hiptrip Violin Camp

Swing that Fiddle Camp Series

Fijazz Camp

Rhythm Sweet Rhythm Fiddle Camp

November 8, 2007 at 04:37 PM · Or...

Jazzin' and Dazzlin' Fiddle Camp

Fiddlin' and Jiggin' Violin Club

Double Trouble FiJazz Camp

November 8, 2007 at 04:51 PM · "The Pittsburgh Fiddlejazz Camp"?

November 14, 2007 at 01:02 PM · Many thanks to Jasmine, Sung-Duk, Terry, Mischa, Al, Timothy, For your splendid, imaginative entries for the Camp Name Contest. Please keep 'em coming folks. We still have two weeks to go.

November 14, 2007 at 07:17 PM · Don't tar and feather me but how about "Pijazzle". Sounds upbeat, can be used as a verb and it captures all the elements. Just wondering what the tuition is?



November 14, 2007 at 08:03 PM · Cat And The Fiddle Music Fest

Three Rivers Fiddle Fest

Steel Town Fiddle Jam

November 15, 2007 at 02:59 AM · Fiddle Fusion Fest

Fat Catz Fiddling Camp

Jazz in the Pitt. Fiddle Fest

November 15, 2007 at 03:15 AM · Fijazz Music Fest

November 15, 2007 at 03:47 AM · A Week of the Pittsburg Experience (WPE)

Featuring Jazz, Fiddle, and other genres.

November 15, 2007 at 04:58 AM · A Musical Nexus:

Jazz and Fiddle in the Burgh

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