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Contest for New Name for Music Camp

Schools, Teachers and Camps: Please help us find a new name for the PITTSBURGH JAZZ AND FIDDLING CAMP. Thanks to Caeli Smith for inspiring me to bring this contest to v.com

From Roy Sonne
Posted 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:

FIDDLE-UTOPIA

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

FIDDLE-UTOPIA
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:

http://pittsburghjazzandfiddle.org

We are posting this contest on several online string-player discussion forums including violinist.com, Maestronet.com, Fiddle and Alternative Strings Forum (Fiddleforum.com), and the Mark Wood Discussion Forum (Woodviolins.com). 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:

info@pittsburghjazzandfiddle.org

RULES AND DETAILS:

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.

From Jasmine Reese
Posted on November 6, 2007 at 02:57 AM
JazzyFiddle
From Sung-Duk Song
Posted on November 6, 2007 at 03:13 AM
Here's one that I thought of.... VioJazz
From Terry Hsu
Posted on November 6, 2007 at 03:52 AM
Here's two:

Frick and Negly Fiddle Faddle.

The three rivers jazz and fiddle confluence

From Mischa S.
Posted on 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!

From al ku
Posted on 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:)

From Timothy James Dimacali
Posted on 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 v.com ;-)

From Jasmine Reese
Posted on 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

From Jasmine Reese
Posted on November 8, 2007 at 04:37 PM
Or...

Jazzin' and Dazzlin' Fiddle Camp
Fiddlin' and Jiggin' Violin Club
Double Trouble FiJazz Camp

From Timothy James Dimacali
Posted on November 8, 2007 at 04:51 PM
"The Pittsburgh Fiddlejazz Camp"?
From Roy Sonne
Posted on 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.
From Emil Albanese
Posted on 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?

Regards,

Emil

From Michael Baer
Posted on November 14, 2007 at 08:03 PM
Cat And The Fiddle Music Fest

Three Rivers Fiddle Fest

Steel Town Fiddle Jam

From Fiona Preston Bryan
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 02:59 AM
Fiddle Fusion Fest
Fat Catz Fiddling Camp
Jazz in the Pitt. Fiddle Fest
From Jasmine Reese
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 03:15 AM
Fijazz Music Fest
From Phong Bui
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 03:47 AM
A Week of the Pittsburg Experience (WPE)
Featuring Jazz, Fiddle, and other genres.
From Terry Hsu
Posted on November 15, 2007 at 04:58 AM
A Musical Nexus:
Jazz and Fiddle in the Burgh
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