In October 2019, Music Faculty, Elizabeth Ingber competed in a regional Scottish fiddling competition held in Ventura, California at the Seaside Highland Games and won her division, allowing her to compete next year at the national level.
Trained as a classical musician, Ms. Ingber recently began exploring Scottish fiddling. Since joining the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers in 2018, she has been studying the various tune types, playing techniques, and stylistic characteristics of this tradition.
At Skyline College, Ms. Ingber teaches the Violin/Viola class that meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 12:35 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. in Building 1, Room 1115. To bring Scottish fiddling with her students, Ms. Ingber has attended various fiddle programs, including the Strathgheny School of Scottish Fiddling in Pennsylvania. Students in the class learn string playing technique, and work on a variety of solo and ensemble repertoire over the course of the semester. Scottish tunes are incorporated to gain exposure to a non-classical style. The class is open to students of all levels, including those with no prior music experience. Please contact Elizabeth Ingber at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about the class, or to find out more about becoming involved in fiddling in the Bay Area.
Article by Jude Navari and Danni Redding Lapuz | Photo by Coastside Video