Jul. 31— Aug. 7, 2022

Port Orford, Oregon

South Coast Community Educational Events

As part of our mission, The Redfish Music Festival is creating a series of musical opportunities for young local musicians of the south coast region who study violin, viola or cello. To that end we are planning several outreach events, and designing ways for local musicians to be involved in our program.


Violinist Fritz Gearhart will offer 3 open teaching sessions (lessons in front of an audience) for interested violin and viola students in the south coast area. Lessons will last 20-30 minutes for each student. Students will bring whatever piece or technique they are working on and Mr. Gearhart will offer ideas for improvement and a practice plan. Maximum of 6 student performers per masterclass. Class is open to all ages and abilities.

Sunday, October 24th, 2021, 2:00 

Location, Bandon, Oregon

Sunday, December 5th, 2021, 2:00 

Public Library, Port Orford, Oregon

Sunday February 27th, 2022, 2:00 

City Location, TBA, Oregon


Violinist Fritz Gearhart visits south coast schools to perform and interact with students. Individual visits will be set up with local teachers and sessions will be tailored to fit the needs of each program. If you are a music teacher in the south coast region, and would like to arrange a visit, please contact Professor Fritz Gearhart at admin@redfishmusicfestival.com. See the dates below that are available for visits. As these appointments are scheduled they will be listed here.

Monday October 25th, 2021

Schools TBA

Monday February 28th, 2022

Schools TBA


Two special offerings will occur DURING the 2022 Summer Festival which takes place in Port Orford from July 31-August 7.

Wednesday August 3rd, 2022, 4:00-6:00 pm

Port Orford, Oregon

Fiddle Workshop with Miya Saito-Beckman

Award winning fiddle player and classical violinist Miya Saito-Beckman will offer a two hour fiddle workshop. Bring your fiddle and learn some new tunes! Open to violinists of all ages/ability levels.

Monday August 1-Sunday August 7th

Port Orford, Oregon

Join the Festival Orchestra

Local musicians will be invited to participate in the festival string orchestra as our guests. Rehearsals will take place Monday Aug 1st, Tuesday Aug 2nd, Thurs Aug 4, and Fri Aug 5th, and students will be invited and featured on the final festival performance at the Langlois Cheese Factory on Sunday Aug 7th at 2:00. Open to any age violinists, violists and cellists who have played at least one year.

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Participant Sign Up

Participant Sign Up

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Fritz Gearhart, violin

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