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 work with local string students (lessons in front of an audience) for interested students playing violin, viola or cello in the south coast area. These will be set up and posted here.

Sunday, October 24th, 2021, 2:00 

Coos Bay, Oregon

Friday February 25th, 2022, 3:30

Coos Bay, Oregon, 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 fritzgearhart@redfishmusicfestival.com. Covid protocols are currently prohibiting these workshops. Stay tuned.  As these appointments are scheduled they will be listed here.


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

Violin and Fiddle Workshop with Miya Saito-Beckman

Award winning fiddle player and classical violinist Miya Saito-Beckman will offer a two hour workshop. Miya specializes in Suzuki violin instruction and also fiddle style improv. Bring your fiddle and learn some new tunes! Open to violinists of all ages/ability levels. Contact Miya Saito-Beckman for information.

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 7:30-8:30 pm in Port Orford on 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. Contact Professor Gearhart to get more information.

Fritz Gearhart, violin

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