Local musicians will get the opportunity to experience music production at its fullest.
 
Fort Saskatchewan music teacher Melanie Smith-Doderai is upping the game when it comes to her fiddle students end of the year performance.
 
“Every year as a music teacher I try to do something at the end of the year that helps them grow as musicians. Not just with their instrument but something that’s a little bit bigger than the instrument themselves,” said Smith-Doderai.
 
This idea began two years ago when the students created a movie for the audience and last year students did a recording project.
 
“This year we’re going to go a little bit bigger than that and they’re going to make a recording as a group and we’re going to be playing old time fiddle music,” she said.
 
Students will experience what it is like to live like a musician, from fundraising, to going into a professional recording studio as a group and working together and filming a music video. This entire process from start to finish will be recorded by a professional videographer.
 
“There’s a huge culture of old time fiddle within Alberta, but especially within the Fort, so we’re going to work hard to preserve that culture,” said Smith-Doderai.
 
Up to 40 current and alumni fiddlers will take part in the project. They will record in the studio on May 12 and then publicly perform in three different locations, which could include a flash mob somewhere.
 
Like many musicians, they are fundraising to help reach their goal of $2,500 for the project.
 
They have launched a KickStart Campaign called: The Fiddle Integrative Arts Project – The Making of a Music Video.
 
To date they have raised $750.
 

More Local News

Man killed in Sherwood Park collision

A man has died following a collision on a local highway.

Teen missing since last Tuesday

A missing girl hasn't been heard from in almost a week.

Johnny's Store featured on multiple screens

Several movies, TV shows and music videos feature a familiar setting.

What is required to warrant an Amber Alert?

According to police, not every missing child requires an Amber Alert.

Fort Sask already reflecting province's photo radar plans

While the province is making some adjustments to their photo radar rules, not much will change in Fort Saskatchewan.

Spring gas prices continuing to bounce around

Fuel prices have been all over the map recently.

Update: Fort Saskatchewan RCMP need help finding 12-year-old

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have found Shenelle Jenkins.

Lamont County assembling flood drainage team

Lamont County is trying to get ahead of spring flooding this year.

MP Lloyd focused on helping local entrepreneurs

A local Member of Parliament is looking to better the region with faster broadband internet.

Update: RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

Police have found Kirshtine Palabay safe and unharmed.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login