If you are reading this post, you are connected in some way to the
fiddle tunes community here at Centrum. Perhaps you are a workshop
participant. Or a music teacher, or an aspiring musician. Maybe you are
a concert attendee, a program volunteer–or maybe you just like
reading/watching/listening online to what is going on.
We would like to make it easier for you to connect with each other–and us–online.
Fire up your internet browser and visit http://centrumfiddle.ning.com.
And make yourself at home.
Centrum is starting to roll out some social networks for each of its
major program areas (blues, jazz, residencies, literature, fiddle
tunes, and young artists). We're doing this as part of a broader effort
to rethink the work we do. We are recognizing and acknowledging that a
lot of what we do is centered around creating, and sustaining
community. That means that we want and need to provide tools to allow
the community to grow and connect.
Our intention is to provide a place where folks can network and learn
about the people and cultures that are interesting to them. Beyond
that, we really have no specific agenda…we want the network, and the
community, to grow and evolve organically.
This main site–www.centrum.org/fiddle–will continue to be the
"official" site for Centrum fiddle activities, but we'll be
participating right along side you on the community site as well–and
we may very well bring everything over here if things work out right.
So please dig in and participate. Upload your photos, videos, songs,
recordings, and the like. Talk to each other. Jam online with each
other. And please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any
suggestions, questions, or concerns. My email is keven (at) centrum