Check out our upcoming Livestream Workshops! These exclusive sessions are free for myTalentForge members, and $25 for non-members. Let's make some music!
Exclusive livestream workshop with Aarun Carter, champion fiddler
Aarun has been playing violin since the age of 2, and has traveled to countless fiddle contests, workshops, camps, and festivals around the US. In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn a few tips and tricks that you will be able to apply to your current tunes to help you be the rhythm leader, and have a great groove! You will be given one tune to learn that will help you learn these basic rhythm techniques, and get personalized help so you will be able to play music that will make everyone want to dance!
July 17, 2021 – 2:00PM MDT
Cost: myTalentForge Members – Free, non-members – $25.00
Before she opened her eyes or learned to talk, music was a part of her life. Maybe she fell in love with fiddling before she was born, the day her mother, eight months pregnant with her, competed in a fiddling contest. Aarun was taught suzuki violin at the age of 2, and never stopped learning! At 4 years old, Aarun won the Colorado State Small Fry Division. Soon after, she won an award for the “youngest fiddler” at the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest. Aarun attended Denver School of the Arts High School in Denver, CO and majored in Orchestra. She got to experience many amazing things while being a part of the DSA family. In addition to being one of the top rated Orchestras in the state, they got to perform with Garrison Keillor at Boettcher Concert Hall for “A Prarie Home Companion.”
Along with her 6 Colorado State champion titles, (and countless other state champion titles) Aarun was awarded the title of National Young Adult Champion at the National Old Time Fiddlers Contest in Weiser, ID. Aarun was also awarded 1st place at the Arkansas State Fiddle Contest in the”Traditional Old-Time” Division in Mountain View, AR. She is also the current 2021 Oregon State Champion.
Aarun is currently living in Portland, OR where she plays with multiple bands, operates the graphic design company Innovative Formations, and is the founder and executive producer of the music documentary production company “Fiddle TV,” in addition to touring with various bands and doing studio projects such as recording 59 fiddle songs to accompany the instructional Mel Bay book entitled “Anthology of Contest Fiddle Tunes.”
Most recently, she has been working on projects with Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush, Todd Hoffman, and has accrued over 6 million views on the music videos. She has also performed with many noteworthy artists including Reba McEntire and Ashley McBryde.