Old Time Music Scholarship

MelvinWine

 2016   Winner of Old Time Music Scholarship
– Lieselotte Heil
 

Melvin Wine (1909 – 2003) was an American old-time fiddler from Copen, WV. “The Braxton County native has long been acknowledged for his powerful live performances and his willingness to teach and share his music, often with Calhoun fiddler Jake Krack. He was the recipient of West Virginia’s first Vandalia Award in 1981. The fiddler was also awarded the National Endowment for the Arts’ prestigious National Heritage Fellowship in 1991. He had been playing the fiddle for 85 years. Wine has been honored nationally for his musical skills and his leadership role in an American musical tradition. A farmer, a coal miner, a father of ten children, and a deeply religious man, he has played music from the hard lessons of his own experience and shaped a musical tradition even while passing it to others. His biography heralds a musician who wants both to communicate the spirit of his mountains and to sway an audience into having an old-fashioned good time. He is the subject of a book by Drew Beisswenger called “Fiddling Way Out Yonder.   The scholarship money is raised at the Melvin Wine Memorial Concert, honoring him and other traditional musicians.  He was an award winning fiddler and passed on his music. The scholarship was created to foster and develop old time, traditional music. It can be used to further ones musical education and knowledge through lessons, workshops, equipment etc. Hurherald

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MelvinWineMelvin Wine (1909 – 2003) was an American old-time fiddler from Copen, WV. “The Braxton County native has long been acknowledged for his powerful live performances and his willingness to teach and share his music, often with Calhoun fiddler Jake Krack. He was the recipient of West Virginia’s first Vandalia Award in 1981. The fiddler was also awarded the National Endowment for the Arts’ prestigious National Heritage Fellowship in 1991. He had been playing the fiddle for 85 years. Wine has been honored nationally for his musical skills and his leadership role in an American musical tradition. A farmer, a coal miner, a father of ten children, and a deeply religious man, he has played music from the hard lessons of his own experience and shaped a musical tradition even while passing it to others. His biography heralds a musician who wants both to communicate the spirit of his mountains and to sway an audience into having an old-fashioned good time. He is the subject of a book by Drew Beisswenger called “Fiddling Way Out Yonder.   The scholarship money is raised at the Melvin Wine Memorial Concert, honoring him and other traditional musicians.  He was an award winning fiddler and passed on his music. The scholarship was created to foster and develop old time, traditional music. It can be used to further ones musical education and knowledge through lessons, workshops, equipment etc.  ” Hurherald.com”

Download application: Old Time Scholarship

 

 

 

Melvin Wine Concert Highly Successful

The Landmark Studio for the Arts will be offering a $350 scholarship for Traditional Old Time Music students. The scholarship is the result of donations collected at the  Melvin Wine Tribute Concert held April 23 2016 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in Sutton. The Concert was well attended by a variety of musicians who paid tribute to Melvin Wine and other old timers and their songs. This is the fourth year a scholarship will be offered.

The funds are intended to help support a WV student, or former WV student of traditional music in furthering their musical education. You do not have to be in school currently to apply. Some examples of how the scholarship might be used include taking lessons, attending a workshop, upgrading an instrument or another defined purpose.

Applications can be downloaded @ Old Time Scholarship . The Landmark Studio for the Arts is a non-profit community arts organization in Sutton dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts. We have an all volunteer Board of Directors who create the schedule of events and manage our facility and programming. We welcome new volunteers who might enjoy acting, creating sets, learning about sound and lights, planning events, sewing costumes, fundraising and so many other ways to enrich our community. Additional Landmark information is available on Facebook and on this website.

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