2016 Winner of Old Time Music Scholarship – Lieselotte Heil

Ms. Heil will use the scholarship to enroll in the Augusta Heritage Center program, where she will study songwriting and traditional singing repertoire and style with Alice Gerrard.

Lieselotte sings unaccompanied Appalachian ballads, performing in local venues whenever the opportunity has arisen, and has placed repeatedly in the top five in the “folk song” category at the Henry Reed Memorial fiddlers’ convention.  Lieselotte is also a fiddler and a former apprentice and friend of Melvin Wine.  She attends and performs at old­time fiddlers’ conventions, plans to teach fiddle and has written several traditional Appalachian songs.

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