Three people, including Minot music educator Jimmie Tengesdal, will be inducted into the International Music Camp Fiddlers Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Friday in the International Music Camp Burdick Center for Performing Arts at the International Peace Garden.
Tengesdal began playing the fiddle at the age of 6. In his 20s, he competed in fiddle contests throughout the country and was inducted into the Fiddlers Hall of Fame in Weiser, Idaho. He has been a judge at both the National fiddle Contest in Weiser and the International Music Camp. He has influenced many young fiddlers throughout his association at the International Music Camp, including Erik Olson and Brian Michalenko.
Tengesdal has taught in the Minot Public School system for 32 years, where he has built up the orchestra program. He also maintains a studio of private students which allows him to share his passion for fiddling. Tengesdal also has a workshop where he makes instruments or repairs instruments or bows.
Submitted Photo - - Minot music educator Jimmie Tengesdal will be inducted into the International Music Camp Fiddlers Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Friday in the International Music Camp.
Other inductees include Turtle Mountain Metis fiddler Ryan Keplin and Teulon, Man., native Lorne Ferley.