Vi Wickam – Violin

Vi Wickam plays violin for the Fort Collins String Quartet. Vi has been playing violin since he was knee high to a grasshopper, and writes and composes music in addition to performing. Vi is a versatile performer with experience in jazz, traditional, and folk genres in additional to his classical experience.

Vi released an Album “Long Time Coming” in 2011, which is available on,, and

Vi’s latest single, Swine Flu Blues, is currently featured on

  • Organized and perform in Evansville String Quartet (1997-2009)
  • Teach violin and fiddle lessons since 1992
  • Compose and Arrange music
    • Compositions featured by Greeley Central High School and University of Evansville String Ensemble
  • Competitive Fiddler
    • Two time Colorado State Fiddle Champion
    • Four time Grand Master Fiddler Championship Finalist
    • Placed 13th in National Oldtime Fiddle Contest
  • Play Violin in Church Praise and Worship Band
  • Produced and performed on an album featuring an original composition (On a Snowy Day)
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity – Alumni member
    • Maintained University of Evansville Phi Mu Alpha Web Page
    • Winner of Phi Mu Alpha Scholarship 1996
    • Ushering Chairman Spring 1997
    • Featured in December 2005 issue of “The Sinfonian” magazine
  • Fiddle Contest Director
    • Co-Chaired the 2003-2006 Newburgh Fiddler Fest Fiddle Contest
    • Chaired the Indiana State Picking And Fiddling Championships 2008, 2009
  • Fiddle Contest Judge
    • Judge Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Contest
    • Judge Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest
    • Judge Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest