Movie Theme Song Contest – String Theory Project


Fort Colllins, CO- Starting June 1st, 2011,
Have you ever wanted to write a theme song for a film? Songwriters, Poet lyricists, and instrumentalists alike are invited to submit entries for the String Theory Film Theme Song Contest.

Filmmaker & musician, Vi Wickam in association with AVAIYA Media is creating the new film, String Theory. This inspiring new film project is directed toward inspiring children to participate in and develop a love of music.

The goal of the contest is to capture the essence of this spectacular film with an original song written by YOU! This song needs to be simple and memorable. The hook is of utmost importance. The song needs to be flexible. The song will be played and sung throughout the movie in different formats, ranging from country, to African, and Blues to Bluegrass.

If you write the winning song, you will get a cash prize of $150, and your song will be featured throughout the film, String Theory in different forms. You will receive credit as the writer of the song, and you will have the opportunity to be featured in the film.

The String Theory Theme Song contest is open to residents of the planet earth.

Submissions will be accepted through July 31, 2011.

Official contest rules are available at:

The song contest is the brainchild of Vi Wickam. Vi is a music teacher, performer, and composer, and loves creating opportunities for other artists.

About AVAIYA: AVAIYA is a media company based in Boulder, Colorado that creates and distributes only positive material to share. In a world often viewed as problematic, AVAIYA reminds us that there is infinite greatness in this world and within each of us.

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Vi "The Fiddler" Wickam CD - Long Time Comin'

Preorder Long Time Comin’

Vi’s music is rooted in tradition, but not buried in the past. It’s innovative, eclectic, and fun.  Long Time Comin’ features a new spin on traditional tunes with fresh takes on modern favorites. On the CD, which features nationally recognized Jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, you’ll find a little bit o’ swing, a little more funk, beautiful ballads, and some down and dirty blues (NOW with MORE COWBELL!).  Fortunately, the album is a lot more cohesive than this disjointed press release makes it sound.

AS SEEN ON TV! VI Wickam is an accomplished fiddler who has won contests all over the United States. Vi is a composer, songwriter, and he even sings. He’s from a musical family; the Wickam Family Band played all around Northern Colorado, including 3 years as the house band on the nationally syndicated but now retired Blinky’s Fun Club. Vi is an entertaining and engaging performer. Long Time Comin’ features a cast of expert musicians: Brent Hawley on knock-your-socks-off acoustic guitar, Jim Abraham’s toenail-singeing electric bass, and Chris Beers’ tasty drummin’. The siren voices of Mandy Harvey, Kristianne Gale, and Kimberly Schug add polish and will melt you in your seat.

Long Time Comin’ will be released at a family-friendly and awesome party at Avogadro’s Number ( in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 25, 2011 at 8:00PM.

For more information, promo requests, or an interview, please contact Vi Wickam at:

Vi “The Fiddler” Wickam

PO Box 270918

Fort Collins, CO 80527

Phone: 970-215-6366



October $5 Fiddling Workshop

What: October $5 Fiddling Workshop

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:00 PM

Price: $5.00 per person

Where: Magnolia Music Studio
210 W Magnolia Street (northwest corner of Magnolia and Mason)
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 481-8661

Topic: Warmups, Stretching and Excercises—Take care of your body while you are making music.
Teacher: Vi Wickam – Champion Fiddler—970-430-6381
Special Guests: Shelly and Keith Beyerle of Rocky Mountain Rossiter:
Admission is $5 All proceeds after covering our costs will go to The Growing Project Fort Collins.

Hope to see you there!


RSVP to this Meetup:

Cross-Tuning – Workshop Notes

Here are my notes from the Cross-Tuned fiddle workshop. It has some recommendations for things to consider when you are wanting to cross-tune your fiddle. I also have listed some of the more common Alternate Violin Tunings. If you have additional tuning, please feel free to add them in the comments section.

I also have included sheet music to Midnight on the Water by Luke Thomasson. The music is just the basic melody. Below, you will also find a YouTube video of me playing Midnight on the water.

Cross-Tuned Fiddling Notes

Practical Music Theory – Workshop Notes

I have posted the notes that I handed out at the Practical Music Theory fiddle workshop. If you are wanting to learn a little bit about music theory, the reference sheet below has some good basic info (of course, we marked them up in the class with all sorts of other notes.)

Practical Music Theory

Fort Collins Traditional Music Meetup Group

I have just created a new meetup group called Fort Collins Traditional Music.

I started this group to foster a community of people interested in oldtime music in the Fort Collins area.

We will be scheduling monthly group fiddling, harp, and flute workshops, and may also schedule periodic jam sessions.

If you are a traditional musician, or are interested in learning to play, we would love to have you join this meetup group.