FHO 2020 Registration for Video Replays

To keep us all safe in this time of Covid-19, we reimagined Fiddle Hell as an online festival and music camp from Nov 5-8, 2020, and beyond.  Our epic online lineup included 35 live concerts, 35 live jam sessions, and 165 live workshops, for fiddle, mandolin, cello, guitar, old-time banjo, and singing. Other instruments (and listeners) were also welcome! 

Video replays of all workshops, jams, and concerts are available for 3 months past the end of the live event (through Feb 8, 2021) for attendees to enjoy. You can slow down the videos to 1/2 or 3/4 speed (without changing the pitch), which is great for jams and workshops. Just sign in to Whova as you did during the live part of the event.

If you didn't register initially, but would like to view any or all the wonderful workshops, jams, and concerts through February 8, 2021, you can register now for a reduced price. Using Whova (on your laptop, desktop, iPad, or phone), you'll also be able to download session handouts, chat with the community, and visit the virtual exhibitors.

The cost is $100 for Adults (26 - 64), discounted to $90 for Seniors (65 or older), Young Adults (18 - 25), and Kids (13 - 17).

Because of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we aren't able to accommodate kids 12 and under (sorry!). 


Scholarships are available; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request and circumstances.

We do ask for your good behavior online as part of the Fiddle Hell community, please. No politics or offensive posts in the Chat, no offensive photo posts (or you may be removed from Whova without a refund).

Please register using one of the PayPal buttons below. We will add your registration LATER THAT DAY using the purchaser's name and email address, and send you a confirmation email then. If you'd like to change the name or email address for Whova login, just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the new information.

Once you register, see the Q&A below for information on how to set up your Whova account and view sessions.


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Registration Questions & Answers
Click on a question to see the answer. 

How Do I Set Up My Whova Account after Registration to Get to Fiddle Hell?

Using your LAPTOP or DESKTOP computer, ideally with the Chrome browser, CLICK HERE to set up your Whova account and sign in to Fiddle Hell Online once you've registered. At that website, where it says "Don't have an account?" click "Sign up here". Sign in with the same exact email address used for your PayPal payment, and create a new password. If you prefer to use a different email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For iPads or other mobile devices, DO NOT follow that link!
First, download the Whova Event & Conference App, then use the App to establish your Whova account, and only then look for the Fiddle Hell Online event in the App.
 

Whova is how you will view sessions on the agenda, download handouts, see messages and announcements, visit the virtual exhibits, and (optionally) connect with other attendees.

If you are asked for an "invitation code" when first setting up your Whova account
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it's usually because you're using a different email address than the one you gave when you bought your FIddle Hell Online ticket. Please try again, using the same email address you gave when you bought your FHO ticket.  If you prefer to use a different email address, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you are asked for an "invitation code" when you're using an iPad to set up your Whova account,
make sure to download the Whova Event & Conference App first and use the App to set up your account. Then you should be able to see Fiddle Hell Online right away as one of "My Events" or you can seach for it in "Find My Event". Even if you plan to view FHO with an iPad, it's easier to set up your Whova account first with a laptop or desktop computer if you have that option. 

How Do I View a Workshop, Concert, or Jam in Whova?
We assume you’re on a laptop or desktop, preferably running the Google Chrome web browser. 

[On an iPad or smartphone, you’ll have downloaded the Whova Event & Conference App, and the interface will be a little different.] 
  1. Sign in if you haven’t already (using your email address and Whova password) to Fiddle Hell Online at https://whova.com/portal/webapp/fhmf_202011. If that’s too long to remember, www.fiddlehellonline.org should take you there, too. 

    If you haven’t yet set up a Whova account, click on the blue “sign up here” text, type in the email address you used in buying your Fiddle Hell Online ticket, and create a new password. 

  2. You will see the Home page of Fiddle Hell Online on Whova, with a big banner, words of welcome, and a menu on the left. Here are the magical menu choices to help you navigate to different parts of Fiddle Hell:
MAIN NAVIGATION
Home – Big banner, words of welcome
Agenda – See sessions, search for them, see details, view sessions, make your own agenda
Attendees – See and search for other attendees, send them messages
Community – See community discussions, see announcements, set up virtual meet-ups
Exhibitors – Visit our wonderful virtual exhibitors, access the Fiddle Hell survey
Messages – See your messages and respond

RESOURCES
Session Q&A – Ask questions about sessions
Video Gallery – A random collection of videos of sessions & from virtual exhibitors
How To – Helpful answers to very key questions
Staff – See instructor bios and send them messages
Handouts – Collects handouts from all sessions; you’ll see the right ones in each session
Links – Fiddle Hell links to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Mailing List
Whova Guides – The Whova Attendee User Guide is pretty good! 
  1. Click on Agenda on the menu to get a Full Agenda of all sessions. As you look at the sessions, you can make your own agenda by clicking on "Add to My Agenda" on the right of a session. Next to the words “Full Agenda” at the top, click on “My Agenda” to see only those sessions you have added to “My Agenda”. Click on “Full Agenda” to go back to seeing everything. 

  2. You can filter sessions at the top left. Where it says “Filter by tracks” click on “Tracks” at the top to turn off all checkmarks, and then select the tracks you want (by type, style, level, instrument). Click “Tracks” at the top again to turn off filtering. You can also choose the day just below that – Thu, Fri, Sat, or Sun.  

  3. You can search for sessions across all days at the top middle search box. This is very helpful - it finds titles, instructors, and descriptions. If search doesn’t show what you expect, turn off filtering (#4 above). If you want to see sessions for a particular instructor, enter all or part of their name.

  4. When you see a session of interest, click on the View Session button to read more about it or to view it after it has happened. When you’re viewing a particular session, you can add it to or remove it from My Agenda or Like it.  You can experiment to see what Show Agenda and Hide Agenda will do. At any time, you can click on Agenda in the menu column to restore the initial Full Agenda view.

    To view a replay of a session (whether or not you attended it before), click on View Session from the Agenda. The video will be visible and you can click on the play icon in the bottom left. 

    When viewing a session video, you can pause it in the bottom left, or make it full-screen in the bottom right. If you click on the Settings icon (looks like a little gear) in the bottom right, you can slow the video to half or three-quarter speed without changing the pitch! You can click on another menu item and your video will pop into a different window so you don’t lose your place in it. 
Is it ok for my friends and family to view concerts, jams, or workshop sessions using my login?

No, it's not. As at in-person Fiddle Hell, each registration is valid for only one attendee at Fiddle Hell Online. Any additional household member or friend wishing to watch any concerts, workshops, or jams also needs to register. At a time when all musicians' gigs have largely disappeared, Fiddle Hell Online pays all instructors, performers, and technical staff, and we rely on your registration fees to do this. Please respect the artists who are at the heart of Fiddle Hell Online by asking your friends and family to register.

Can I register by sending a check instead?

Please send a check in the mail to Fiddle Hell Massachusetts LLC, P. O. Box 316, Lexington, MA 02420-0316, and let us know who it's for, their age categories, and their email addresses. We'll register them and send further instructions to their email addresses. Each attendee needs a unique email address to register.

This process can take a while (time for the check to arrive, time for Dave to get to the P.O. Box, etc.). To speed things up, as soon as you mail the check, email us that it's on the way, and tell us who is attending, what age, and their email address. We trust you, and will register the person even before the check arrives! And we'll send a confirmation back to you. 

Are scholarships available? How do I apply?

Yes! Thanks to generous contributors to our scholarship fund (including many of the instructors and attendees), a limited number of scholarships (and partial scholarships) are available to those who can't afford the fee for Nov-Dec-Jan access. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to describe your request and circumstances.