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Dr. Vivian Wagner publishes Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music

FIDDLEMuskingum University Associate Professor of Journalism Dr. Vivian Wagner has just published Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music, which chronicles her musical journey with the violin.

The book describes the transition she made, musically and personally, from a classically trained violinist to the world of fiddle music, and the impact that journey had on both her love of music and her view of life.

Her travels took her from the remote workshop of a master fiddle maker in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a klezmer band in Cleveland, and then to experiencing Cajun fiddle music in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans and to a fiddle camp in Tennessee.

Dr. Wagner joined the Muskingum University faculty in 2003. At Muskingum, she advises the campus newspaper, The Black and Magenta, and is the faculty advisor for the university’s chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ). In 2006, she was named the Sheridan Baker Advisor of the Year by SCJ.

An award-winning writer, her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including American Profile, Bluegrass Unlimited, Modern Fiction Studies, Relish and many others.

Released by Kensington Publishing, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music is available from the Muskingum University bookstore, at a variety of booksellers and from Amazon.