Festival Director of the Boston Celtic Music Festival
Summer started working for Club Passim in September 2020 after a year of living in Boston. Her drive for community outreach and event planning within the folk music scene led her to the position of the Marketing and Membership Manager. She relocated to Boston from northern California to further her career and passion for folk music, specifically traditional Scottish music. As a Celtic cellist, fiddler, and Scottish ceilidh dance caller deeply connected to the fiddle camp circuit since 2006, Club Passim has always been on her radar as the heart of the New England folk scene. It is with great pleasure that she finds herself working for this legendary music venue now as the Festival Director of the Boston Celtic Music Festival.
Summer studied Cello Performance with a minor in Spanish at Humboldt State University in beautiful Arcata, CA. She attended the Berklee College of Music 5-week Summer Program in 2010 for folk cello where she studied with professors such as John McGann and Mimi Rabson. She has attended dozens of fiddle camps since the age of 13, primarily those run by Alasdair Fraser. From these camps she has studied and become close friends with her greatest musical inspirations such as Natalie Hass, Mike Block and Tristan Clarridge. She now teaches at music camps such as Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp and Lark Camp as either a cello or dance instructor. For the past year she has worked on the side to develop the music community platform, Ministry of Folk.