The Colorado Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association (COTFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (COTFA) was formed in 2002 to promote and preserve this traditional art form in Colorado. We do this by organizing and supporting fiddle contests throughout the state, including the Colorado Fiddle Championships, holding student workshops and sponsoring square dances. Board members and officers are unpaid volunteers who coordinate these events. COTFA relies entirely on the financial support of individuals and generous corporate sponsors to ensure we can produce and sponsor these entertaining and educational programs for musicians and the public.
COTFA’s Board of Directors is composed of business people, including artists, lawyers, CPAs, musicians and commercial designers.
The Colorado Fiddle Championships, held each year at the historic National Western Stock Show, showcase talented musicians from all over the United States, from the ages of 5 to 80+, to play hoe-downs, waltzes, and tunes of choice. These fiddle tunes have been passed down for generations. In an era when budget cuts have diminished school music programs, the Championships provide a venue for parents and children to meet teachers, for teachers to showcase their students’ talents, and for older fiddlers to share their knowledge with children and each other. Youth and senior fiddlers come together to share their love of this historic American music with family, friends and the public.
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Please help us fulfill our mission to preserve and promote the living art form of Oldtime Fiddling throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. The Colorado Oldtime Fiddlers’ Association appreciates your financial support !