Old Town School of Folk Music

Name Old Town School of Folk Music

On the Web www.oldtownschool.org

Contact Bau Graves, 773.728.6000, bgraves@oldtownschool.org

Provides Instruments

Provides Instrument Classes Yes

Information, Networking, Support

Scholarships Yes


Performance Opportunities Yes

Music Therapy

Music Ed. Programs & Curricula Yes

Seeks Volunteers Volunteers help with administrative projects, Resource Center staffing, helping at concerts & special events, etc. Visit www.oldtownschool.org/volunteers/ or contact Tim Harkins (773)751-3342 or tharkins@oldtownschool.org

Seeks Instruments 0

Seeks Donations Donations support the educational programs, concert series, and outreach initiatives. Details at www.oldtownschool.org/support

Mission Teach and celebrate music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. Preserve and pursue the awareness and education of folk music from around the world.

What it does Provides financial aid support to over 300 children and their families for group classes and private instruction. No one is denied instruction because of inability to pay. Forges partnerships with a range of communities that are under-served and under-represented in the arts. Conducts Field Trip Concert Series, a variety of culturally specific educational performances, serving 9,000 students and teachers. Other valuable programs.


Regional Yes

Region Abbreviation IL, IN, WI

Region Served Chicago, IL, and surrounding region.

At-Risk/Under-served Youth Yes

Tax-Deductible Non-Profit Yes

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