May 27-29, 2011, the 12th Annual

 Folk College

Join Us Next Year:
May 25, 26 & 27, 2012

Mark O'Connor teacher training & more!

A festival by musicians, for musicians, recognised and supported by
the National Endowment for the Arts!

What: A weekend of musical fun in a college setting
Where: Huntingdon Pennsylvania, on the Juniata College campus
When: May 27*29, 2011

2011 Folk College Group Photo

Thank you to everyone who made Folk College 2011
a great success!
We hope all of you will join us again this year and bring a friend!
(A larger version of the group photo is available for download.)

Folk College is a fun and friendly weekend of playing and listening to folk music — a fantastic three days of workshops, jam sessions, concerts, and group playing. The camp is designed for musicians with eclectic tastes. Within one weekend, you’ll have a choice of workshops ranging from oldtime to Celtic to blues to international, and you’ll get to sing, dance, play, and listen.
Musicians of all instruments and levels are welcome, and there are also choices for non-musicians who want to listen, learn, and experiment with folk music. Each evening features a staff concert followed by staff-led jam sessions. Saturday after the concert, we hold a contradance with an open band. You’ll also have an opportunity to be coached by a professional musician in a band setting and to perform in the student concert. Professional development will be offered for school teachers, including Act 48 credit for Pennsylvania teachers.
Help spread the word about Folk College!
Download a pdf flyer and help promote Folk College 2011.

"Folk College has given me opportunities to experiment as a musician, develop warm friendships, and learn from professionals in an easy-going, relaxed format. I always return home feeling a strong sense of connection and community to the folk music world and ready to bring my feelings of inspiration to my community through workshops and gatherings in my town."
Lea Masiello

Folk College is a project of Simple Gifts and the Huntingdon County Arts Council

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. We are also partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

The Huntingdon County Arts Council is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through its regional funding partnership, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA). State Government funding comes through the annual appropriation by Pennsylvania's General Assembly and from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Please also consider our other Folk Music Event:
Greenwood Furnance Folk Gathering
September 7-9, 2012


Huntingdon County Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
PA Council on the Arts
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Juniata College
Presented by the Huntingdon County Arts Council