A Call to Music Teachers and Young Musicians

Text says: do you play? Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle

A Call to Music Teachers:
Young musicians at the 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society has presented the Susquehanna Folk Festival, a premier folk festival of the traditional arts, for the past two years. Our third festival, to be held on July 24-26, 2020 at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, will feature a youth festival band program, sometimes referred to as a "Kids' Academy", coordinated by traditional musician Jane Rothfield.

If you are a music teacher and have instrumental students ages 6-16 who are interested in folk music, SFMS would love to tell you all about the Festival Youth Band so that you can encourage your students to participate! At the festival, young musicians will get together, learn several folk music pieces by ear, and then perform them on the main stage. All instruments and ability levels are welcome.

SFMS will host an info session/potluck for music teachers from 6-7 pm on Friday, October 11th preceding the Jane Rothfield/Allan Carr concert to be held at Fort Hunter Barn in Harrisburg. During the meeting Jane Rothfield will share her vision for the program. All attendees will receive one free admission to the concert.

If you teach students who may want to participate, come to this session to learn more about it!

If you are not able to attend, but would like to receive further information, please send us your email address! To register for the info session, or to let us know that you would like to receive further information, contact or