This is the homeplace
for "Mountain Folk" the show for people who enjoy bluegrass, folk,
old-time, acoustic, outdoor, critter and mountain music!
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We help music students in our
Mountain Folk Scholarship Fund:
A portion of our income from advertising and performance revenues
goes to fund the Mountain Folk Scholarship (the "Program") to
promote the study, performance and preservation of American folk
music. The term “American folk music” includes, but is not limited
to Appalachian, Bluegrass, Cajun, country, gospel, jug band, Native
American, old time, roots and traditional music. American folk
music has strongly influenced jazz, and rock and roll. Folk music
has also strongly influenced classical music, frequently serving as
source material in compositions by Arnold, Bartok, Beethoven,
Brahms, Britten, Bruch, Copland, Dvorak, Grainger, Haydn, Holst,
Liszt, and Vaughn Williams.
The focus of
the Program is to encourage the study of acoustic guitar and banjo
with an emphasis upon performance of American folk music. With
increased funding, we hope to expand the Program to encourage
composition and arrangement of American folk music and public
performance of it in solo and ensemble settings.
The home county
from where The Mountain Folk Show originates is Berks County and
residents of all ages who wish to study performance of American folk
music on acoustic guitar or banjo shall be eligible for awards from
the Program. Every application for an award shall be initiated by
written recommendation of a music teacher. That teacher need not be
the teacher with whom the applicant intends to study acoustic guitar
or banjo. The teacher’s recommendation shall address specifically
the applicant’s character, musicianship, practice habits, reason for
studying the instrument, and commitment to American folk music.
Awards may be
applied toward the cost of instruction on acoustic guitar or banjo
with an emphasis upon performance of American folk music; an upgrade
to an acoustic guitar or banjo better suited to the applicant’s
level of proficiency in performance; and enrichment opportunities,
such as summer music camp, master classes and ensemble experience,
that feature American folk music.
awards may be submitted at any time. There shall be no application
fee. RMF’s Scholarship Committee shall select recipients and
determine the number and amounts of awards each year.
The recipient of
an award may reapply for an additional award for the same or any
other purpose within the scope of the Program.
Folk Scholarship fund is administered by the Reading Musical
Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization and any person may give
a tax-deductible contribution to the Program by contacting The
Reading Musical Foundation through their website or by using the
mailing address and information provided below. Be sure to specify
that you are donating to the Mountain Folk Scholarship fund and
Checks for the
fund may be made payable to:
For The Mountain
Folk Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 14835
Thank you for
helping us to educate and encourage traditional folk music students!
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