37th Annual Singtime Frolics weekend
March 25-27, 2022
Good news! Portland FolkMusic Society is holding Singtime Frolics in person this year, barring a further Covid surprise. It will run from 6 PM Friday March 25 through Noon, Sunday March 27 2022.
As usual it will be at beautiful Menucha Conference Center overlooking the Columbia Gorge. There's information about Menucha at the bottom of this page.
To keep us as safe as possible we are limiting attendance to 65 participants (about half the dining room capacity). If you want to attend, please read the information about COVID safety below and make sure you can agree to it.
Registration is is now open and there are six things for you to do although only the first and last are required:
1⃣ Register. Just click on the link at the top of this page.
2⃣ Ask for a scholarship if you need one. Please see section on scholarships below. Don't be shy. Scholarship requests are part of the registration form.
3⃣ On the other hand, please consider contributing to the scholarship fund. This is completely optional of course. Link below.
4⃣ Consider joining PFS if you aren't already a member. This is also totally optional, but we'd love it if you did. See link elsewhere on this page.
5⃣ Volunteer to lead a song circle or workshop. Again, this is totally optional.
6⃣ Choose your room. Look down below on this page. Please ask for help if you get stuck.
With fewer participants, we have had to adjust the costs. Basic registration (dorm room, shared bathroom) is $225; premium registration (private room, bathroom) is $295. This includes Friday night dinner, three meals Saturday, and Sunday brunch, plus lodging Friday and Saturday nights. And of course, lots of music.
We don't want anyone to miss Singtime because of the expense. The scholarship fund has always been filled by the generosity of other attendees. If you are able, please contribute to the scholarship fund. Any money you give is reserved for scholarships, and will make it possible for other folks to get out of town and sing! It makes a difference. Please just click here and make sure you select Singtime Scholarships.
Membership in PFS is not a requirement for registration but if you are not a member, we would love to have you join us - and we have a membership category to fit every pocketbook. You can join PFS here.
Our special guest artist this year is REALLY special: Alex Sturbaum, a young singer-songwriter and traditional music artist who will be offering workshops on Writing Songs within the Tradition and Adapting Traditional Songs to Modern Times. Alex is a multi-instrumentalist, (bodhran, guitar, bouzouki, button accordion, banjo, and mandolin) as well as being a fine singer. Their music includes Irish jigs and reels, Appalachian ballads and sea shanties. We are thrilled to be able to share this talented young performer who so clearly loves the music that you probably love too. Check out their website: https://www.alexsturbaum.com.
And, as always, the Guest Artist is just the tip of the musical iceberg, because the participants will bring a panoply of workshops ranging from Child Ballads to Beatles, and from song circles to technical classes. It will be a great weekend, singing together - in harmony of course!
When you register, you will find more information about logistics, volunteering to help during Singtime, and applying for scholarships and supporting the scholarship fund.
For those of you who would like to lead a workshop, Thank You! You can sign up below, or when you register.
Got questions? No problem. Write to email@example.com and we'll get back to you.
See you at Singtime!