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Old Town School of Folk Music

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Old Town School of Folk Music is a performing arts school based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 1960. As of 2019 they had $12 million in revenue and $21 million in assets.

Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

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Program areas at Old Town School of Folk Music

Art instruction: all of old town school of folk music's accredited instrumental, dance, music, and ancillary programs are designed to stimulate creativity and communal arts participation among people of all ages. In 2018, nearly 14,000 students made 24,000 registrations for group classes, 6,650 for private lessons, 2,600 for workshops, and 270 for summer camp. More than 7,000 attended student showcases, teen open mic, socials, and jams.

Outreach: old town school of folk music serves thousands of chicago's children each year, providing arts education programming throughout the city. In 2018, 5,200 attended field trip events, 4,300 children/youth participated in the artist in residence creative school fund programs in chicago public schools lawndale's carole robertson center for learning, and the arts and community wellness initiative in englewood. 9,300 attended world music series and global dance party concerts, and approximately 33,600 attended various events throughout the chicagoland area that included performances booked through the artist engagement/referral program.

Concerts: old town school of folk music is one of the region's most prolific concert venues, featuring well known headliners, as well as concerts by local and global artists, often co-produced with dozens of local community service and arts organizations. In 2018, 40,000 attended 160 concerts, and more than 28,000 attended the square roots festival.

Form 990s for Old Town School of Folk Music

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 10, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 17, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 12, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Jul 28, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Old Town School of Folk Music

Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,122,439
Program services$9,004,170
Investment income and dividends$28,511
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-133,387
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$464,964
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$12,486,697

Vendors for Old Town School of Folk Music

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
MailChimpMarketing software2020-03-01
██████ ███ █████ ████Tax accounting2019-10-28
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Personnel at Old Town School of Folk Music

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jim NewcombChief Executive Officer-July 16, 2019
James Bau GravesExecutive Director$257,042Dec. 31, 2018
████ █████Director of Operations-July 16, 2019
██████ ████████Finance Director$89,326July 16, 2019
████ ██████Marketing Director-July 16, 2019
█████ ███████Director of Community Projects and Events-July 16, 2019
███████ ████████Senior Director, Community Ventures-July 16, 2019
█████ ██████ ██It Director-July 16, 2019
████ ███████Customer Service Director-July 16, 2019
████ █████Administration Director$112,550July 16, 2019
...and 30 more key personnel

Peer performing arts schools

1Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts501(c)(3)$4.1 millionBerkeley Heights, NJ
2Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)501(c)(3)$8.2 millionMountain View, CA
3Music Institute of Chicago (MIC)501(c)(3)$6.3 millionEvanston, IL
4Third Street Music School Settlement501(c)(3)$9.5 millionNew York, NY
5Levine Music501(c)(3)$9.9 millionWashington, DC
6Education Through Music501(c)(3)$5.1 millionNew York, NY
7Crowden Music Center501(c)(3)$3.4 millionBerkeley, CA
8Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts501(c)(3)$9.0 millionWheatley Heights, NY
9Community Music Center (CMC)501(c)(3)$5.8 millionSan Francisco, CA
10California Jazz Conservatory (CJC)501(c)(3)$3.5 millionBerkeley, CA
11Kaufman Music Center501(c)(3)$8.7 millionNew York, NY
12Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (BCM)501(c)(3)$3.3 millionBrooklyn, NY
13Omaha Conservatory of Music (OCM)501(c)(3)$3.8 millionOmaha, NE
14Music Conservatory of Westchester501(c)(3)$3.1 millionWhite Plains, NY
15Merit School of Music501(c)(3)$6.6 millionChicago, IL
16Washington Performing Arts501(c)(3)$7.1 millionWashington, DC
17Goodspeed Musicals501(c)(3)$11 millionEast Haddam, CT
18South Shore Conservatory501(c)(3)$5.2 millionHanover, MA
19Flint Institute of Music (FIM)501(c)(3)$7.2 millionFlint, MI
20The Music Settlement501(c)(3)$5.3 millionCleveland, OH
21Turtle Bay Music School (TBMS)501(c)(3)$12 millionNew York, NY
22Waldorf School of Philadelphia501(c)(3)$4.0 millionPhiladelphia, PA
23Wisconsin Conservatory of Music501(c)(3)$6.5 millionMilwaukee, WI
24Macphail Center for Music501(c)(3)$11 millionMinneapolis, MN
25Metropolitan School of the Arts501(c)(3)$3.5 millionAlexandria, VA