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2022 COVID Guidelines

As we welcome audiences back for live performances, the health and safety of our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff remain our highest priority. To that end, our policies and procedures are based on recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and regulations from state and local governments, as well as the best practices in the performing arts industry, and the recommendations from the dedicated and knowledgable physicians on our Board of Directors. Please note that we will continue to monitor all relevant data and recommendations closely and make appropriate adjustments as deemed safe.
  • The Skaneateles Festival will not request proof of COVID vaccination nor proof of a recent negative COVID test result.
  • Face masks are strongly encouraged inside indoor concerts but are not required. Should this change, if you have purchased tickets, you will receive an e-mail in advance with further information and masks will be provided at the door.
  • The Festival encourages audience members who feel ill or show symptoms of illness to stay home. To facilitate this, we are offering a flexible exchange policy. Call the Box Office at (315) 685-7418 and explain your situation; we will exchange your tickets to another 2022 Festival performance based on availability.

SKANEATELES FESTIVAL

Volunteer

YOU Make the Season Happen

Each season it takes hundreds of Festival volunteers to make the season happen!

The Skaneateles Festival comes to life each August through the gracious support of hundreds of volunteers. We are blessed with a community that is very willing to share their energy and talents. If you would like to help out just click the Volunteer Icon below to learn how to join the fun.

Volunteers provide food, lodging, transportation, muscle power, wisdom, ideas, gracious smiles, can-do spirit, and so much more.

Our volunteers consistently say that the best part about helping out with the Skaneateles Festival is getting to know the musicians on a personal level and making new connections in the community.

If you’d like to meet new people, get to know world-class musicians, or help out in any of these areas, give us a call at 315-685-7418 or fill out our volunteer form.

Become a host!

We invite you to consider becoming an important part of this season by hosting musicians and sometimes their families. This is a rare opportunity that requires very little! The musicians will need a bedroom, breakfast, and not much else! In return, you and your family will get a special peek into the life of the performer, make a new friend, and if you are very lucky, get to hear their beautiful music in your home while they practice.

Please complete the following short questionnaire so we may update our records as well as plan for the housing needs of this year’s musicians.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kim Driscoll (Housing Chairperson, kmpostek@syr.edu)

Susan Mark (Executive Director, susan@skanfest.org)

Our volunteers do so much!

• Board of Directors
• Housing Committee
• Host musicians (and sometimes their families)
• Pre-concert meals for musicians and sponsors
• Food for events, receptions, parties, etc.
• Airport transportation for musicians
• Website construction and maintenance
• Social media expertise
• Special writing projects
• Invite several hundred people into their home for Summer Suite
• Host donor receptions and other gatherings
• Photography

• Build stage at First Presbyterian Church before first concert
• Take down stage at First Presbyterian Church after final concert
• Help take down chairs and put them away after Saturday concerts
• Help take down chairs and put them away after final church concert
• Check pews after concerts for discarded programs
• Help take down lights, equipment, etc. after Saturday concerts
• Concert ushers
• Ticket takers
• Ticket sellers
• Concession table
• Move pianos, harpsichords, timpani, bridge lamps, marimbas, harps, music stands, and more

Thanks to the many volunteers with tools and muscles who help make this happen!

Bruce Keplinger and Maryellen Casey have been volunteers extraordinaire since the mid-1980s, ready to help wherever needed. No job is too big or too small.
Thanks, Bruce and Maryellen!

Expert chef Joan Christy has fed thousands over the years, hosting and/or providing gourmet food for musician dinners, donor receptions, rehearsal breaks, Summer Suite, fundraising events, post-concert receptions, and more.
Thanks, Joan!

Koko Fuller greets patrons with a smile at the ticket table. Over the years, she has also provided outstanding food for pre-concert dinners and events, and served on the Board of Trustees.
Thanks, Koko!

“I have always told you that the Festival should have charged us for the wonderful experience of housing musicians. It brought such joy to both David and me and I will always look back on those special times with great fondness.”

Sharon Slater

We hope to see you soon

2022 SKANEATELES FESTIVAL | TERMS AND CONDITIONS | PRIVACY POLICY

97 E. GENESEE STREET | SKANEATELES, NY 13152 | 315.685.7418| MUSIC@SKANFEST.ORG