Play it Forward this Holiday Season!
Your generous donations make our programs possible.
Check out our year in review, and learn about what’s coming up in 2019.
Click or Tap HERE: AMS YEAR IN REVIEW 2018
A Note From Executive Director Ryan Reardon
Thank you for making 2018 another remarkable year for Asheville Music School! While I only took the reins as Executive Director in July, I’ve been with AMS for about 14 years. We’ve made great strides in that time, and with your support we will continue to expand our programs and our mission to make music more accessible to the Western NC community.
As you’ll see from the highlights below, your generous contributions last year have truly made a difference. We hope you will consider us this year, again or for the first time, for your end-of-year giving.
Another key reason why your donation is so very important – in 2019Asheville Music School is moving into a new space; one that’s built out to suit our needs! The new school will feature a modern floor plan, more teaching studios, acoustical treatment, sound proofing, a modern music production studio to teach recording techniques and engineering, and more. We will be launching a capital campaign to help make our vision a reality, and we’ll need your help to do it! I know we have common values and that we believe in the importance of the arts in our lives.
2018 Program Highlights
This past year, 52 students, professional musicians, and teachers in AMS Sound Education Outreach ensembles performed 15 concerts and taught 30 group music classes at no cost to 1,974 veterans, elders, the homeless, and people with disabilities in Buncombe County.
Veterans Restoration Quarters
Open Hearts Art Center
Blue Ridge Group Home
Black Mountain Children’s Home
15 AMS teachers taught weekly private music lessons at deeply reduced tuition to 29 scholarship students through the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund. A total of $23,000 in scholarship funds.
29 musicians donated their time and talent to perform the entire Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Sound Effects benefit concert at Isis Music Hall.
42 professional music educators taught 20,313 private music lessons on 18 different instruments to more than 750 students, ages 4-80+
Your donation to Asheville Music School is an investment in the future of music education and music outreach in Western NC. To put it another way, your donation is a…
SOUND INVESTMENT in a SOUND EDUCATION!
Click/tap HERE to read Harmony Redford’s winning essay and learn more about the impact of your generous donations.