In accordance with CDC recommendations based on new evidence on the Delta variant, Asheville Music School is requiring masks in public areas around the school for all teachers, students, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.
Here’s a great example of why we do what we do. Asheville Music School student Harmony Redford has been chosen as one of 81 students across the country for this year’s GRAMMY Camp. Congratulations! What a great opportunity.
Summer is officially here, and that brings our summer music camps! Enrollment is still open for a few of our music camps, including Fiddle Camp (July 12-16) and Harry Potter-themed Suzuki Strings Camp (July 26-30), led by Paul Stroebel and Holley Ross.
We are thrilled to be part of the festivities at the Montford Garden Tour on Saturday June 5, 10am-5pm. It’s the community’s first garden tour in 17 years. Local musicians will be featured at 12 different gardens, including AMS teachers Kylie Irvin and Mar, as well as our Fiddle Squad, made up of string students led by Paul Stroebel and Holley Ross.
Our first ever virtual recitals premier on YouTube on Saturday December 12 at 7:00 PM and Sunday December 13 at 6:00 PM. Tune in to see dozens of our students do their thing! Click the links in the post to watch.
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. When we decide to take up a new hobby or commit to learning something new, it’s not only more helpful to have a teammate by our side – it makes the experience more fun! Learning an instrument together is one solid way to become teammates with your child. Not only will you be a great mentor while they learn an exciting new instrument, but you’ll be able to explore what music has to offer together. This will be one of the greatest decisions you make as a parent, for your child and for yourself.
Asheville Music School will be hosting a virtual benefit for our partners at Mountain Care.
We are putting together a virtual performance livestreamed on our social media platforms to help raise money for a program that provides an essential service to the community.
July 17 Update:
Asheville Music School is continuing to closely follow updates from state officials on school reopening. The majority of our lessons are still online only, with a few in-person lessons happening throughout the week. We are adhering to Phase 2 regulations, where no more than 10 people are using our facility at the same time. Masks are required to enter the building, social distancing is required, and hand-sanitizing stations are available.
We’ve had a few Q&A sessions with our graduating seniors. Ella Judson is a student of Gabrielle Tee’s, and has been a member of our Sound Education outreach program for the past few years. Congrats Ella, and best of luck!
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Graduating Senior Holland McMinn