We are teaming up with our friends at The Social Lounge in downtown Asheville to showcase our teachers and students in a weekly music series every Thursday evening. It’s a great way to actually hear what we’re all about! Expect many different genres of music, original songs as well as covers, multigenerational music students performing alongside their teachers, special guests, brand new collaborations, and more.
We are happy to announce 2 new ensembles! For more information and to enroll contact Program Director Mandy Guilfoyle: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMS STRING ORCHESTRA, LED BY JASON MCCOY:
4th-9th grade students playing string orchestra classical music at a grade 2 level.
Rehearses every Friday (starting Feb. 1) from 6:30-7:30.
Led by violist and music educator Jason McCoy, the AMS String Orchestra will play music from the classical repertoire at a grade 2 level. Violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists will play music from the classics like Bach and Mozart, all the way to modern and pop music in a string orchestra setting, and will be conducted by Jason McCoy. Students must be able to read music to join the string orchestra. Orchestral experience is a valuable, fun, and important part of every string player’s life. The AMS String Orchestra is part of Asheville Music School’s Sound Education Outreach program, which brings music to communities in need.
APPALACHIAN STRING BAND, LED BY JASON MCCOY:
6th-12th grade students playing Appalachian folk music.
Rehearses every Friday (starting Feb. 1) from 7:30-8:30.
Violist, banjo player, and folk musician Jason McCoy leads the Appalachian String Band. Students will play music from the Appalachian tradition, as well as old-time, Cajun, dances, and other styles of folk music. The Appalachian String Band is open to any fiddler, banjo player, guitarist, bassist, mandolin player, and singer who wants to play some fun and beautiful music that reflects the rich musical history of Western North Carolina. The AMS String Orchestra is part of Asheville Music School’s Sound Education Outreach program, which brings music to communities in need.
Here are a couple of videos from our December 1st & 2nd recitals. Great work everyone! So many inspiring performances!
The world music ensemble is a group open to all student musicians, of any instrument, ages 7 and up, and skill-level combination. Bring your own instrument.
Students will expand their minds by learning music from many different global traditions, as well as learning the cultural and historical significances behind the music. Band members will learn by reading and by ear, and all will have the chance to improvise.
We had 10 truly fantastic essays submitted to our first essay contest from students of all ages. The judging was very close! We are pleased to announce… Second Runner Up: Cathy Fodi (student of Ryan Kijanka) First Runner Up: Lydia Hamby (student of Frank Argento) And, our Grand Prize Winner: Harmony Redford (student of Gabrielle […]
The study of music means different things to every student. For some people it is a creative outlet that they do for pure enjoyment. For others, it can be a life changing experience. Whether you play for fun, or if music is a career you plan to pursue, or even if you aren’t sure where it will take you, we want to hear how music has changed and affected your life.
Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan comes to Asheville on Saturday, September 22 for a benefit concert hosted by the Green Side Up Foundation to support local pediatric cancer patients in the Asheville area. The event will take place at the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville at 7 PM.
And, Asheville Music School student ensemble Vinyl Crossroads is opening the show! Vinyl Crossroads is part of AMS Sound Education outreach program, bringing music to communities in need.
Suzuki Camp photos!
Music Explorations camp was so fun! Our young, future musicians learned about instruments from all over the world, various styles of music, different languages, and much more.
It’s sure to be a hot summer, so come cool off with some ice cream and music! Our Suzuki Squad, led by strings teacher Holley Ross, will be performing at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Ave. on Tues. June 12 at 6:30pm.