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.
Arts Awareness Social | Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM | Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center | Performances by AMS students and teachers |
Last year a coalition of arts organizations was formed with the focus to educate, inform, and inspire public action supporting the fiscal vitality, stewardship, and growth of Asheville’s and Buncombe County’s creative sector. On February 6th we would like to invite you to the Arts Awareness Social to get to know the organizations behind the coalition and learn what they are doing to share the way the arts are positively impacting our community. Special presentations by BMCM+AC, Word on the Street, and Asheville Music School. This event is free and open to the public.
Meet the band! The Last City is an Orchestral Folk Rock band in Dallas, TX, combining classical instrumentation with indie rock arrangements and pop melodies. They are touring through Asheville and are coming to AMS to talk about being in a band, touring, and recording. TEACHERS – tell your students!
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 a truly fantastic evening at our first ever dinner fundraiser w/ celebrity cook Jeff “Rhino” Bannister. We raised almost $2,000 for AMS programs, which will help us keep music education affordable, and keep music educators in business. Big thanks to everyone who came to support, and to everyone that volunteered their time to the event.
On Wednesday, November 7, 6-9 p.m., District Wine Bar and celebrity grillmaster Jeff “Rhino” Bannister are teaming up for an evening of authentic Spanish food and wine to support Asheville Music School. A ticket price of $70 per person includes complimentary Spanish wines by the glass with a tasting of small-production or estate-grown bottles (and the option to make purchases), small-bite Spanish pintxos, and traditional paella. Live entertainment by flamenco guitarist Juan Benavides and percussionist Ryan Oslance will enhance the evening’s Spanish theme.
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.
Sound Effects 2018 was another record-breaking year!
Check out a few of the great items that we will be auctioning or raffling off at Sound Effects benefit concert on April 19, 2018 at Isis Music Hall:
Liquidlogic Versa Board from Diamond Brand Outfitters
Theramin from Moog Music
Vacation getaway at Lake Santeetlah
You get the whole house! Learn about the lake here.
The kickoff to our Spring fundraising has begun! A Little Help From Our Friends campaign let’s donors sponsor a character or icon from the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Donor names will be entered into a drawing to win an ice cream party for 10 from The Hop. Learn more about the campaign in this video…