UPDATE: All free tickets have been claimed… Enter your contact info here for a chance to win free tickets to the premier of Black Mountain Songs on September 28, 2017 at Diana Wortham Theatre. More info…
We’re starting an A Capella Club! Directed by AMS teacher Hillary Trumpler, with student co-director Molly Rose. The club will meet on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm. We’re looking for all voice types, male and female, in grades 9-12.
Auditions are on September 12. Singers should prepare an a capella verse and chorus of any song. You will be asked to vocalize and sing patterns, but you will not be required to read music.
REGISTER TO AUDITION:
Contact AMS Program Director, Gabrielle Tee at
We are opening our doors for a week of FREE mini music lessons, open rehearsals, a guitar effects hands-on workshop, a Music Theory 101 workshop/class, and more. Best of all, it’s for music fans of all ages – you don’t even have to be a student! There are lots of events on the calendar. Click the pic to see all the details.
We are happy to be continuing our partnership with Barnaroo Music Festival, held September 29-October 1 at Franny’s Farm in Leicester, NC. The lineup includes our own AMS Rock Band, Minør, as well as Southern Culture On The Skids, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Parker Gispert (of The Whigs), Shake It Like A Caveman, and much more. A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit AMS programs!
Volunteers get free entry into the festival, and Barnaroo donates even more money to AMS based on how many volunteer hours we provide. So, if you’re reading this, please consider volunteering at this super fun local music festival! Here is the link- ASHEVILLEBARNAROO.COM
We are happy to be a part of the brand new Xpand Fest in downtown Asheville! Our Suzuki Squad, led by teacher Holley Ross, will be performing on Sat. June 10 at 2:30pm on the Xplore stage. From Xpand Fest’s website…
In conjunction with her performance at Diana Wortham Theatre the following night, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins will be giving a talk/demonstration at Asheville Music School at 5:30pm on May 18. Kelly is a dynamic, engaging speaker, who has the gift of synesthesia – the ability to perceive sound as color. She will speak about how this affects her as an artist. Kelly will also talk about becoming a musician, practicing, and performing.
Acclaimed by the New York Times as “the versatile violinist who makes the music come alive” and for her “tonal mastery” (BBC Music Magazine) and “searing intensity” (American Record Guide), Kelly Hall-Tompkins is one of New York City’s most in-demand violinists.
AMS students and faculty can get discounted ($15) tickets to Kelly Hall-Tompkins performance on May 19 by visiting the Diana Wortham Theatre box office at 18 Biltmore Avenue or by calling 828-257-4530. Limit two. This offer will not be available online.
Our annual fundraiser is coming soon! April 27 at Isis Music Hall. This year we have a 21 piece ensemble made up of AMS teachers, students, and some special guests, performing The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour album in its entirety. We hope to see lots of familiar faces. Bring some cash for the raffle and silent auction, and… costumes encouraged!
Back by popular demand! Friday April 28, 6:30pm
AMS teacher Christine Oglesby has started the Open Hearts Band, consisting of members from Open Hearts Art Center, a day program for adults with disabilities, which provides a holistic approach to care with a focus on empowerment through the arts. Christine has worked with 10 members of the center, and they’ve recorded their own album of original music! Their CD release concert will be held Friday March 31 at the AMS Performance Loft at Asheville Music School. It’s a free show, open to all ages, starting at 7:00pm.
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