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…
Andrew Finn Magill’s Fiddle Workshop will feature Irish and American fiddle tunes. Finn will start by doing some fun warm-ups and then learn the tunes by ear. We will learn the tunes in a call and response style. He plans to show the kids some “Fiddle tricks,” as well, to keep them interested. This will include chopping, beatboxing, some cool bowings and fiddle pyrotechnics.
Calling all singers! Feb. 6 auditions.
Learn how to use your voice in a fun and supportive setting while singing custom arrangements of your favorite songs.
Mountain Soul Party will host an early, Lounge show, 7pm to 9pm, featuring youth ensembles, Vinyl Crossroads (directed by Gabrielle Tee) and Defective Swing (directed by Andy John). The Lounge show is in the upstairs Isis Lounge, where space is limited to fifty tickets. Proceeds from these tickets will be donated to the Burton Street ONEmic Studio / LEAF in Streets & Schools. Lounge tickets also grant entry to the downstairs, Main Stage show, at 9pm.
Due to weather, we are cancelling the Dec. 9 recitals. As of Friday afternoon, the Sunday Dec. 10 recitals are still on. If that changes, we will let you know. Dec. 9 reschedule tba. Stay safe!
At Sound Effects 2018 AMS performs The Beatles’…
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