Our summer camps are off to a great start! Jazz Camp was last week, and Rock Camp just got started. It was awesome to hear how much progress the jazzers were able to make after only 5 days! Jason Moore’s superb teaching skills must have had something to do with that.
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…
Check out the footage of us performing “I Am The Walrus,” plus a bunch of great photos from the big event.
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.
Thank you everyone who helped make Sound Effects 2017 such a successful event! From our sponsors to our students- everyone stepped up and helped put on a fantastic show. Photos and video coming soon.
Win tickets to Sound Effects Benefit Concert at www.the828.com! April 27 at Isis Music Hall. Roll up for the Mystery Tour!
We wanted to give our younger ensemble students some of the spotlight, so we taught them a Beatles song, got on the bus, and had some fun! Holley Ross’s Suzuki Squad is featured here, as well as members from our outreach ensembles A Few Loose Screws, Vinyl Crossroads, and the Paradiddles. Special thanks to Michael […]
All You Need Is Love . . . and sometimes a little help from your friends. Not everyone can afford music lessons, so each semester we give as many families as we can financial help through scholarships. There are always more families applying than funds to award, so every donation counts. If we reach our goal of […]
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!
We are happy to welcome the following teachers to the AMS family!
Jon Lauterer- drums, percussion
Christine Oglesby- music therapy, multiple instruments
Isabel Castellvi- cello, violin, string ensemble.