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.