One of our fantastic voice teachers, Hillary Trumpler, is having her student recital on Sunday November 19 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville at 2pm. The recital is open to the public, and it’s free! Along with her private students, her student a cappella group, Noteworthy, will be performing.
We are happy to announce the return of our student string ensemble! Led by Jason McCoy, this ensemble is open to any violin, viola, cello, or bass student age 7 and up, with at least 6 months of playing experience. But, a student’s enthusiasm for playing with others is the only real prerequisite!
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Our Sound Education Outreach program continues to grow! We’ve started another student ensemble, with the one and only Juan Holladay. Juan has been a staple of the Asheville music scene for years, leading the soul funk group Secret B-Sides. The ensemble rehearses on Wednesday nights here at AMS. Keep an ear outfor this group!
We are happy to announce the addition of Kim Wright to the AMS family!
We held a free Music Theory 101 class during Back To Music School week, and our fantastic teacher Bob Strain is continuing the class! Give us a call or email if you’d like to attend the class. It meets on Thursdays, 6pm-7pm. Email email@example.com to inquire.
Whether you take lessons at AMS or not, you’re welcome to attend this class. If you’ve ever been curious about what’s behind the music you’ve been playing, singing, or listening to for years, this fun and informational workshop is for you. Open to adults and kids ages 14 and up.
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