Asheville Music School, in partnership with local Asheville musicians, has started a new music scholarship fund in honor of the late Sean Mason. The Sean Mason Memorial Scholarship Fund will benefit students wishing to study percussion instruments of all kinds, as well as studies in jazz and composition. Sean was long-time Asheville drummer and percussionist who passed away late this past summer of 2020.
Join us for a lovely evening of live music that we’ve planned on Oct. 3. We have the Brevard Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet and Bob Strain jazz trio performing at a private home in North Asheville. You can bring a picnic, bring some wine, bring the family (or, date night!). It’s a very safe space, with everyone social distancing. We’d love to see you!
Asheville Music School will be hosting a virtual benefit for our partners at Mountain Care.
We are putting together a virtual performance livestreamed on our social media platforms to help raise money for a program that provides an essential service to the community.
July 17 Update:
Asheville Music School is continuing to closely follow updates from state officials on school reopening. The majority of our lessons are still online only, with a few in-person lessons happening throughout the week. We are adhering to Phase 2 regulations, where no more than 10 people are using our facility at the same time. Masks are required to enter the building, social distancing is required, and hand-sanitizing stations are available.
We’ve had a few Q&A sessions with our graduating seniors. Ella Judson is a student of Gabrielle Tee’s, and has been a member of our Sound Education outreach program for the past few years. Congrats Ella, and best of luck!
Watch our online concerts from 2020
Come Together Asheville, June 11, and Home For The Holidays, December 17.
Performers include Mark & Maggie O’Connor Duo, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Jonathan Scales, Brie Capone, David Wilcox, Al Petteway, Jamie Laval, Underhill Rose, Matt Williams, Kevin “Kalimbaman” Spears, Andrew Scotchie, Adama Dembele, Ashley Heath, The Moon And You, Jeremias Zunguze, Hilliary Begley, Dan Weiser, MAR, and Floyd Philharmonic.
Asheville Music School stands in unconditional solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the constitutional right to protest. We stand against racial discrimination and we condemn violence. We believe that the systemic racism and inequality in our society must be recognized, confronted, and brought to an end.
We commit to educating our board and staff through programs such as the Racial Equity Institute, and to listen to and seek guidance from local black leaders on steps that we can take as an organization. We humbly acknowledge that we have a lot to learn and a long way to go.
We endeavor to contribute positively to and lift up our black community, and to strengthen our communities through music.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Graduating Senior Holland McMinn
We deeply care about the students, teachers, staff, and families of our AMS family. As we slowly and responsibly begin to reopen, we know you may be looking for information about what steps we’re taking to protect those who live here and visit. Join us in our pledge — a shared commitment to take important precautions to keep each other healthy. We look forward to welcoming you when you’re ready.
Here comes… our video! We needed to find a way to reconnect, create, and make music together again. So, we got 40 of our music teachers and students to submit videos, and this is what we made. We think it turned out amazing!