We are teaming up with our friends at The Social Lounge in downtown Asheville to showcase our teachers and students in a weekly music series every Thursday evening. It’s a great way to actually hear what we’re all about! Expect many different genres of music, original songs as well as covers, multigenerational music students performing alongside their teachers, special guests, brand new collaborations, and more.
Arts Awareness Social | Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM | Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center | Performances by AMS students and teachers |
Last year a coalition of arts organizations was formed with the focus to educate, inform, and inspire public action supporting the fiscal vitality, stewardship, and growth of Asheville’s and Buncombe County’s creative sector. On February 6th we would like to invite you to the Arts Awareness Social to get to know the organizations behind the coalition and learn what they are doing to share the way the arts are positively impacting our community. Special presentations by BMCM+AC, Word on the Street, and Asheville Music School. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
Meet the band! The Last City is an Orchestral Folk Rock band in Dallas, TX, combining classical instrumentation with indie rock arrangements and pop melodies. They are touring through Asheville and are coming to AMS to talk about being in a band, touring, and recording. TEACHERS – tell your students!
Play it Forward this Holiday Season! Your generous donations make these programs possible.
Check out our year in review, and learn about what’s coming up in 2019.
Here are a couple of videos from our December 1st & 2nd recitals. Great work everyone! So many inspiring performances!
Our Winter Recitals are upon us! We are happy to be at the Unitarian Universalist facility once again. It looks and sounds so nice in there! And, bonus – there’s parking!
The world music ensemble is a group open to all student musicians, of any instrument, ages 7 and up, and skill-level combination. Bring your own instrument.
Students will expand their minds by learning music from many different global traditions, as well as learning the cultural and historical significances behind the music. Band members will learn by reading and by ear, and all will have the chance to improvise.
We had a truly fantastic evening at our first ever dinner fundraiser w/ celebrity cook Jeff “Rhino” Bannister. We raised almost $2,000 for AMS programs, which will help us keep music education affordable, and keep music educators in business. Big thanks to everyone who came to support, and to everyone that volunteered their time to the event.
We had 10 truly fantastic essays submitted to our first essay contest from students of all ages. The judging was very close! We are pleased to announce… Second Runner Up: Cathy Fodi (student of Ryan Kijanka) First Runner Up: Lydia Hamby (student of Frank Argento) And, our Grand Prize Winner: Harmony Redford (student of Gabrielle […]