Junior Appalachian Musicians JAM CAMP

Tuesday & Wednesday, July 19 – 20, 12:30 pm – 5 pm

Join us for a two day JAM camp! Enjoy traditional music, square dancing, workshops, & more! $35 per participant.

Click here to register.

Instructors include: Chris Testerman, Madison Shepherd, Kelley Breiding, Erika Testerman, and others.

Open to participants ages 8-18 that have completed at least one semester of JAM or private lessons
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Open to rising 3rd – 8th graders who do not play but are interested in learning to play traditional music.

Register by July 8.

JAM RAFFLE

Enter to win a beautiful handcrafted instrument supporting the Junior Appalachian Musicians program!

JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS (JAM)

One of the many things to enjoy in Ashe County is the traditional old time music. Passing this musical tradition to the next generation is the purpose of the Ashe County sponsored Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program started in Ashe County in 2001.

The JAM program is available at the Ashe Civic Center. We have a fall and spring semester program. The JAM program offers music to 3rd-8th grade students who want to learn to play banjo, guitar or fiddle.

If you would like to be added to the email for JAM information please email programs@ashecountyarts.org

Mountain Dulcimer

Handcrafted by Chris Testerman and Walter Messick of Whitetop, VA. Made of local cherry.


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3/4 Size Guitar

Handcrafted by John Maddocks. Made of Beeswind Cherry and Sitka Sprice. Built-in electronic pick up. JAM peghead logo.


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JUNIOR APPALACHIAN MUSICIANS (JAM)

One of the many things to enjoy in Ashe County is the traditional old time music. Passing this musical tradition to the next generation is the purpose of the Ashe County sponsored Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program started in Ashe County in 2001.

The JAM program is available at the Ashe Civic Center. We have a fall and spring semester program. The JAM program offers music to 3rd-8th grade students who want to learn to play banjo, guitar or fiddle.

If you would like to be added to the email for JAM information please email programs@ashecountyarts.org

Ashe County Arts Council sponsors performances and arts residencies in the local schools. These cultural arts programs provide every student with an opportunity to experience the arts. Programs range from music, dance and drama to living and historic music traditions to origami and paper making instruction. Programs may involve residencies of 1-2 weeks in duration, or singles classes or performances.

Restrictions due to health and safety concerns for our children and the staff in our public school systems have interrupted the ability to bring in-person arts programming during the covid pandemic.

We look forward to the day that we can resume our regular programming safely.  For an example of past programming, click the link below: