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JAMEY AEBERSOLD COMING TO AMS!

Venerable jazz musician, educator, and winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award will be hosting a workshop for instrumentalists and vocalists at AMS on Mon. Oct 13. Register through Elise Pratt- meirby129@yahoo.com More on Jamey HERE

WHOLE FOODS PARTNERSHIP

AMS to partner with Whole Foods to help further out music outreach program! Members of our Sound Education outreach program will be performing at the new Tunnel Rd. Whole Foods on Friday evenings.

SUMMER CAMPS COME TO A CLOSE

What a great summer it was! Click HERE TO SEE PICS of all the action. We had Rock Camp, Jazz Camp, two Pop/Rock Camps, Chamber Music Camp, and Suzuki Splash! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON CAMPS and start thinking ahead for next summer.

NEW FACULTY MEMBERS

We are happy to welcome Mary Kay Bauer (voice), Franklin Keel (cello), Nancy Simmons (voice), and Lloyd Weinberg (sax) to the AMS family!

SOUND EDUCATION OUTREACH VIDEO

Watch this video to learn more about our community outreach and scholarship program CLICK HERE

MUSIC & MOVEMENT CLASSES ANNOUNCED

New faculty member Kirsten Baucom Earley will be teaching Music & Movement classes for kids & parents at AMS every Wednesday at 10:30am. Drop ins welcome! Click HERE to learn more

Composition Lessons

At Asheville Music School composition lessons are available to students of all ages. If a student is genuinely interested in writing his/her own music then we are here to help develop that. Composition lessons are catered to the student’s age, skill level, and style preference. Younger students will start out with simpler composition lessons, while the older more experienced students will learn much more formal techniques. Our teachers generally start with the paper and pencil method, but can develop into composing with computers if desired. Many of the faculty at AMS write original music themselves and perform in local and regional bands, thus bringing hands on experience to the lessons.

Click the teacher links below to learn more about our Composition faculty.

Teachers:

Mary Jo Finsterwalder
Michael Jefry Stevens
Paul Swartzel