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Carroll County JAM (VA)

Carroll County, Virginia is in the heart of Southwest Virginia with a deep musical history. The neighboring City of Galax is the proclaimed World’s Capital of Old Time Mountain Music and hosts the largest and oldest fiddlers convention every August.  Many old time and bluegrass musicians still call Carroll County home.

Carroll County Public Schools is happy to host Carroll County JAM in its beginning stages. This program is offered to children at Carroll County Middle School in Hillsville on Monday afternoons from 4:30 – 5:30. It is possible through a partnership with the school system, the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, and Junior Appalachian Musicians, Inc. Classes are currently offered in beginning fiddle, guitar and bluegrass banjo.

For more information, please contact:

Jackie Dunevant, Community Liaison

(276) 920-4977

jackie.dunevant@yahoo.com

or Karoline Berg, Carroll County Middle School, CLC Coordinator

ksberg@ccpsd.k12.va.us

Current Instructors

Stanley Widener – guitar, fiddle

Jackie Dunevant – 3 finger banjo