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Getty’s Middle YAM (SC)

Pickens County, SC is located in the upstate piedmont region, near Greenville. The highest point in the state is in Pickens County – Sassafras Mountain. It is also home to Table Rock State Park. With a history steeped in agriculture, the area has many bluegrass and country music traditions which students in the YAM programs are learning to carry on. There are several annual festivals celebrating Southern Appalachian Music. Getty’s University YAM is part of the Pickens County, SC YAM (Young Appalachian Musicians) initiative, supported by P.O.S.A.M, Inc (Preserving Our Southern Appalachian Music, Inc.), Pickens County Schools, Pickens Recreation Department, Pickens Senior Citizens’ Center and the Hagood Mill Historial Society. The program offers fiddle, band, mandolin, guitar, banjo and band, and meets on Wednesdays.

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Photos from Ambler Elementary, AR Lewis Elementary, Hagood Elementary, Pickens Elementary, Pickens Middle, Holly Springs Elementary, and Liberty Elementary YAM (Young Appalachian Musicians) programs in Pickens Co., SC

For more information about the YAM program at Getty’s University, please contact:

Alecia Gilcrease
510 South Pendleton St.
Easley, SC 29640
(864) 397-3900