that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.
a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.
is to provide communities with the support and tools they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.
What’s Happening in the JAM World
Original Wayne Henderson oil painting by Amy Queen, prints signed by Wayne himself are now available! Only 50 prints will be made in the first edition. Half of all proceeds will go to Junior Appalachian Musicians in honor of Helen White. Prints are 11 x 14 and should arrive by Thanksgiving. For more information contact Amy Queen at [email protected] or visit her Facebook page.
The Mountain School of Strings and Transylvania JAM (NC) present the Mountain Music Throw-down! The event will include contests, music and social distanced picnics. All ages and levels are welcome. All string instruments can compete. To register and compete visit https://mountainschoolofstrings.org/throwdown.htm. All musicians are invited to attend in open jam sessions. All public health protocols will be followed and enforced. Face coverings are required to attend the event. The event will...
This morning Junior Appalachian Musicians and, the nonprofit, Hungry for Music were featured in NPR's Morning Edition airing of "Have A Musical Instrument Gathering Dust? Nonprofit Will Take Your Donation." Hungry for Music is a nonprofit organization that takes donated musical instruments and refurbishes them for children who need an instrument to use. Junior Appalachian Musicians has many members in the program that use instruments courtesy of Hungry for Music. The donated instruments that...