JAM believes

that children who are actively engaged in traditional mountain music are more connected and better prepared to strengthen their communities for future generations.

We envision

a world in which all children have the opportunity to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional mountain music together.

Our mission

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

Mountain Music Throw-down this Sunday, Oct. 25 in Penrose, NC

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...

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JAM & Hungry for Music featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

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...

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Navigating JAM 2020-2021 Zoom Conference

                              Join us in sharing ideas, challenges and potential answers for JAM programs! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88059224132?pwd=N1FRa0lMcFppSWdiVXBibnBCQVNlQT09 Meeting ID: 880 5922 4132 Passcode: pw6JYu

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