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

Virtual Event: JAM Spring Discussion Zoom Session

                    Junior Appalachian Musicians will be hosting a discussion session via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27 at 2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. The session is open to all JAM administrators and teachers and will discuss questions, challenges and plans for the spring. For further information visit our event page on Facebook.

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2020 Recap: JAM Awarded by Twin County Chamber

                      Twin County Chamber of Commerce decided to wrap up 2020 with announcing the year's award recipients. For Grayson County, JAM's very own Brett Morris was honored as one of the 15 Under 40 award winners. Junior Appalachian Musicians is humbled to have also been named the Non-Profit Organization of the Year for 2020. We hope to help bring exciting opportunities to existing local affiliates, as well as a new program for...

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Remembering Tony Rice

Beloved Bluegrass guitarist and musician, Tony Rice, passed away on Friday December 25, 2020. He was known for his headway in the newgrass movement and improvisational style. Tony/s mark on the industry and culture of Bluegrass music has proven significant and will most certainly have a lasting effect on it for years to come. He has left a lasting memory in the hearts and minds of many in the JAM family, and continues to inspire many young budding musicians.

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