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
We are in the middle of our fall fundraiser here at JAM, Inc! If you have not received our pledge card in the mail, please take a minute and consider making your holiday donation today by using PayPal! Frequently Asked Questions Why does JAM, Inc have to operate on donations? This year, our activities at JAM, Inc are thankfully funded partially through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Harris and Frances Block Foundation, HoustonFest, and...
Join our affiliates, the Young Appalachian Musicians, for their annual Winter Jubilee on January 18! For more information, please click here to download the press release.
The first regional fall workshop for JAM teachers held Saturday, November 9 at Heartwood in Abingdon, VA was very successful! There were 15 total teachers representing seven different JAM programs from Southwest Virginia and Northwest North Carolina. JAM, Inc staff person Brett Morris Martin facilitated throughout the afternoon; however, the workshop was set up for teacher sharing, as most Regional JAM workshops are, which means an open forum for all instructors to discuss their challenges,...