Yadkin Arts Council Opens JAM Enrollment for Spring

Registration is open to school age students looking to play Guitar and Mandolin

Yadkinville Junior Appalachian Musician students practice on Willingham Theater Stage

YADKINVILLE, N.C.  –The Yadkin Arts Council announces that registration is open for another semester of the Yadkinville Junior Appalachian Musicians Program (JAM). This North Carolina Arts Council-funded program, which begins February 1, teaches school aged students of all levels how to play Appalachian instruments in a group setting rather than one-on-one.

The Yadkin Cultural Arts Center comes alive on Tuesdays from 4 – 6 p.m., as sounds of the next generation of old-time and bluegrass musicians fill the campus. Students from 3rd graders to seniors in high school gather together in small groups wielding mandolins and guitars to participate in weekly lessons and Jam sessions.

Yadkinville JAM students learning in the Yadkin Cultural Center

The Yadkinville Junior Appalachian Musician program features: special field trips, lessons taught by professionals, enrichment in which students learn Appalachian history and music, music theory, and other skills applicable to their lessons. Semester showcases, where students get the opportunity to perform on the Willingham Theater stage, are held at the end of each semester. Most importantly, this program provides a safe place where students are encouraged to socialize and come into their own. 

To register for this program or for any questions, call 336.679.2941 or email Erika@yadkinarts.org.

Additional Information

When: Tuesdays starting February 1, 2022 from 4 – 6 p.m.

Cost: $75 per semester/15+ sessions of classes, plus additional field trips, showcases, and more.

Where: Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville

For more information: Call 336.679.2941, visit us at yadkinarts.org/junior-appalachian-musicians, or email Erika@yadkinarts.org.

 About Junior Appalachian Musicians Inc.

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 tools and support they need to teach children to play and dance to traditional old time and bluegrass music.

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

About the Yadkin Arts Council

Transforming lives in our community through the arts by offering opportunities to encounter, create, and participate is the Yadkin Arts Council’s mission. We believe art is transformational.  Arts open minds, frees imagination, and helps people see the world from different perspectives.

The Yadkin Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Yadkin County citizens through the arts. In September, 2010, the council opened the new Yadkin Cultural Center, providing a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Willingham Theater, the Center Bistro, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices and working artist studios. www.yadkinarts.org

This Project is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org.

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