AMS Programs
Asheville Music School Summer Camps

Summer Camp Offerings

Summer music camps at Asheville Music School are a great way to begin your musical journey, enhance your skills, or even try a new instrument. See below for our camp offerings, descriptions, registration, and payment. Cost: $200-$375. Email info@ashevillemusicschool.org for more info.

Appalachian Music

Appalachian Music

6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 8 - 15

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

Spend the morning playing fiddle tunes! And, not just on the violin. Most acoustic string instruments are welcome, including violin (of course) as well as guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello, and more. Learn to comp harmonies while your neighbor takes a turn on the melody. We will learn & jam with classic Appalachian and Celtic fiddle tunes and cross over to other American styles of the fiddling tradition including blues and ragtime, establishing roots of musical joy that will last a lifetime.

IMPORTANT: Instrument required to participate in this camp. Rental options are available at Acoustic Corner, Music & Arts, and at AMS on a very limited basis. 

9 spot(s) remaining

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Music Explorations Camp

Music Explorations Camp

6/17/2024 - 6/21/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 4 - 6

Location: Trinity United Methodist (West Asheville)

Music Explorations is a great way for young beginners to explore music, sound, rhythm, and various instruments in a fun and encouraging group setting. We will be taking a journey around the world to discover the music of diverse cultures and regions. Children will get to dance and move, experiment with various instruments, sing tunes, and experiment with their own music-making. Music Explorations is led by instructors that are passionate about music learning theory and early childhood music education. This camp will provide opportunities for your child to develop social skills, group interactions, aural and visual skills, and encourage a love of music in your 4-6 year old.

15 spot(s) remaining

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Pre-Teen Pop Rock Camp

Pre-Teen Pop Rock Camp

6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024
9am - 4pm
375.00
Ages: 9 - 13

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

This camp is ideal for younger students, beginners, and those who may need a little extra guidance through individual and small group instruction. Campers will perform in both small groups and large groups, and learn 2-3 songs throughout the week. Previous concerts included songs by The Beatles, Jason Mraz, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. Outside of the rehearsal room, students will enjoy inside and outside games, t-shirt decorating, and instrument-making.

Additionally, campers can learn a new instrument during our electives period. The week will culminate in a concert for family and friends.

3 spot(s) remaining

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Song Circle Voice Camp

Song Circle Voice Camp

7/8/2024 - 7/12/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 8 - 11

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

Come join the singing fun in Song Circle camp! This camp provides a welcoming, supportive environment for singers (or wanna be singers!) aged 8-11.

Beginning singers will be supported by group songs and get the chance to try their own voice in short, easy solos. Developing and more advanced singers can build their performance experience and learn techniques for harmony singing.

Each day will consist of learning songs as a group, with small solos or harmony sections. Songs will range from camp classics, pop and rock standards, Disney favorites, to contemporary hits. Additional rhythm and creativity activities will round out these fun, relaxing afternoons.

8 spot(s) remaining

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Rock Camp

Rock Camp

7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
9am - 4pm
375.00
Ages: 10 - 18

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

Come learn more than just how to play songs, learn how to play in a band! Students will gain confidence and leadership skills through making their own arrangements of classic and modern rock tunes. Previous summer rock bands have performed songs by The White Stripes, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Green Day, and The Rolling Stones. Campers will perform and rehearse in one large ensemble, with breakout sessions for both instrumentalists and vocalists. Outside of rehearsal time, students go on field trips and learn about the history of rock ‘n’ roll. Students will perform a final concert for family and friends. To fully enjoy this camp week, we suggest students have at least 1 year of previous music lessons and/or ensemble experience.

Placement audition video may be required to assess students' experience. Contact Executive Director Ryan Reardon at ryan@ashevillemusicschool.org

10 spot(s) remaining

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Music Explorations Camp

Music Explorations Camp

7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 4 - 6

Location: Trinity United Methodist (West Asheville)

Music Explorations is a great way for young beginners to explore music, sound, rhythm, and various instruments in a fun and encouraging group setting. We will be taking a journey around the world to discover the music of diverse cultures and regions. Children will get to dance and move, experiment with various instruments, sing tunes, and experiment with their own music-making. Music Explorations is led by instructors that are passionate about music learning theory and early childhood music education. This camp will provide opportunities for your child to develop social skills, group interactions, aural and visual skills, and encourage a love of music in your 4-6 year old.

Camp full

Check back soon or email us info@ashevillemusicschool.org to be placed on the waitlist.

Music Explorations Camp

Music Explorations Camp

7/22/2024 - 7/26/2024
1pm - 4pm
200.00
Ages: 4 - 6

Location: Trinity United Methodist (West Asheville)

Music Explorations is a great way for young beginners to explore music, sound, rhythm, and various instruments in a fun and encouraging group setting. We will be taking a journey around the world to discover the music of diverse cultures and regions. Children will get to dance and move, experiment with various instruments, sing tunes, and experiment with their own music-making. Music Explorations is led by instructors that are passionate about music learning theory and early childhood music education. This camp will provide opportunities for your child to develop social skills, group interactions, aural and visual skills, and encourage a love of music in your 4-6 year old.

2 spot(s) remaining

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Ukulele Camp

Ukulele Camp

7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 7 - 10

Location: Trinity United Methodist (West Asheville)

Uke camp is a chance for your child to jam with other kids! We will learn to play the ukulele, sing popular songs together, and perform on the last day of camp. No experience necessary, but you will need your own uke.

IMPORTANT: Instrument required for this camp. Ukuleles are available for purchase at Musician's Workshop on Merrimon Ave., and at most music stores.

18 spot(s) remaining

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Suzuki Strings Camp - Harry Potter Theme

Suzuki Strings Camp - Harry Potter Theme

7/29/2024 - 8/2/2024
9am - 4pm
375.00
Ages: 5 - 12

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

Come join in on the magic, music and merriment of Hogwarts Camp of Violin and Musicality. We will have wand practice, a Quidditch game, field trip(s), as well as plenty of music making.

This camp is for string students with at least 6 months of experience on their instrument. But, we do have a new Harry Potter themed camp for very beginners, the following week! Scroll back up to learn more.

IMPORTANT: Instrument required to participate in this camp. Rental options are available at Acoustic Corner, Music & Arts, and at AMS on a very limited basis.

8 spot(s) remaining

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Beginner Suzuki Strings - Harry Potter Theme

Beginner Suzuki Strings - Harry Potter Theme

8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 4 - 8

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

Calling all beginning Suzuki wizards! Join us for our week-long half-day camp geared for beginning violin students using the Suzuki method, with a Harry Potter twist. Students will learn the basics of violin playing to set them up for a lifelong love of music, while being transported into the world of Harry Potter with a sorting hat, personally chosen wand, games, decorations, and tons of fun!

Beginners with no experience up to one year of experience are welcome.

IMPORTANT: Instrument required to participate in this camp. Rental options are available at Acoustic Corner, Music & Arts, and at AMS on a very limited basis. 

6 spot(s) remaining

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String Ensemble

String Ensemble

8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
1:00pm - 4:00pm
200.00
Ages: 10 - 15
Led by: Holley Ross

Come experience playing in a small string ensemble. This is a chance for those without an orchestra at school, homeschooled students, and those that are thinking about joining the youth orchestra to experience the string ensemble. A variety of genres and levels will be offered.

At least one year of experience in class orchestra or private lessons required.

Violin, viola, cello, and upright bass all welcome.

4 spot(s) remaining

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Open Jam Camp

Open Jam Camp

8/12/2024 - 8/16/2024
9am - 12pm
200.00
Ages: 9-16
Led by: TBA

Location: Asheville Music School (West Asheville)

Back for a 3rd year, Open Jam Camp is a great way to get started in the rock band setting. Any instrument welcome! Whether you're new to your instrument, or you've been rocking out for years, this camp is a great way to expand your musical horizons and collaborate with your peers.

13 spot(s) remaining

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Payment Policy

  • 50% deposits are due one month prior to start of camp.
  • Full payments are due no later than 2 weeks prior to start of camp.
  • After May 24, 2024 there are no refunds, except in the form of camp credit (100% toward later this summer or 80% toward a camp next year)
  • Payments can be made online or via check to 10 Ridgelawn Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 and include student name and camp name.

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