Building Community One Tune at a Time
Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians (PacJAM) provides an opportunity for area youth and adults to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional music.
PacJAM offers sessions each fall and winter/spring semester, as well as an intensive day camp one week each summer for youth. Students of all skill levels ages 6-late teens and adults are invited to join us for instruction in traditional music. Click here to learn more.
Participating adults learn how to build their skills on a specific instrument, take part in traditional music jams and learn improvisation. Scroll down to learn more about upcoming adult opportunities this summer.
Local students and their teachers are taking part in a multi-state regional effort to preserve the music of the Appalachian cultural heritage, filling the air with guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and ukulele music each week. In addition to instrument instruction, students learn local music history and theory, ear training, dance, folklore, and rhythm development.
Summer 2022 Camp Instructors include Gaye Johnson, Amy & Bob Buckingham, Woody Cowan, Carson Moore, Emily Wait, Will Trakas, and Mallory Carter. Scroll down to learn more about and register for youth summer camp.
If you have questions or need additional assistance, please email Julie Moore, Program Director or call TFAC, T-F 10 AM - 4 PM at 828-859-8322.
YOUTH CLASSES SUMMER 2022
Our youth camp runs the full week, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon each day, with an incredible diversity of activities that immerse youth in folk music and culture. Students will experience group lessons, jams, music theory, & traditional art, songs, and stories, with an impressive lineup of regular and guest artists.