Pacolet Junior Appalachian Musicians
Building Community One Tune at a Time
PacJAM provides an opportunity for area youth to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional music.
Local students and their teachers are filling the halls and galleries of TFAC with guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bow music each week, taking their part in a multi-state regional effort to preserve the music of the Appalachian cultural heritage. In addition to instrument instruction, students learn local music history and theory, ear training, dance, folklore, and rhythm development.
Now in it’s 3rd year, PacJAM offers ten-week sessions each fall and winter/spring semester, as well as an intensive day camp one week each summer. Students of all skill levels ages 8-16 years old are invited to join us for instruction in traditional music.
Preserving Traditional Music
Summer camp is here! Join us Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21. Students ages 8-16 will learn traditional Appalachian music on there choice of instrument plus folk singing, dancing, storytelling and more.
New for this year, adults can get in on the fun with music workshops on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
The Midnight Plowboys: Benefit Concert
The Midnight Plowboys-one of the top traditional strings bands in WNC-made it down the mountain to TFAC for a fun benefit concert in early June.
Thank you to everyone who came out for an incredible evening of music to support PacJAM!
Adult Instruction Now Available!
Cross an item off your bucket list-learn to play an instrument! Beginning adult instruction is now available for guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.
Led by expert instructors and professional musicians, 10-weeks of classes are $125 per student. A limited number of instruments are available for rent for an additional $50.
To learn more or save your spot in the next round of classes, download the interest form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the TFAC Box Office.