Whitesburg KY

Cowan Music School to be held June 24-28

The 12th annual Cowan Creek Mountain Music School will be held June 24-28. The event will bring together old-time musicians and students of all levels.

The school will offer courses in banjo, fiddle, beginning and lead guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, harmony singing, old-time string band and Kids on the Creek, an arts and music class for kids ages five to 10 led by Erin Stidham and Amanda Wells.

Other faculty members include Bruce Greene, Jimmy McCown, Jamie Wells, John Harrod, Sarah Howard Montgomery, Betty Vornbrock, John Haywood, Jesse Wells, Ron Howard, Randy Wilson, Karly Dawn Higgins, Sarah Wood, Carla Gover, Don Rogers and Roy Tackett, Don Pedi and Rich Kirby.

Traditional musicians Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz, the Kentucky Clodhoppers and masterin residence Roger Cooper will provide In-class visits and afternoon performances.

In the afternoon, students can join in jam sessions for all levels and workshops in clogging, field recording, songwriting, and a ballad swap. Each evening faculty, students, friends and neighbors will gather for a square dance or faculty concert.

The school is held at Cowan Elementary School and the Cowan Community Center.

Instrument classes are open to kids age 11 and older and adults. Tuition is $200 for Kentucky residents and $250 for outof state students. Tuition for Kids on the Creek is $100. Youth scholarships are available. Registrations are due by May 31. For a complete schedule and registration information, see the website at www.cowancreekmusic.org or request a brochure at cowancreekmusic@tvscable.com,

The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is produced by the Cowan Community Action Group, Inc. with support from Appalshop, the Letcher County Board of Education and The Letcher County Tourism Council.

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