The ninth annual Cowan Creek Mountain Music School will be held June 21-25. The school brings together some of the country’s finest old-time musicians with students of all levels.
Courses to be off ered are banjo (four levels), fiddle (four levels), beginning and lead guitar, old-time string band, harmony singing, and Kids on the Creek, an arts and music class for children ages 5 to 10 led by Carla Gover and Kelli Haywood.
The faculty includes fiddlers Roger Cooper, Bruce Greene, Barb Kuhns, Michael Garvin, Anna Roberts- Gevalt, Jamie Wells, and John Harrod; banjoists Jimmy McCown, Jesse Wells, Randy Wilson, Sarah Wood, and Brett Ratliff ; and Sarah Howard, Donavan Cain, Ron Howard, Don Rogers, and Karly Higgins.
In-class visits and performances by traditional music masters Jackie Helton and Roy Tackett and master-inresidence banjo picker Lee Sexton will also take place. Workshops are clogging, shape-note signing, waltz fiddling with Paul Smith, two-finger banjo with John Haywood, and Old Regular Baptist singing with James Caudill.
The school is open to students ages 5 to adult. Tuition is $150 for Kentucky residents and $200 for outof state students. A limited number of youth scholarships are available for Kentucky students. Class size is limited to 10 so early registration is recommended.
The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is produced by Cowan Community Center and hosted by Cowan Elementary School School and Cowan Community Center. For more information, contact Stacy Dollarhide, Cowan Community Center, 81 Sturgill Branch, Whitesburg, Ky. 41858, (606) 633-3187, cowancreekmusic@ tvscable. com or visit www.cowancreekmusic. org.