The 12th annual Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, June 24 – 28th, 2013, will bring together some of this country’s finest old time musicians along with students of all ages & levels, to enjoy a week of learning and fun, in the heart of the East Kentucky hills.
Join us as we share and celebrate our rich mountain heritage of lively tunes, heart-felt singing, spirited square dancing and storytelling. Whether an absolute beginner or an accomplished musician, all students will have an opportunity to improve their playing, dig deeper into the rich repertoire of Kentucky music and gain experience playing with other musicians.
We have assembled an incredible faculty, this year; musicians who have a deep connection to the music from these mountains. Check out our faculty page, to read more about them!
In addition to classroom instruction, students will enjoy classroom visits and performances by masters of traditional music: the Kentucky Clodhoppers, Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz and master-in-residence, fiddler Roger Cooper. In the afternoon, students can choose between jam sessions for all levels, a youth band jam and a singer’s circle. There will be a wide variety of afternoon workshops including flatfoot dancing, singing at the Big Cowan Old Regular Baptist Church, a ballad swap led by Rich Kirby and lots of activities for kids. Each evening students, instructors and neighbors will gather for sqaure dance and faculty concerts.
The Cowan Elementary School, Cowan Community Center and Appalshop are wheelchair accessible. The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is a family event; no alcohol, drugs, profanity or frowns are permitted.