Class size for all instruments, with the exception of string band, is limited to 10. Please register as early as possible to be sure you get the class you want. If interested, you can indicate a second choice on the registration form, in case your first choice isn’t available. Fiddle and banjo students, with the exception of complete beginners, do not need to register for a specific class level. These students will play a little for the instructors on the first morning of class and will then be assigned to the appropriate class. Students registering for the string band class should indicate what instrument they will be playing.
Tuition for all classes is $200 for Kentucky residents and $250 for out-of-state students. Tuition for Kids on the Creek is $100 for all ages. The tuition includes class instruction and any written materials, lunch, afternoon activities and admission to all recitals, square dances and the Tuesday & Thursday concerts at Appalshop. All adults, and kids who don’t plan to apply for a scholarship, should send a deposit of $50 with the registration form to hold their class space. Please make checks payable to: Cowan Community Action Group, Inc.
If you are unable to attend the school, your deposit will be refunded in full, if you notify the school coordinator before June 14th. If the class you’ve chosen is full and you haven’t indicated a second choice, your deposit will be returned. You will then be placed on a waiting list and notified if there is a cancellation. Youth ages 11 – 18 who are applying for a scholarship do not need to send a deposit. Remaining tuition fees will be due the first morning of class.
Within two weeks of registration, you will receive confirmation by e-mail or a postcard. Around June 9th students will receive a letter with last-minute reminders. Please be sure to check this for the location of your morning class as this is subject to change depending on changes in the Cowan Elementary School’s academic calendar. Instructors and visiting masters may be substituted without notice.
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 or profanity is permitted.