Music Education Programs

Music in the Schools

The “Music in the Schools” program is intended to supplement and support the work done by Buncombe County and Asheville City public school music teachers.  The Guild’s acclaimed project brings live musical performances of brass, woodwinds, and strings to ALL Asheville City and Buncombe County 2nd through 4th grade students. Musicians discuss and demonstrate their instruments and play a variety of musical selections.  All 5th grade students have the opportunity to see a Young People’s Concert presented by the Asheville Symphony Orchestra at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Scholarships for Summer Music Camp

Each spring the Guild’s Music Education Committee offers scholarships for Western North Carolina middle and high school students who play wind or percussion instruments to attend Mars Hill University Summer Music Camp.  Scholarship Information and Application forms are available HERE.

Scholarships are available for WNC middle and high school strings students to attend the Joyful Noise Summer Music and Arts Camp or the Asheville Music School, Chamber Music Camp.  Joyful Noise registration and scholarship application forms are available at  Click on Programs, then click on Summer Music and Arts Camp.  For more information, contact Marie Cole, Camp Director, at or (828) 458-3490.

Asheville Music School registration and scholarship application forms can be found at  Click on Lessons and Programs, then Summer Programs.  For more information, contact Amy Rae Stupka at or (828) 252-6244.

Camp scholarships are funded by the Asheville Symphony Guild and donations from private individuals.