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.


MusicWorks! is the Asheville Symphony Orchestra’s El Sistema-inspired after-school music program whose mission is to provide an intensive artistic and social program, offered after school in the city of Asheville to children in underserved populations, that uses music education as a transformative and empowering tool to teach life skills. Guild members volunteer in several aspects of the program.

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