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    For the 23rd year, the Cowan Community Center is proud to present the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School.  We bring together some of our country’s finest old time musicians with students of all levels for a week of learning and fun.  Come 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 advanced musician, all students will improve their playing, dig deeper into the rich repertoire of Kentucky music and gain experience playing with other musicians.  

100_0150Historically, mountain music has been passed down through the generations as young learners listened to and played along with their older relatives and neighbors.  In keeping with this tradition, all classes at the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School are taught by call and response rather than written music or tab.  Whatever your level, this will improve your ear for music and help you join in the fun of jamming with other musicians right from the get-go.

What you need to know: 

Stacy Dollarhide   Tuition for Kentucky students  is $350 and $450 for out-of-state students and includes a morning class, plus access to all workshops, jams, concerts, lunch and other activities during the week.  Thanks to a generous bequest by Nancy & Harvey McClellan, scholarships are available for youth and adults.   Register for all classes and scholarships online by clicking HERE.  To secure a scholarship for you or your child, just select “Scholarship Ticket” and choose your class from this registration form.  The CCAG, Inc. staff will then receive the scholarship request and register you for your class.  You will then receive an email confirming your class and scholarship.  If you have any questions or problems with registration, or if you prefer to pay by check, contact Stacy Dollarhide at  or call her during work hours at the Cowan Community Center: (606) 633-3187.  She’ll be glad to hear from you!  

What if the class you want is full? 

   Don’t despair.  If you are needing a beginner or early intermediate class that is full, let Stacy know.  If there are enough requests we may be able to offer a second section of your class.


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