Information for Students

Class size for all instruments, with the exception of string band and Kids on the Creek, 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 class choice on the registration form in case your first choice isn’t available.  Students registering for the string band class should indicate what instrument they will be playing.

Tuition for all classes is $200 for Kentucky residents, $300 for out-of-state students and $150 for Kids on the Creek.  Tuition includes class instruction and any written materials, lunch, afternoon activities and admission to all master recitals, square dances and concerts.

All adults, and kids who don’t plan to apply for a scholarship, should send a deposit of $50 with the 2020 Registration Form. Your class space is not held until we receive your deposit.  The remaining tuition will be due the first morning of classes.  If you are unable to attend the school, your deposit will be refunded in full, if you notify the school before June 8th.  If the class you’ve chosen is full and you haven’t indicated a second choice, your deposit will be returned.  Youth ages 5 to 18 who are applying for a scholarship do not need to send a deposit.  Sorry, on-line registration is not yet available.

2020 Registration Form

Within two weeks of registration, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail or a post card.  Around June 1st students will receive a letter with last minute reminders.  Please be sure to check this for the location of your morning class as this may change.  Instructors and visiting masters may be substituted without notice. Registration forms MUST be received by June 5th, 2020. Click here:  2020 Registration Form to register.

Return the Registration Form to:

Attn:  Stacy Dollarhide
Cowan Community Action Group
PO Box 268
Whitesburg, Ky 41858

Youth Scholarships are available for Kentucky students 18 and under. Click here  for more information. 2020 Youth Scholarship Form

Work Study
We are able to offer a limited number of work study positions for students over 18.  In exchange for 10 hours of work during the week (washing dishes, clean up and such), students get $100 off their tuition. Please contact Stacy Dollarhide if you are interested in applying for a work study position.

What to Bring
Please click HERE for more information.

Lunch is provided at the Cowan Community Center at noon each day. Look forward to eating local! Grow Appalachia will be serving up fresh and delicious food grown right on Big Cowan and other nearby hollers, with vegetarian options each day. Breakfast snacks and coffee will be for sale before morning classes. Supper is on your own. Please click HERE for local eateries.

100_0150Where to Stay and other general information can be found HERE.

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.


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