General Info


Class size is limited to 10 students (with the exception of 20 in Kids on the Creek).  Register early to assure you get the class you want.  If you would prefer not to register online, you can contact Stacy Dollarhide at  or call (606) 633-3187 during workdays to register and pay by check.   

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 preferred class. 

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.  Kids on the Creek, a music and arts class for 5 to 10 year olds is $350 and all KOC can students receive full scholarships.

Full scholarships are available for youth and adults.  All youth and adults requesting a scholarship can do so online when you register for your class.  If you have any questions contact CCMMS coordinator Stacy Dollarhide at   or call (606) 633-3187  Also contact Stacy if you would rather pay by check than online.  She’ll be glad to here from you!

Registration deadline is Friday, June 14, 2024. 

Around June 1st you will receive a letter with reminders and details. Please note that faculty and visiting master may be substituted without notice.

Cowan Creek Mountain Music School is produced by the Cowan Community Action Group, Inc.  and hosted by the Cowan Elementary School.  CCMMS receives support from Appalshop and the Letcher County Board of Education.

Cowan Community Center is the hub of social, educational and cultural activities on Big Cowan and is run by the Cowan Community Action Group, Inc., a non-profit organization.  In 2008 the Cowan Community Action Group was awarded the Governor’s Folk Heritage Award for its work in promoting Kentucky’s traditional arts and in 2009 was semi-finalist for the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities’ Coming Up Taller Award.  To learn more about the many programs at the Cowan Community Center CLICK HERE

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