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Allegheny Mountain String Project

 

The Allegheny Mountain String Project (AMSP) is a program in partnership with the Garth Newel Music Center, to bring comprehensive string instrument education to the Alleghany Highlands.

Through veteran string teachers Jaime (Letourneau) McArdle and Gretta Sandberg, the AMSP offers violin, viola, cello and bass lessons as well as chamber music ensembles and the Allegheny Mountain String Orchestra (AMSO).

An important component of the AMSP is the inclusion of American music as folk songs and fiddle tunes for early instruction. Many students are using the new Mark O'Connor Method book which provides fascinating historical information for each piece.

Scholarships are available through funding from the Alleghany Foundation, Bath County Arts Association, the Highland County Arts Council, the Bolar Ruritan Club and private donations.

Activities take place at Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs, the Highland Center in Monterey, and the Clifton Forge School of the Arts.


 

If you would like to make a donation, please contact
Garth Newel Music Center at 540.839.5018.

Donations can also be mailed to:
PO Box 240, Hot Springs, VA 24484

For more information or to join the program, please contact:

 

 

Jaime (Letourneau) McArdle, instructor, Bath & Alleghany Counties

jaime.letourneau@gmail.com
 

Gretta Sandberg, instructor, Highland County

grettasandberg@gmail.com


This project is funded in part by the Alleghany Foundation, the Bath County Arts Association and the Highland County Arts Council.
                 

Upcoming Events

Allegheny Mountain String Orchestra (AMSO)


bath county

Violin, Viola lessons are offered at Garth Newel Music Center. Contact Jaime for details at jaime.letourneau@gmail.com or call 540.839.2617

Highland County

All string instruments are offered at the Highland Center in Monterey, VA with the Highland County String Program.  Contact Gretta at 540.468.2769 or email grettasandberg@gmail.com

alleghany county

Violin lessons are offered at the Clifton Forge School of the Arts in Clifton Forge, VA.  Call Jaime at 540.839.2617 for details or email jaime.letourneau@gmail.com

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Jaime Letourneau and Forrest Waldeck have a lesson outside

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AMSP students get ready to march in the Highland Fair Parade

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AMSO performs at Garth Newel June 2011
 
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