MECC To Host 17th Annual Mountain Music School

MMSC 2022Big Stone Gap, VA – MECC is now seeking applications for the 17th Annual Mountain Music School to be held July 25-29 at MECC’s Center for Workforce and Innovation of Appalachia.

MECC’s Mountain Music School is a week-long event dedicated to the preservation and continuation of Appalachian music and culture. Students from age 10 and up learn to play an instrument of their choice, including beginning and advanced options in “old-time” fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, autoharp, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, and doghouse bass. In addition, a string-band class for intermediate/advanced musicians is offered for students who want to expand their skills in a group setting. A special course in building and playing a ukulele will also be offered.  Instruments are available to loan during the week.

The cost to attend is $150 for the week for ages 18 and up and $25 for students under 18. The cost includes instruction and meals each day. Students under 18 are encouraged to apply for scholarships. To register and to apply for a scholarship, visit

For more information about MECC’s Mountain Music School visit the Mountain Music School website at or call 276.523.7479.