2020 Spring Recital Schedule Announced

Guitar, Bass & Drum Recital
Students of Mike Ridenour,
Andrew Thelston & Josh Dunn
Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Woodwind & Brass Recital
Students of Jamie Leigh Bennett & William Funderburk
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Piano Recital
Students of Lauren Cason
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Voice, Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin Recital
Students of Tyler Cason
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 12:30 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Piano Recital
Students of Laura Thiel
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Strings Recital
Students of Emily Vaughn, Eben Mann, Carol Bjorle, Carolyn Tackett & Matthew Pierce
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 3:30 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Strings Recital, Conservatory & Academy String Quartets
Students of Jan Daugherty
Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM
LifeHouse Auditorium

Congratulations to Meghan Woods on her American Idol Golden Ticket Win

Congratulations to Meghan Woods for receiving her golden ticket to complete in the American Idol competition in Hollywood, California. Meghan studied voice and piano with our own Tyler and Lauren Cason over the past year at the Music Academy of WNC. We wish Meghan the best of luck in Hollywood as she competes for the next American Idol.

Click HERE to read the Times-News article on Meghan’s win.

Spring Student Ensembles Recital Will Be Held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Our Spring semester Ensembles Concert will be held this coming Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Music Academy of WNC located at 1411 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville. Concert starts at at 2:00 PM. We have two middle school string orchestras, a string quartet, and a string trio performing. If you are interested in a string ensemble or private string lessons (violin, viola, cello, double bass) then we invite you to attend this concert to learn more about our programs. Admission is free and we hope to see you there.

Congratulations To Music Academy Student Daphne Bickley – July 23, 2016


Congratulations to Music Academy viola student, Daphne Bickley, for winning the “Miriam Cannon Hayes Scholarship” at the 2016 Cannon Music Camp held at Appalachian State University this summer.  The award is given to one outstanding student each year and is chosen by the Cannon Music Camp faculty. Daphne receives a full-scholarship (plus meal plan) to attend Cannon Music Camp in 2017.  Daphne is the viola student of Jan Daugherty.  Congratulations Daphne!!!  We are VERY proud of you!

2016 Annual Spring Student Recitals Are This Coming Weekend


We will be holding our annual spring recitals this coming Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening in the performance room at the Music Academy of WNC. We are very proud of all of our students, their hard work, and dedication and look forward to hearing them perform this weekend.

Please Help Daphne Bickley Raise Funds To Attend The Curtis Institute of Music Summer Camp


One of our advanced viola students, Daphne Bickley. has been accepted into the summer music program at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The Curtis Institute is one of the premier music conservatories in the country. She needs to raise approximately $5,800.00 to attend and $4,800.00 is due by March 1st . If funds are not raised by that time then she will miss this critical opportunity in her music education as she pursues a career in music performance. Please consider donating to her GoFundMe page HERE and help Daphne raise the necessary funds to attend the Curtis Institute this summer. Thanks in advance for your donation consideration.

Good Luck Joah and Daphne Bickley at the Hendersonville Symphony Young Artist Competition Today!


The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition will be held this afternoon at Blue Ridge Community College. We would like to wish two of our Music Academy string students, Joah Bickley (violin) and Daphne Bickley (viola), the best of luck in today’s competition. We are very proud of your musical accomplishments.

Back To School Today!

Henderson County Schools

We would like to wish the students, faculty, and staff of Henderson and surrounding counties a safe and happy school year as they go back to school today. Only 184 days to summer vacation. Have a GREAT year!

We Teach Intermediate & Advanced Students

We love teaching intermediate and advanced students. Whether it’s advanced/applied music theory, technique, or musicianship, the Music Academy of WNC can teach intermediate and advanced students in all of our voice and instrument offerings. Give us a call at 828-693-3726 for your FREE Consultation. Here is a song that one of our advanced guitar students wrote off the Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack performed by Tom Johnson of the Doobie Brothers. Check it out!