Although initiated by the need to provide distance learning opportunities during the pandemic, JAMMʼs family ukulele class has become a staple in our spring program. This free class provides access to instruments and both virtual and in person ensmeble sessions
Riverbend elementary students worked with teacher and sound engineer, T.J. Cramer, to compose and produce their own songs. These recordings were compiled into JAMMʼs first album, released on iTunes in May, 2019
May 12, 2015: Governor and First Lady Walker recognized JAMM for its work in the community at the Charitable Contribution Awards.
February 10, 2015: Midori pays JAMM a visit before performing a Juneau Jazz and Classics concert that same evening.
April 18, 2014: Glacier Valley kids pack the house for a JAMM strings concert. Over 130 students performed in Grades 1 thru 4.
CCTV spent over a week in Juneau filming JAMM for an Americas Now news magazine story. CCTV has an audience of 1.2 billion viewers worldwide.
September 16, 2012: Lorrie Heagy travels to Fukishima, Japan, to help a community heal through music.
September 4, 2011: Special guests from New York City and Los Angeles visit JAMM as the program doubles in size at Glacier Valley.
November 15, 2010: The Association of Alaska School Boards selected Lorrie Heagy, a music teacher and librarian at Glacier Valley Elementary School, to be Alaska Teacher of the Year 2011.
JAMM partnered with Lemon Creek Correctional Center to make portable glockenspiels for students to use at home, providing access to instruments while learning from home.
March 18, 2015: JAMM and the Juneau Symphony (JS) partner with the University of Alaska Southeast to sponsor a string-quartet-in-residence. . These musicians will perform in the Juneau symphony and teach at JAMM schools while pursuing their Masters of Arts in Teaching degree.
December 4, 2014: Juneau music program gets international audience as PBS Power of Music professional development video series is released.
May 21, 2014: Tony Woodcock, President of New England Conservatory presented at a Juneau World Affairs Council event and shared JAMM's role in the global music education movement .
November 12, 2012: Professional development series to focus on music education. Producer Jill Peters works with local crew to film JAMM as part of the series.
February 12, 2012: Music education program's future uncertain with looming Juneau School District cuts.
April 18, 2011: Glacier Valley's JAMM kindergartners perform at the 37th Alaska Folk Festival at Centennial Hall.
Glacier Valley kindergarteners tore pieces of tape off a roll and connected a cardboard strip to a cutout of a violin with the help of a parent.
JAMM received the Vocational Service Award for outstanding businesses, programs and individuals in the category of Public Sector from the Rotary Club of Juneau.
October 20, 2014: Ron Maas celebrates his 87th birthday by donating $100K to local groups, including JAMM.
October 2014: JAMM was the cover story in Teaching Music Magazine, which is published through the National Association for Music Education.
October 9, 2012: JAMM performs for a city assembly meeting, including Happy Birthday for Mayor Botelho.
March 6, 2012: Senator Begich visits JAMM to promote STEAM as an alternative to NCLB in Alaska.
November 14, 2010: Glacier Valley kindergartners assembled in the gym eager to play their paper violins for parents, students and community.
July 19, 2010: Glacier Valley Elementary School music teacher and librarian Lorrie Heagy left Juneau last fall to study innovative music teaching techniques in Boston, Venezuela and Scotland.