Family Ukulele Class for JAMM and Juneau music lovers
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 Album Release
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
Inaugural Proceeds Donated to JAMM
May 12, 2015: Governor and First Lady Walker recognized JAMM for its work in the community at the Charitable Contribution Awards.
An Exchange of Music
February 10, 2015: Midori pays JAMM a visit before performing a Juneau Jazz and Classics concert that same evening.
The Littlest Big Band
April 18, 2014: Glacier Valley kids pack the house for a JAMM strings concert. Over 130 students performed in Grades 1 thru 4.
JAMM Feature Story on Americas Now
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.
Strength in Music
September 16, 2012: Lorrie Heagy travels to Fukishima, Japan, to help a community heal through music.
Paper Violins Reach Out Worldwide
September 4, 2011: Special guests from New York City and Los Angeles visit JAMM as the program doubles in size at Glacier Valley.
Heagy Named State Teacher of the Year
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.
Prison Inmates Provide Handmade Instruments for Riverbend Musicians
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.
Juneau groups offer four scholarships to music MAT students
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.
President of NEC Visits JAMM
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 .
JAMM Filmed for PBS Series
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.
In a JAMM
February 12, 2012: Music education program's future uncertain with looming Juneau School District cuts.
JAMMin' at Folk Fest
April 18, 2011: Glacier Valley's JAMM kindergartners perform at the 37th Alaska Folk Festival at Centennial Hall.
Unique Music Program Spreads to Juneau
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 Receives Rotarian Award
JAMM received the Vocational Service Award for outstanding businesses, programs and individuals in the category of Public Sector from the Rotary Club of Juneau.
Ron Maas Gives to JAMM
October 20, 2014: Ron Maas celebrates his 87th birthday by donating $100K to local groups, including JAMM.
Pulling the Right Strings
October 2014: JAMM was the cover story in Teaching Music Magazine, which is published through the National Association for Music Education.
JAMM Plays for City Assembly
October 9, 2012: JAMM performs for a city assembly meeting, including Happy Birthday for Mayor Botelho.
Begich JAMMs at Glacier Valley
March 6, 2012: Senator Begich visits JAMM to promote STEAM as an alternative to NCLB in Alaska.
Paganinis on Paper
November 14, 2010: Glacier Valley kindergartners assembled in the gym eager to play their paper violins for parents, students and community.
Learning to JAMM
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.