youth music Education programs

JAMZ & Youth Orchestra

JAMz 1 

 Ages 4-7 (or permission from instructor)

Feb 20 & 21, 2025
9am-noon (Cedar)

Welcome Singers! Having Joyful  Fun with Music  is our main objective!- Beginning instrumentalists  (kids that optionally bring a working uke, or any other instrument you play)  will be able to accompany at least 1 song (one chord, c7) as well as 2-3 chord songs according to existing skill set.

The “Passport to Joy” theme at Wintergrass this year will send JAMz 1 on a joyride  with songs, folkart (we will record a song to put to a crankie using shadow puppets that we make ourselves), stories and singing games! We will explore traditional songs  about  busses,  cars, airplanes, trains – and you get the picture! We will share 3-4 songs  with you on our last day for a mini-show, and invite you to sing and play along.

Please bring:
Water bottle

JAMz 2

 Ages 8-12

Feb 20 & 21, 2025


JAMz 3

Ages 13 +



youth orchestra

Sunday, Feb 23, 2025
9am-5pm Sat (Cedar)

This program is geared for students who are experienced bowed string musicians in high school or college. Students will participate in a day-long orchestra rehearsal with selected lineup artists. Orchestra and JAMz3 students will interact with each other at lunchtime (provided) and at dinner. All students are strongly encouraged to attend as much of the festival as possible when not rehearsing or performing. The program culminates with a Sunday morning performance on the Hyatt Grand Ballroom stage.

Seattle Pacific University Dr. Christopher Hanson serves as the lead conductor for the orchestra. Dr. Hanson also directs the Rainbow City Orchestra, a community music ensemble serving and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community in greater Seattle.

PO BOX 2024, MILTON, WA 98354

(253) 428-8056

Wintergrass is a production of Acoustic Sound, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. EIN: 91-2103544
all photos copyright Maria Camillo