Mission and Vision

Our mission is to provide an intensive artistic and social program, offered after-school in the city of Asheville to children in under served populations that uses music education as a transformative and empowering tool to teach life skills.

Our vision is that through participation in MusicWorks!, students gain a lifelong interest in music. Music ensembles are used to teach crucial life skills and values including academic achievement, self-expression, teamwork, discipline, self-esteem, creativity, personal responsibility, mentoring others and membership in their community.


We value your interest in helping us reach our students through music for social change. We are looking for committed volunteers for the positions listed below. Please check our volunteer page for other ways to join the MusicWorks! team! Please write to Dr. Dave Wilken at dmwilken@ashevillesymphony.org to become involved sooner.

Volunteer Academic Enrichment Tutor

Volunteer Chef

Volunteer Professional Musician

Staff Positions Available

We need the following staff position to join our team. Position is for 2017-2018 school year. To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Dr. Dave Wilken at dmwilken@musicworksasheville.org

Woodwind Teaching Artist (1 day a week)

Bucket Band Teaching Artist (1-2 days a week)