The Appalachian Ensemble involves learning the repertoire and techniques of the traditional music of the Appalachian region. Old Time and bluegrass styles will be studied, with emphasis on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and bass. 

Rehearsal/jam sessions are Tuesdays from 7 – 8 p.m.

Instructor permission is required, however, there are no auditions required. For more information, please contact Appalachian Ensemble Director Jon Singleton at

Student Spotlight Joining the Appalachian Ensemble

Classical Languages & Literature major Vincent Scauzzo '24 describes how a Davidson Music class led him to learn how to play the banjo.

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Scenes from Appalachian Ensemble Performances
a young man plays in the Appalachian ensemble during a musical
a young woman plays an acoustic guitar on a dark stage
an Appalachian ensemble plays instruments while standing on a stage
a young man playing in the Appalachian ensemble on stage
a group of people playing instruments in a greenhouse
the Appalachian Ensemble in a greenhouse
the Appalachian Ensemble playing on stage
the Appalachian Ensemble playing on stage facing the audience