Please review our current safety protocols prior to visiting the BMC.

BMC Offers Make-Your-Own Harp Camp July 11-15
Registration is open for the our Hands on Harps Camp, scheduled for July 11-15. Participants will build their very own “clàsarch” (small harp) and learn to play it. The first day of the camp will be spent constructing harps, with all supplies provided, under the direction of master instrument maker Dennis Waring.

Other sessions, with harper Rachel Clemente, will include instruction in how to play and maintain the harps. Participants will also explore the musical history of Scottish and Irish culture and how it relates to the musical traditions of New England.

The camp is open to participants ages 8 to, well, any age. Younger campers (ages 8-13) should be accompanied by a guardian (two people, one harp, one fee).

The camp schedule is Monday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (participants should bring a lunch) and Tuesday to Friday, July 12-15 from noon to 2 p.m. Tuition is $295 ($140 instrument making materials, $155 instruction). Scholarships are available.

To register call (802) 257-4523.

Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series Continues July 23
The BMC and Retreat Farm continues their “Music Under the Stars” summer concert series on Saturday, July 23 (rain date July 24), with a performance by the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band.

Admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Retreat Farm, with the concert at 6:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 26. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs and a picnic, and to enjoy food truck fare and assorted beverages at The Thirsty Goat bar.

The final 2022 Music Under the Stars offering will be Saturday, August 20, featuring Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy & Friends (rain date August 21).

Music Under the Stars series sponsors include Against the Grain, Guilford Sound, and Prentiss Smith & Company. Music Under the Stars is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Arts Council, and is among Vermont’s 2022 Top 10 Events.

We’re making music – join us!
Interested in lessons, or joining an ensemble?  Give us a call to learn about lessons available on a wide variety of instruments at all levels. There are both online and in person options – please call if you have questions!  All in person lessons and classes will be following our general safety protocols.

The Brattleboro Music Center is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

BMC Bravo Society

The Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Orion Barber, Bill Callahan, Tim Callahan, Deniz Cordell, Andy Davis, September Edaugal, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Desi Grace, Lynn Herzog, Kate John, Jon Joyce, Susan Boyd Joyce, Jenn Karstad, Mitike Lyons, Sheila Magnuson, Ellen Martyn, Helen Merena, Kristin Outwater, Greg Scharfen and Dave Snyder.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523