enriching lives through music


What’s on the program these days? We knew you’d ask!

Happy Autumn! We’re getting back to making music! 

Fall semester has started up.  We are offering a medley of in-person and online lessons.  Interested in starting lessons?  Please call  and we will work on getting you going!  Returning students: if your lessons have not yet been scheduled, please give us a call.  Our in-person lessons will take place at the BMC in compliance with our safety protocols.  Prefer to be online? Many instructors can offer lessons online and these have proven to be a good alternative for students:

“It was gratifying how well my guitar lessons went on Zoom while the Music Center was closed due to the pandemic. I’m enthusiastic about starting up again this fall in person or via Zoom.  -JH”

Please be in touch. We are happy to answer questions and talk about options.  We look forward to “seeing” you soon!

BMC Launches EOS Project, Aimed at Social Justice and Education
The BMC is launching the EOS (Educate. Open. Strengthen.) Project, as a direct response to questions about social justice as it pertains to the world of classical music and institutions such as the BMC.

Developed and led by BMC faculty member Heather Sommerlad, EOS is envisioned as a collaborative effort of BMC Music School faculty and other local musicians to actively seek out and intentionally study and perform music by composers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as composers who identify as anything other than cis male.

The inaugural concert is set for Sunday, November 8, at 4 p.m. at the BMC. There are a limited number of tickets available for an in-person, physically distanced audience. The cost is $20, and the program will be streamed online by donation. Learn more.

New for the fall of 2020 — Stay-at-Home Sing-Along!
DEADLINE to register for the next session (October 25th) is Wednesday, Oct 21st!
The Brattleboro Concert Choir is enthusiastically committed to building and maintaining musical community. Especially now, music is an essential source of joy, solace, solidarity, and hope. In that spirit, the Choir is launching its “Stay-At-Home Sing-Along” program. Every other Sunday at 2 p.m. beginning September 13, the BCC and Music Director Jonathan Harvey will host a collective online sing of great choral works. Selections will include favorite Romantic pieces by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, and Fauré; Renaissance gems by Palestrina and Josquin; Classical classics by Mozart and Haydn; and beloved Baroque pieces by Bach and Vivaldi. Read more.

No matter how we say it, thank you all for supporting the BMC’s 2020 Annual Fund so enthusiastically. Each and every one of the 558 gifts we received during the past year is deeply appreciated and makes a big impact as we work together to keep music accessible, affordable and available for everyone in our community.
Learn more about your impact on our students, faculty and community!






BMC Bravo SocietyThe 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:
Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Steven John, Jim Johnson, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Raquel Moreno, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Travis Stout, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Pete Wilson, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman, David Woodberry, and Yellow Barn


The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523