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enriching lives through music


What’s New at the BMC?

In Stile Moderno Returns Sept. 21
In Stile Moderno returns to Brattleboro with their new program, Curious and Modern Inventions: Novelties, Oddities, and the Birth of the Baroque, Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Following up on their acclaimed performance in January, this group of young early music specialists will showcase their energetic and modern take on seventeenth-century music. The concert will be the first of three in the ensemble’s 2018–2019 season, with further performances in February and May 2019 in Brattleboro and Cambridge, MA.

‘Red Door’ Concert to Benefit the BMC Set for this Friday
On Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m., St. Mary’s in the Mountains will offer its annual musical dessert as a conclusion to Vermont’s annual Wine & Harvest Festival’s “Wine & Soup Stroll.” After enjoying Wilmington’s foods, wines, and shops during the early evening hours, visitors and neighbors are invited to the historic main hall at St. Mary’s in Wilmington, for “Autumnal Melodies at the Red Door,” a concert of classical and jazz works performed by members of the Brattleboro Music Center, and friends.

Admission to the concert is by free-will donation, with all proceeds benefiting the BMC. Click here for more information.

New Semester of ‘Singing Strong’ Begins Sept. 25
Love to sing? Want to do it with others in a relaxed and fun setting? A new semester of the Brattleboro Music Center’s Singing Strong program begins Tuesday, Sept. 25. Sessions are held weekly from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the BMC.
With the talented Susan Dedell at the piano, this four-year-old program features some of the best music from the jazz and swing era, great songs from musicals, folk songs and spirituals, rounds, and a few surprises!
The cost is $65 for seven sessions; drop-ins are welcome, for $10 per session.

Don’t Forget to Register for Fall Lessons and Classes!
Learn how you can make music part of your life. We welcome students of all ages and abilities. Today, with over 400 students, 30 dedicated and talented faculty members, and music instruction in 15 instruments and voice, the BMC Music School continues to be at the heart of music in our community. We invite you to learn more about our lessons, classes and ensembles, including our student orchestras. People of all ages and abilities pursue their musical interests at the BMC.

We believe music should be accessible to all who seek it and toward that goal the BMC awards more than $25,000 annually in financial aid and offers lessons for those with disabilities.

New Art Work Installed in BMC Auditorium Lobby
Emily Mason’s Monoprints were recently installed in the BMC auditorium lobby, including “Water Over 2003, monoprint,” which also appears on the cover of this year’s BMC program booklet.
Many thanks to Emily Mason for her glorious talent and to Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts for facilitating the art installations that beautifully enliven our new facility. (For artwork inquiries please contact Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts.)


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Funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts

  • 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 June, 2018:
    Ella Aquadro, Adam Bergeron, Chris Bowen, Stephen Broll, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Sandy Campbell, Star Christie, Brian Cohen, Dvora Cohen, Walter Cramer, Judy Fink, David & Joy Fleming, Rob Freeberg, Peter Gibbons, Harlin Glovacki, Chris Goding, Riley Goodemote, Bill & Lerna Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Tom Green, Don Hayes, Lynn & Georges Herzog, Karen Horton, Steven John, Deedee Jones, Frank Klucken, Nicolas Liechti, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Michael Mayer, Kris McDermet, Cabot Miller, Emily Miller, Sarah Miller, Kristen Outwater, Laura Polant, Michael Riley, Dana Ruppert & Nate, Alison Schoales, Bill Shontz, Heather Sommerlad, Terry Sylvester, Takako Uedo and Andrea Watkins.
    Thank you to all Windham Orchestra members who participated in the “POPS for Pops” music fair, for their contributions of food and music!

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523