Singing Strong

Singing Strong: a singing community for older adults who love to sing.

Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30.
Fall 2021 – we look forward to being back in person but are waiting to start until we can ensure everyone’s safety!

No auditions, no requirements, no performance – just people having fun and learning a bit more about their voice along the way!

Brattleboro Music Center’s Susan Dedell leads everyone in a joyful hour of singing songs chosen from a variety of musical styles, including jazz standards, Broadway musicals, spirituals, folk songs, rounds, and more. Vocal exercises and tips will help participants keep and expand their range, enhance tone, and increase strength.  You’ll learn some interesting things about the background of the songs, taken from a collection currently numbering almost 200 pieces of music selected by Susan.  We call it Singing Strong because singing — especially in a group — boosts your immune system, improves heart health, improves circulation, and best of all: makes you happier. So come and raise your voice and join the fun!

“Singing Strong is a wonderful exercise for both the body and the soul. I come away humming with joy. “

Pianist, choral director, and vocal repertoire coach Susan Dedell has been working with singers of all ages and levels of ability for over three decades. In her work at the BMC, She directed the BMC Concert Choir for 29 years, was rehearsal assistant to Blanche Moyse, and is a long-time member of the piano faculty.  Susan loves to work with people, building skills and confidence, and delights in exploring the meaning and emotions that music communicates. 

“Regardless of your prior singing experience, “Singing Strong” is a comfortable place for anyone to sing out along with all the other enthusiastic participants.  On top of that, being just feet away from Susan’s joyous piano accompaniment, leaves me smiling at the end of each session.”


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