Summer Programs

We look forward to returning to in person summer programming this year!!

We will continue to follow state and local health and safety guidance in order to protect our families and faculty. If you have questions or concerns please give us a call. 802.257.4523

String Orchestra “Reads”
For intermediate to advanced string players, high school and up.  A weekly exploration of string orchestra repertoire.  All welcome!
Led by Moby Pearson.  Tuesday evenings 5:30-7
By donation per session
Specific dates to tbd: June 29-August

New! Music Together demo classes
Music for the youngest set and their caregivers
Ages 0-4, free, child must be accompanied by participating adult
Wednesdays, 9:15 – 10:15
July 21, 28 and August 4, 11
Sign up for 1, a few, or all

New! Hands on Harps
Make your own clàrsach (Scottish harp) and learn to play it!
Ages 8 to 80+ (see below)
Led by harper Rachel Clemente and master instrument maker Dennis Waring
Mon – Fri, August 2-6 Monday 11-3 (to make the harps), Tues-Fri will be 12 noon to 2 pm.
Tuition: $295 ($140 instrument making materials, $155 instruction) – scholarships available.
Want to join in? One guardian with an 8-13 year old may share a registration (and harp)!

Traditional Music and Arts Camp
Ages 9 to 14
Stay tuned. We are working to shape a version of this popular camp for later in the summer. As soon as we have details we will post them. Know you are interested? Please let us know and we’ll be in touch when we know more!

Camp Presto
Beginner Instrument & Music Training
Ages 5-7
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, August 2-6, 10am – 12 pm
Tuition: $180, scholarships available

Summer Strings
Grades 3-6
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Summer program for students who participated in the Music in the Schools After School Strings program and Tigers ensemble.  A chance to get reacquainted with each other and your instruments!  Other beginning string players welcome.
Mon-Fri, August 16-20, 10am-12pm
Tuition: Past MIS After School progam participants Free; others $180, scholarships available.

Youth String Orchestra Re-boot camp
Led by Heather Sommerlad
For those who have been involved in the Youth String Orchestra in the past. It’s okay if you haven’t played in a while! This is our chance to regroup and reconnect before the school year starts, to figure out which end of the bow is up and finally see each other in person again. We’ve missed you so very much! We can’t wait to hear you play music together again!
Mon-Fri, August 16-20, 1 pm – 3 pm
Tuition $180, scholarships available

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