Summer Programs

Additional details for 2024 summer programs will be added as we get things confirmed!

To register please email or call the office at 802.257.4523

String Orchestra “Reads” – 2024 “theme” TBA

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 p.m. – 2024 start date TBA 
By donation per session. Drop ins welcome. 

Summer Musical Salons
Explore special topics in music history – the people, places and performers!
Led by Moby Pearson. Refreshments provided. Suggested donation $25
Summer 2024 dates and topics TBD

Flute Camp – 
Ages teen and adult
Led by Robin Matathias
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
2024 dates TBA
Tuition: $190 (scholarships available)

C’mon, it’s not Music Theory!
Beginning Music Theory, Ages 8-14
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Are you learning to play an instrument, but don’t have a clue what a key signature is? Do you struggle with rhythm, note names, or clefs? Do the words diatonic and chromatic sound like rocket science to you, or like silly names for a couple of mischievous robots?

If so, this week-long, beginner level camp is for you! We will start with the very basics of music theory, and work our way up, using games and body movement to gain better understanding. We’ll play major scale hopscotch. Rhythm and melodic bingo. A game of “Who Left Their Sheet Music on the Bus,” Clue, where we’ll decipher the names of people and places through music. By the end of the week, we’ll know enough to go on a diatonic chord progression treasure hunt. And who knows? Maybe the whole note dollars you find will buy you a prize!

Location: Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 8-12, 10 am – 12 pm
Tuition, $190, scholarships available

The Science of Music
Ages 8-14
Led by Heather Sommerlad
How does music work? How do we make sound, and what happens when we put those sounds together? This week long, age appropriate science camp will explore these questions and more through a series of fun, hands-on activities. We will discuss how sound is created, observe how traditional instruments work, and then apply this knowledge toward making our own. By the end of the week, each child will have their own handmade instruments to take home and explore–But not before we give our family and friends a small concert on them!

Location: Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 15-19, 10 am – 12 pm
Tuition, $190, scholarships available

Summer Strings
Grades 3-8
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Summer program for students who have participated in the Music in the Schools After School Strings program, Youth Strings Orchestra, or Tigers ensemble.  A chance to keep your skills polished over the summer! Strings players from other programs or teachers, who have at least a year of lessons are welcome.
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 22-26, 10am-12pm
Tuition: $190, scholarships available.
Free for students who were in the first year after school strings program in 2022-23.

Camp Presto
Beginner Instrument & Music Training
Ages 5-7
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 29 – Aug 2, 10am – 12 pm
Tuition: $190, scholarships available


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:
Crager Boardman, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Cathie Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Becky Day, Bill Dixon, Kim Effron, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Freddie Hart, Kimi Hasegawa, Cal Heile, Richard Henke, Frances Herbert, Jon Joyce, Susan Kunhardt Lerna, Joe Madison, Joanne McLellan, Helen Merena, Raquel Moreno, Kris Outwater, Antje Ruppert, Betsy Whittaker and Louise Zak

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523