enriching lives through music

Summer Programs

NOTE:   We are still adding programs to our summer schedule – check back again or give us a call!.


Sweet Charity  Pitband
For advanced middle school and high school students. Joint production with NEYT.
From mid June to early July.
Led by Riley Goodemote.
Call for details.

String Orchestra “Reads”
For intermediate to advanced string players, high school and up.  All welcome!
Tuesdays: July 3, July 17, July 24, July 31, Aug 7, Aug 14, Aug 21
5:30 – 7 pm, at the BMC
Led by Moby Pearson.
By donation per session

Musical Salons on Elliot Street
Thursdays: July 5, July 19, July 26, Aug 2, Aug 9
Led by Moby Pearson.
$25 per session, $100 for all 5 paid in advance

Moby Pearson (violinist, ensemble coach, and Senior Orchestra conductor) invites you into his home to listen to a vast swath of musical treats from his extensive collection of recordings and perhaps pick up a few new musical perspectives along the way. Summer topics include: The keyboard in Chamber Music, String Quartets part II, and After the Beatles.


4 Hand Pianomania
Piano Players, intermediate to advanced youth
June 25-June 29, 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Advanced registration required – sign up now!
Led by Luba Lischynsky & Bruce Griffin
Tuition: $180

Traditional Music Camp for Kids
Traditional Music and arts
Ages 9-14
June 25 – 29, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Led by Andy Davis, Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy
Tuition:  $260 / 5 days
at Hilltop Montessori School

Northern Roots Traditional Music Weekend
On hiatus for 2018 – see our note

Hosted by Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy

Around the Campfire
Singing /poetry/ukulele
Ages 8 and up
July 9 -13, 10 am – 12 pm
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Tuition: $180

Camp Allegretto
music, stories, art, and rhythm
Ages 5-7
July 9 – 13,  9:30 am – 12 pm
Led by Kim Wallach
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Tuition: $180

Flute Camp
Teen through adult
July 9 -13, 1 pm – 3 pm
Led by Robin Matathias
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Tuition: $180

Mandolin for Violinists & Fiddlers
Ages 8-15
July 10 -13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Led by Flynn Cohen
Tuition: $180

Instrument Making
Ages 8 and up
July 23-27, 10 am – 12 pm
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Tuition: $180

Get Real! for Adults – NEW – one day!
Singing Camp for adults
Friday July 27
Deadline July 6
1 – 5 pm solo singing workshop ($40)
5:30 potluck
7-9 open choral sing ($20)
Led by Kristen Carmichael-Bowers and Becky Graber
Location: Brattleboro Music Center

Get Real! Day Camp
Singing Camp, Ages 12-15, co-ed
July 30-August 3, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Recital Friday 6 pm
Led by Kristen Carmichael-Bowers
Location: Brattleboro Music Center
Tuition:  $260

Summer Strings
Grades 3-6
July 30th – August 3, 10 am – 12 pm
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Tuition: $180
Summer camp program for participants in the Music in the Schools After School Strings program and Tigers ensemble. Other intermediate string players welcome.

Catamount Children’s Choir
Ages 8-12
August 6 – August 10, 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Brattleboro Music Center
Led by Kristen Carmichael-Bowers
Tuition: $180
Join us in this fun glee club for wee cubs!  Kristen is coming back from St. John (where she directs children’s choir) with fun songs from the Caribbean, West African and Australia. We will have a roaring good time with music improv and solfége games to share at home with the rest of the family.

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


  • 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 August through October, 2018:
    Ella Aquadro, Diana Bander, Gussie Bartlett, Mara Berkley. Tim Callahan. Brian Cohen. Walter Cramer, Judy Fink, Bruce Frank, Karen Frank, Rob Freeberg, Fiona Goodman, Virginia Goodman, Eva Greene, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Freddie Hart, Lynn Herzog, Gail Kennedy-Haines, Melanie Kent, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Robert Naess, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Larry Siegel, Takaka Ueda, Zola von Krusenstiern and Windham Orchestra Members.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523