Summer Programs

We look forward to returning to in person summer programming here in 2022!!

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

String Orchestra “Reads” – The Corelli-Mendelssohn Project
For intermediate to advanced string players, high school and up.  A weekly exploration of string orchestra repertoire.  All welcome! This summer we explore the all 12 Corelli concerti grossi and all 12 Mendelssohn symphonies for strings.
Led by Moby Pearson.  Tuesday evenings 5:30-7, Begins July 5th. Last one is August 30th.
By donation per session. Drop ins welcome.

Hands on Harps – intergenerational!
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
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon – Fri, July 11 – 15: 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.
Make it a family effort! One guardian with an 8-13 year old may share a registration (and harp)!

Flute Camp
Ages teen and adult
Led by Robin Matathias
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 1:00-3:30 pm
Tuition: $180 (scholarships available)

Musical Salons
Led by Moby Pearson
Join host Moby Pearson as he explores remarkable recordings of music from across the ages – and pick up new musical perspectives along the way!

July 21 ~ Salon goes Pops! Film Scores & Theme Songs
July 28 ~ The Great Violinists from Ukraine
Aug 11 ~ Fischer-Dieskau Sings Schubert
Aug 18 ~ Uplifting the Spirit with Hope & Light
7:00 pm, at the Brattleboro Music Center
Suggested donation: $25.00/session
Refreshments provided. RSVPs helpful! 802.257.4523

NEW! C’mon, it’s not Music Theory!
Beginning Music Theory, Ages 8-12
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, August 1-5, 10 am – 12 pm
Tuition, $180, scholarships available

Camp Presto
Beginner Instrument & Music Training
Ages 5-7
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, August 8-12, 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, Youth Strings Orchestra and Tigers ensemble.  A chance to get reacquainted with each other and your instruments!  Other beginning string players welcome.
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, August 15-19, 10am-12pm
Tuition: $180, 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:
Orion Barber, Bill Callahan, Tim Callahan, Deniz Cordell, Andy Davis, September Edaugal, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Desi Grace, Lynn Herzog, Kate John, Jon Joyce, Susan Boyd Joyce, Jenn Karstad, Mitike Lyons, Sheila Magnuson, Ellen Martyn, Helen Merena, Kristin Outwater, Greg Scharfen and Dave Snyder.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523