Summer Programs

To register please email or call the office at 802.257.4523

String Orchestra “Reads” – The “Corelli-Mendelssohn Project” continues!

For intermediate to advanced string players, high school and up.  A weekly exploration of string orchestra repertoire.  All welcome! The group will be exploring Corelli’s Concerti Grossi and the Mendelssohn String Symphonies.
Led by Moby Pearson
Tuesday evenings 5:30-7 p.m. – begins June 27th
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

Thursday July 13, 6:30 pm: Music of Mendelssohn
Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm: French Composers of the 19th and 20th Century
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 pm:  Mozart Arias for Aloysia
Thursday, August 24, 6:30 pm: 

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 10-14, 10 am – 12 pm
Tuition, $190, scholarships available

Flute Camp – registration deadline is Friday, June 28th
Ages teen and adult
Led by Robin Matathias
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 10-14, 1:00-3:30 pm
Tuition: $190 (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!

Dates and topics TBA!
Suggested donation: $25.00/session
Refreshments provided. RSVPs helpful! 802.257.4523

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 17-21, 10 am – 12 pm
Tuition, $190, scholarships available


Camp Presto
Beginner Instrument & Music Training
Ages 5-7
Led by Heather Sommerlad
Location:  Brattleboro Music Center
Mon-Fri, July 31 – Aug 4, 10am – 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 24-28, 10am-12pm
Tuition: $190, scholarships available.
Free for students who were in the first year after school strings program in 2022-23.

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:
Susan Boyd Joyce, Deb Bunker, Cathy Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Ava Einig, Tim Ellis, Becky Day, Kim Effron, Bill Gottesman, Phil Feidelseit, Nora Gordon, Freddie Hart, Cheryl Hayden, Nancy Haydock, Richard Henke, Lynn Herzog, David Hills, Jenny Holan, Jon Joyce, Bruce Landenberger, Lerna, Alyssa Kerr, Dan Kerr, Susan Kunhardt, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Joanne McClellen, Margery McCrum, Helen Merena, Nataly Ortega-Sommerlad, Kristan Outwater, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Heather Sommerlad, Jane Southworth, Melissa Trainor, Betsy Whittaker and Louise Zak.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523