BMC summer music education classes appeal to all ages


BRATTLEBORO>> Registration is now open for the Brattleboro Music Center's popular summer music programs. Designed to appeal to everyone, from music novices to seasoned players, offerings include "Pianomania" for high school students, the annual Northern Roots Weekend, Flute Camp, Bite-size Broadway Musicals Workshop and much more. Scholarships are available.

"No matter your age or experience, we have something for everyone," says BMC Managing Director Mary Greene. "Every member of the family can spend the summer making music, thanks to our many offerings for all skill levels."

Summer programs listed on the BMC website at include:

Into the Woods Pitband – A joint production with the New England Youth Theatre, for advanced middle school and high school students.

Piano 4-Hand for Adults – Registration deadline is April 30 for this June program.

4 Hand Pianomania – For intermediate to advanced youth piano players.

Traditional Arts Camp for Kids – Features traditional music and arts for children ages 9 to 14

Northern Roots Weekend – This traditional music weekend will be held at Green Mt. Camp in Dummerston.

Flute Camp – This program is for high schoolers to adults.

Bite-size Broadway Musicals Workshop –Learn to sing for the theater!

Get Real Day Camp – This co-ed singing camp is for ages 12 to 15.

Hit It! Percussion Camp – For grades 7 to 12 with two years' percussion training.

Camp Andantino – for string players, high school to adult

The Science of Music – For ages 8 to 11

Beginning Guitar Camp – For ages 8 to 13

Camp Presto – Beginner instrument and music training for kids ages 5 to 8

Summer Strings – For grades 3-6

About the Brattleboro Music Center

Founded in 1952, the Brattleboro Music Center is a vibrant, community-based organization, exceptional for the breadth and quality of its programs. Today, under the artistic-advisement of the acclaimed violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson, the BMC consists of numerous performance, participation and education programs – including the Brattleboro Concert Choir, the Windham Orchestra, the Blanche Moyse Chorale, the Chamber Music Series and the annual Northern Roots Festival -- led by talented artistic directors and a dedicated faculty of 40 professional musicians. Each year, the Music Center enriches the lives of more than 10,000 residents of southeastern Vermont and nearby New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Hundreds of classes, workshops, concerts and other events bring people of all ages and abilities together to learn, listen and join together in celebration of music and community.

As the area's oldest arts organization, the Music Center has attracted scores of professional musicians and other artists to the area over the past 60 years. The result today is a town and region nationally renowned as home to a rich diversity of arts and arts events.


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