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Orchestras

The Upper Valley Music Center offers orchestras for all ages and ability levels. From Baroken Strings for beginning readers to the Green Mountain Youth Symphony and Community Orchestra, we've got an ensemble to fit every player.
Unsure of where you fit in? Give us a call and we'll help you find an ensemble that is adequately challenging and fun for your ability level.

Baroken Strings (introduction to orchestra)
A string orchestra for beginners. Learn to read and play string orchestra literature. Excellent way to introduce the student to ensemble playing. Students not only learn beginning orchestra ettiquite, but also get to enjoy the fun repertoire appropriate both for their age and playing ability in a social setting with peers.
Conducted by UVMC faculty

Rehearsals: Saturdays 12-12:45 AM
Requirements: Open to children of all ages with at least one year of experience in class or private string instrument lessons; the student should be able to read and play from low G to G on the E string.


Harmonic Ensemble (intermediate youth orchestra)
Learn orchestra literature, enjoy performance opportunities with this fun and educational ensemble. Prerequisites: Play comfortably in the keys of C, G, D, A, F & B-flat. Auditions will be held for those needing placement advice. The ensemble’s schedule parallels that of the Green Mountain Youth Symphony of Montpelier, which observes a 13-week semester. Directed by Bob Blais.

CHANGE!!   Rehearsals: Wednesdays 4:15-5:45 PM 

Location:  Our Savior Lutheran Church, Summer St, Hanover

Green Mountain Youth Symphony at the Music Center

gmys_logoIn a partnership with the Green Mountain Youth Symphony, UVMC offers a stimulating, high-quality musical experience and performance opportunities for advanced youth players. This partnership brings the GMYS's Artistic Director, Robert Blais — cellist, well-known performer and conductor — to lead the Center's own youth symphony. The ensemble’s schedule parallels that of the Green Mountain Youth Symphony of Montpelier, which observes a 13-week semester.

CHANGE!!   Rehearsals: Wednesdays 6:00-8:30 PM

Location:  Our Savior Lutheran Church, Summer St, Hanover

UVMC Chamber  Orchestra
The Community Orchestra rehearses and performs a variety of advanced symphonic works. Great for any musician with intermediate/advanced ensemble experience. Haven’t had your instrument out in years? No worries, this ensemble is for enthusiastic amateurs of all ages. Three-octave scales/arpeggios in 16th notes at quarter note=80. Auditions held for those who need placement advice, by appointment with the conductor.

Music is chosen from the standard repertoire by Dave Wysocki, our expert conductor, in consultation with the players; parts are distributed at rehearsals or in advance for those who request them.

Rehearsals: Wednesday 7:00-9:00 PM

CHANGE!!   Location: Upper Valley Music Center

Requirements: Offered all year round, the Orchestra is open to players of strings, winds, brass, and percussion. For teens and adults. no audition is required; some ensemble experience is desirable.