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Music is a collaborative art, so we create programming collaboratively.

Collaborative programs are like musicians coming together to form an ensemble. By partnering with over 35 Upper Valley organizations, we create programs that no one organization could provide by themselves, and in the process access the multi-dimensional benefits of music education.

Student perform using instruments they created.
Multi-generational music making.
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Children make instruments and then compose music with their new instruments in UVMC and AVA Gallery’s joint summer camp.

Partnerships 2023-24

Arts & Culture Organizations

AVA Gallery & Art Center
Cambridge Youth Gamelan
Choral Arts Foundation
Harmony Night
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Interplay Jazz
Junction Arts & Media
Lebanon Opera House
Muskeg Music
Northern Stage
Opera North
Revels North
Upper Valley Baroque


Plainfield School
Ray School
The Newton School
White River School

Independent Artists and Studios

Balourdet Quartet
Eben Bodach-Turner
Eric MacDonald
George Fowler
Laurie Indenbaum
Rachel Clemente
Ryan McKasson
Sarah Bennett Wolfe
Teri Einfeldt

Young children make music with ‘Grand friends’ in UVMC’s partnership with the Aging Resource Center.

Social Service and Civic Organizations

Carter Community Building Association (CCBA)
Covered Bridge Half Marathon
DHMC Women’s Health Resource Center
Family Resource Cetner
First Congregational Church, Lebanon
Geisel Medical School
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
Historical Society
Jack Byrne Palliative Care Center
Kendal at Hanover
Lebanon Farmers Market
Lebanon Public Libraries
Lebanon Recreation & Parks
OSHER at Dartmouth
Special Needs Support Center
The Family Place
The Village at White River Junction
Upper Valley Business Alliance
Upper Valley Senior Center
Vital Communities


These businesses are program partners. For sponsoring businesses, please visit Business Sponsorship.
Ellis Music
Lucky’s Coffee Garage
Vermont Violins

Upcoming Partnership Events

Isidore String Quartet Master Class

Tuesday, April 30,
7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm EDT
First Congregational Church of Lebanon

Hopkins Center visiting artists will coach local musicians on their performances.

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Classes Offered with Partners

Students play instruments they created.

Art-estra Orchestra

2024: August 5-9
Monday - Friday, 1:30-4:30 PM
AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon

Students 6-8 will explore a variety of visual art materials as they create their own instruments and learn to play them.

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a girl painting at an easel

Painting to the Music

2024: July 15-19
Ages 6-8: 9 am - 12 pm
Ages 9-12: 1:30-4:30 pm
AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon

Translate the music of various instruments into visual imagery using a variety of drawing and painting media

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Caregivers and babies respond to music.

Music Together Babies™

Spring 2024: March 25-May 20
Winter 2024: January 8-March 4
Mondays 12 pm
Women's Health Resource Center, Lebanon, NH

Open up the world of music-learning for your new little one!

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