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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 2020-21

Arts & Culture Organizations

AVA Gallery & Art Center
Choral Arts Foundation
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Lebanon Opera House
Music To Life


Cardigan Mountain School

Independent Artists and Studios

Apple Hill String Quartet
Balourdet String Quartet
Claudia Rahardjanoto
Daniel Bernard Roumain
George Fowler
Joey Blake
Joy Truskowski
Miller/Porfiris Duo
Nyla Watson
Sean Hay
Shem Gaboury
Shireen Amini

Social Service, Cultural, and Civic Organizations

Aging in Place in Norwich
DHMC Aging Resource Center
DHMC Women’s Health Resource Center
First Congregational Church, Lebanon
Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley
Goodwill NNE
Grafton County Senior Citizens Council
Lebanon Recreation, Arts & Parks
Monroe Methodist Church
OSHER at Dartmouth

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

Special Needs Support Center
The Family Place
The Village at White River Junction
Upper Valley Senior Center
Wheelock Terrace


These businesses are program partners. For sponsoring businesses, please visit Business Sponsorship.
Vermont Violins

Upcoming Partnership Events

Astrid Schween

Chamber Music Master Class with Astrid Schween

Saturday, November 6,
10:30 am
to 12:00 pm EDT
Donations Accepted
Ticket reservation required in advance. Stay tuned for how to reserve your spot!
First Congregational Church of Lebanon

Watch a master artists coach local chamber ensembles.

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Classes Offered with Partners

a girl painting at an easel

Painting to the Music

July 19-23
Ages 10-13: 9 am - 12 pm
Ages 6-9: 1-4 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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Students play instruments they created.

Art-estra Orchestra

2021 Dates: August 2-6
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm (early/late care available)
AVA Gallery & Art Center, Lebanon

Students 6-9 will explore a variety of visual art materials as they create their own instruments and learn to play them.

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