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Classes for Ensembles

Summer string camp students play together.

2019 Summer Strings

August 5 - 9
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm

A day at camp for 6-12 year olds will include orchestra & fiddle class, alongside a rotating enrichment period of movement or art.

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Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra

Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra

Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Fall: September 11-November 24
Messiah Sing Rehearsals: December 11 & 18
Spring: February 5-May 10

Play symphonic repertoire in a community orchestra.

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Chamber musicians benefit from expert coaching.

Chamber Music Coaching

Dates: Scheduled with faculty
Days & Times: Scheduled with faculty

Beginning to advanced level students experience the exhilaration of ensemble playing combined with the intimacy of a small group where each is responsible for their own part.

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Juneberry Choral singers

Ephemera: A No-Time-For-Choir Choir

Spring: January 28-May 12
Fall: September 10-December 17
Tuesday evenings: 7:00-8:15 pm
First class is free! Drop in and give it a try.

Each week we enjoy singing a song with harmonies. No practice, no performance, no extras.

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Chamber music performance at Upper valley Music Center

2019 Hanover Street Chamber Music Festival

Friday June 14: 6:30-9 pm
Friday June 21: 6:30-9 pm
Saturday June 22: 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Sunday June 23: 12-3 pm Dress Rehearsal, 3:30 pm Performance

The Hanover Street Chamber Music Festival is an opportunity for adult instrumentalists and singers to receive professional coaching, meet other classical musicians in the area, and get a chance to perform chamber music repertoire.

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Early Music Chamber Ensemble Coaching

Spring: January 27-April 6
Fall: September 16-November 18
Mondays 2:15-3:15 pm

Students delve into the repertoire of the baroque and renaissance periods in coached ensemble sessions.

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Four teenage violinists developing ensemble skills

Advanced Performance String Ensemble

Spring: January 27-May 11
Fall: September 16 - January 6
Days & Times: Mondays 6-7:30 pm
Lebanon High School

For advanced violin, viola, cello, and bass students ages 11 and up with a high level of commitment, the Advanced Performance String Ensemble and Studio Class offers a chance to develop ensemble and solo skills at a high level.

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Mark Nelson conducts yough ensemble performance

Vivace Orchestra

Spring: January 27-May 11
Fall: September 16-January 13
Mondays 5-6 pm
Lebanon High School

Students 8 and up will learn to create dynamic contrasts, shape phrases, understand how different parts work together to create the whole piece, and how to build a group sound.

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young chamber ensemble performing on violin and cello


Spring: January 27-May 11
Fall: September 16-January 13
Days & Times: Mondays 5-5:45
Lebanon High School

Students will learn how to play in a section, holding their own on a part that is rhythmically & melodically different than other parts of the ensemble.

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young students perform in an orchestra

Orchestra Explorers

Spring: January 27-May 11
Fall: September 16-January 13
Mondays 4-4:45 pm
Lebanon High School

Orchestra Explorers is for string students who are just starting to read music, designed as a supplement to their lesson note reading in a group setting.

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