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Classes for Strings

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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violinists playing chamber music

Chamber Music Sight Reading Parties

Fridays, 5:30-7pm
Adults: October 8, 22, November 5, December 3, January 7
Students: October 15, November 12, December 10, January 14
Upper Valley Music Center

Join UVMC for a series of outdoor, socially-distanced chamber music sight reading parties.

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young chamber ensemble on violin and cello

Sinfonia

Fall 2021: September 20-January 17
Mondays 4-4:45 pm
UVMC Elgar Room

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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Adult Cello performance

Cello Choir

Fall 2021: September 16-November 18
Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am
UVMC Bach Room

For adult cellists, this weekly class will include work on technique as well as cello choir ensemble pieces.

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Violins Performing

Tour Group

2021-22: September 20-May 23
Monday 6-6:45 pm
First Congregational Church, Lebanon

Tour Group is a conductorless chamber ensemble for highly committed violin & viola students.

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student violinists with conductor

Note Reading Explorers

Fall 2021: September 20-January 17
Violins: Mondays 5-5:45 pm
Violas & Cellos: Mondays 4-4:45 pm

Boost your music-reading skills in a fun environment with other students.

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English Country Dance Music Sessions

Sundays 7-8:30 pm
Second and Fourth Sundays

UVMC English Country Dance Instrumental Music sessions provide a friendly, flexible and spontaneous small ensemble setting for beginning, intermediate to experienced players of a variety of traditional instruments.

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Fiddle students listening to a new tune.

Beginning Fiddle Parts 1 & 2

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 pm*
Part 1 Fall 2021: September 21-January 11
Part 2 Spring: TBA
UVMC Elgar Room

Beginning adults start with the very basics: how to hold the fiddle and bow with clean, relaxed technique that fits your body, how to “hear” and remember a tune.

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Monday Night Fiddle

Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm
Fall 2021: 12 weeks beginning September 20
UVMC Elgar Room and online via Zoom

Learn tunes and styles from Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, and New England Contra Dance traditions.

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Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Continuing Fiddle

Fall 2021: September 21-January 11
Tuesdays 7-8 pm*
UVMC Elgar Room

Learn tunes by ear and explore style and technique in Irish, Old Time, New England, and French Canadian traditional tunes.

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