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Classes for Strings

Fiddlers enjoying a traditional tune.

Summer 2019 Fiddle Workshops

August 5-8
Monday-Thursday, 5;30-6:30 or 6:45-7:45
These workshops have been canceled. Please contact us if you're interested to help us find the right time to reschedule them!

For both advanced beginner adult fiddlers who want to expand their repertoire/upgrade their chops and classical violinists who want to try out traditional vocabulary and improvisation.

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Summer 2019 Monday Night Fiddle

Dates: June 25-August 13
Days & Times: Mondays 7:15-8:15 pm

Intermediate level adults learn tunes and styles from Celtic, French Canadian, Cape Breton, and New England Contra Dance traditions.

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Guitar student working with UVMC faculty Tristan Bellerive

Intermediate Group Guitar

Fall: September 9-December 16
Spring: January 27-May 11
Days & Times: Mondays 6-7 pm

Group guitar class for intermediate players who want to strengthen improvisation skills, fretboard knowledge and more.

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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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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

Sinfonia

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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