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Summer 2023 at UVMC

In camps, classes, concerts and lessons, students from two months to 80+ years made music at Upper Valley Music Center all summer long. Over the course of the summer UVMC Programs reached more than 1,000 Upper Valley residents.

UVMC continued to develop partnerships with community organizations to bring music education out of the studio and into art galleries, libraries, parks and gymnasiums.

With generous support from our community, more than 600 benefited from music education as part of their summer recreation camps, and faculty and guest artists presented 6 free concerts and workshops

Summer Camps at UVMC

Camps at UVMC included Rhythm Kids Camp, Singing for the Stage, Cello Intensive and Campfire Songs, with 37 children and adults singing, playing, and making music together at 8 South Park Street.

Summer Camp Partnerships

UVMC partnered with Lebanon Recreation, CCBA, and Special Needs Support Center to bring music classes to more than 600 children enrolled in summer recreation camps, building musical skills and creating fun camp memories! UVMC and AVA also continued an ongoing partnership to find the connections between art and music in three summer camps.

Group Classes

Weekly group classes included 60 students in Monday Night Fiddle, Music Together, Hanover Street Chamber Music Festival, and Preparing to Hear Masterworks.

Bach Cello Suites

Ben Kulp's performance of the solo Bach Cello Suites was accompanied by a Preparing to Hear Masterworks course, co-led by Ben and Mark Nelson, to enrich the listening experience of audience members.

Carmen Treble Ensemble

UVMC partnered with Opera North for a children's chorus, giving 8 young singers the chance to perform in a professionally produced opera.

Community Partnerships

UVMC partnered with Lebanon Libraries and other organizations with a range of workshops and performances by UVMC faculty, guest artists, and students. Performers included Tristan Bellerive, the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival Quartet, and the Oak Hill Music Festival. Participatory events included a Indonesian Gamelan workshop, Taiko drumming, a song circle, and a family dance.

Individual Lessons

During the summer months, 237 students ranging from ages 4-80+ connected in one-on-one lessons with UVMC faculty.

Student performances

Students performed at Lebanon Opera House's free Nexus Festival, at a meeting of the New Hampshire Executive Council, and for a family contra dance, among other venues.