UVMC Celebrates Our 25th Anniversary
The 2019-20 season marks UVMC’s 25th annivesary of making music in the Upper Valley!
The organization was established in 1995 with a three-fold mission to:
• create instrumental and vocal ensembles where none existed;
• serve as a clearinghouse for information about the area’s musical organizations and activities; and
• provide a place for people to come together to develop their musical knowledge, proficiency, and enjoyment.
UVMC was the brainchild of three founders: a parent with a background in marketing, a professional string teacher with extensive experience in academic and business administration, and an amateur chamber musician with years of involvement in the nonprofit field.
Initially UVMC focused on providing ensemble opportunities and chamber music. In 2006, UVMC established a Suzuki Program, which paved the way for a growing faculty in a variety of instruments and voice. In 2008, UVMC moved to 63 Hanover Street in Lebanon and expanded further to become the region’s only full service community music school. In January 2017, UVMC’s Board of Directors launched a capital campaign to acquire a permanent home at 8 South Park Street in Lebanon. Now situated in our home on Colburn Park, with a wide range of lesson instruction, ensemble opportunities, group classes, and music-making events, UVMC’s mission continues to be providing and promoting the best in music education throughout the Upper Valley.
We hope you’ll join us to make and enjoy music during celebratory season! Stay tuned for more news and events.