Play with the Upper Valley Chamber Orchestra
Joining the Orchestra
There are no auditions—participation is by agreement with the conductor. Players are encouraged to come to two rehearsals for free early in any session to help decide if they want to join. The orchestra’s semesters do not necessarily align 100% with UVMC’s.
Read the UVCO Member Handbook for more details.
There’s a fee of $100 per year or part year for players, with scholarship money available to make sure no one is kept out because of cost. Please note that the fee does not cover all expenses for music, rehearsal and concert space, the conductor’s stipend, and office overhead; voluntary contributions are solicited from time to time.
Be sure to give your contact information to UVMC staff and orchestra organizers so that you don’t miss last minute schedule or venue changes.
Rehearsal Locations and Times
We rehearse primarily at Lebanon Middle School’s music room, accessed from parking lot behind the school. A keypad code is necessary for opening the outside door, and you must get the code by phone, not by email; the school is very clear on this point. Please be sure to contact the UVMC office (603-448-1642), the conductor, or another orchestra organizer in advance to get the code.
Map address for the Middle School: 3 Moulton Ave, Lebanon, NH 03766
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Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 9. This means arrive in time to play at 7. Concerts are Sunday afternoons.