About the Center
Our mission, who we are, and what we do
Founded in 1986, the Northampton Community Music Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the love and pursuit of music within our community through quality education, performances and activities that are accessible to all.
Our building features 15 teaching studios, 18 pianos, 8 grands and 10 uprights, 2 recital halls, and a fully equipped recording studio.
Classes and Programming
Whatever type of music you want to learn, NCMC has something for you. Regardless of age, experience level or financial situation, there are many opportunities for everyone to be a part of music!
We offer both private lessons and group instruction, and offer financial aid on all programming.
Our Teachers and Students
NCMC has something for everyone! There are programs and lessons offered for students of all ages, instruments and styles.
We have taught over 20,000 students since our founding in 1986.
With 49 instructors on our faculty, over half of them have been teaching at NCMC for 15 years or longer, and more than 70% have a Master's Degree or higher.
Artistic Director, New Orleans Chamber Players
"As a teen, NCMC gave me a place to look forward to visiting each week, with both private lessons and the brass ensemble with Donna Gouger. She inspired me to strive for musical excellence - but even more so to keep a smile and a laugh at the forefront of life. Now as a professional, I strive to keep that youthful joy shining through me."
Nashville Recording Artst
"Being lucky enough to have my album appear at #16 on the Billboard chart , or my songs appear in Rolling Stone magazine, playing shows with Huey Lewis and the News, Reba McIntyre, America, Foreigner, I can honestly say none of that would have been possible if not for the impact NCMC had on me"
"I owe all of my success to Jane Hanson and NCMC. ...I wouldn't have the professional musical theater career that I have today, I am so grateful and love you all so much"
"I am so grateful to NCMC and the Youth Jazz Ensemble to give me a space to feel comfortable and be creative...and that was such a gift to have as a young person, and I am so grateful for that, which I would not have had if it wasn't for NCMC"
Board & Administration
Jason Trotta, Executive Director
Rebecca Schrader, Registrar
Jeffrey Fulmer, Administrative Assistant
Dori Parkman, Bookkeeper
Board of Directors:
Meredith Hoverman, President
Karen Gengler, 1st Vice President
Nancy Cheevers, 2nd Vice President
Don Carden, Treasurer
Joe Blumenthal, Clerk
William Feinstein, Founder
Borromeo String Quartet
Meg Kelsey Wright