Northampton Community Music Center

139 South Street

Northampton, MA  01060

(413) 585-0001

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NCMC is a proud member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

NCMC programs are made possible in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Chamber music at NCMC is supported by a grant from ACMP (Associated Chamber Music Players).

Office Hours (Sept-June)

Mondays  12:00-6:30

Tuesdays  9:00-6:30

Wednesdays  9:00-6:30

Thursdays  9:00-6:30

Fridays  9:00-5:00

Office Hours (July-Aug)

Mondays  9:00-6:00

Tuesdays  9:00-6:00

Wednesdays  9:00-6:00

Thursdays  9:00-6:00

NCMC EIN number: 04-3428393

Summer Programs (2019) 

Private Lessons are available for youth and adults throughout the summer based on faculty availability. Students may enroll for as few as four lessons, or as many as the teacher can accommodate.  Upon registration, schedules will be coordinated with the Registrar.

To register for any of our summer offerings, complete and submit our

summer registration form.

Family Music  (ages 0-5)

Registration Deadline:  June 10

Tuesday and Thursday, July 9-25, 2019 - 9:30 -10:15 am

Music ability is as much a basic life skill as walking and talking, and all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with pleasure and confidence in the music of their culture.

Family Music is an opportunity to nurture your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement as we sing, dance, chant, and play instruments in an informal setting that will enrich their musical environment and guide them towards a lifetime of music making enjoyment.  For children ages birth through 5 years with parent/caregiver. To register online, click here.

Carolyn Mazel, instructor

Music Discoveries: Create A Musical!  (ages 5-9)

Registration Deadline:  June 10      Extended deadline: July 1

Monday through Friday, July 8-12, 2019 - 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Participants will put their imaginations to work writing a collective story.  Incorporating various visual and musical arts activities, participants will create characters, scenes, props and costumes, as well as songs and musical effects to interweave within the story.  The program concludes with a public performance of the finished musical for family and friends. To download the complete brochure, click here

Liam Hurley, instructor

Blues Jam Class  (adults)

Registration Deadline:  July 20

Tuesdays (6 weeks), Dates July 9, 16, 23 and Aug, 2019, 6:30-7:45 pm

NCMC's weekly Blues Jam Class is a small ensemble program for adults open to guitarists, vocalists and other instrumentalists interested in coming together to play a variety of styles of blues.

Adam Bosse, instructor

Summer Youth Chamber Music Program

Registration Deadline:  April 7

Monday through Friday, June 24-28, 2019

Jr. Program (grades 4-6) - 9:15 am-12:30 pm

Sr. Program (grades 6-12) - 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Auditions:  Fri, Feb 15, 4:00-6:30 pm;  Sat, Mar 30, 1:00-4:00 pm;  Fri, Apr 5, 4:00-6:30 pm (call to schedule)

Participants will be offered the opportunity to work in small and large ensembles with peers at their age and experience level under the instruction of experienced faculty coaches.  Special workshops are offered each day, and the program concludes with a public performance for family and friends.  To download the complete brochure, click here.

Summer Rock Band Program  (ages 10-18)

Registration Deadline:  May 20

Week 1:  Monday through Friday, July 15-19, 2019 - 11:30 am-4:00 pm

Week 2:  Monday through Friday, July 22-26, 2019 - 11:30 am-4:00 pm

Optional Recording Studio Class Add-On  (ages 13-18):  10:00-11:30 am

Participants will learn the fundamentals of working in a rock band with peers at their age and experience level under the instruction of experienced faculty coaches.  The program concludes with a public performance for family and friends.  To download the complete brochure, click here.