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).

NCMC EIN number: 04-3428393

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

There are many ways to support NCMC...

Contribute to NCMC's annual fund.

Tuition revenue only covers about 78% of NCMC's annual operating expenses.  It takes the financial support of foundations, local businesses, and individual members of the community to keep our doors open, our tuition rates reasonable, and our scholarship program viable.  Approximately one in seven students who attend NCMC require financial aid from our scholarship program to do so. To date, no qualifying applicant has ever been denied financial aid.  Thank you for believing in our mission and for making music education accessible to all.


NCMC is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization.  All donations to NCMC are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contributions can be made by credit card via Paypal by clicking the "donate" button above, or by sending a check made payable to "NCMC" to the Northampton Community Music Center, 139 South Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Click here to read our Annual Fund Letter.

Are you a business owner/manager?  Be an event sponsor.

NCMC organizes several high-profile events each year, including:

•  Springfest – an all-day event in May featuring hundreds of NCMC students and teachers performing for the public at sites along Main Street in downtown Northampton.

•  Musical Feast – NCMC's signature banquet held each fall, celebrating the music and cuisine of a particular region of the world.
•  Holiday Choral Festival – an event showcasing a variety of choruses and vocal ensembles from around the Pioneer Valley in celebration of the holiday season.

•  House Concerts – elegant limited-seating concerts featuring renowned local musicians at distinctive historical homes around greater Northampton.

Sponsorships are tax-deductible, and help raise your business' standing with the local arts community.  Contact Executive Director Jason Trotta at (413) 585-0001 for more information.

Please support local businesses!! But…. if you need to order something online, assuage your guilt by having 0.5% of your purchase donated to your favorite charity (hopefully NCMC).