UVMC Launches Capital Campaign for New Home
The Upper Valley Music Center (UVMC) has launched a capital campaign to fund the purchase of the former Downs Rachlin Martin law firm building at 8 South Park Street in Lebanon, NH. The building is currently under contract.
Founded in 1995, the UVMC has grown from a collection of friends making music together into a community music school helping nearly 700 Upper Valley residents learn to make music every year and sharing that music with thousands of audience members.
As the organization has grown, so have facility needs. After careful exploration and consideration, UVMC’s Board of Directors sees a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a permanent home for the UVMC and to solidify music education as a vital component in the heart of Lebanon’s arts district.
UVMC offers year round music education programming for students of all ages and ability levels. Programs include individual lessons, group classes (including summer camps), ensembles and workshops/master classes. Students can find a social music making experience or intensive one-on-one instruction. In the UVMC Chamber Orchestra and the Juneberry Community Chorus, adults from a wide variety of backgrounds come together to make music on a weekly basis.
As envisioned, the new facility will provide additional teaching space for UVMC’s 35 faculty members, as well as a safe drop-off and pick-up area for our young musicians. It will house large group instruction spaces, a small performance space, and studios for individual or small group lessons. Visit www.uvmusic.org/future for more information.