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The Open Music Collective is a place for Musicians


The Open
Music Collective is a collection of local, regional and national artists who come together to perform, teach, and appreciate music. We offer mentoring programs – master-classes, workshops, private lessons, ensemble courses, and jam sessions. As a result, we are a gathering place for musicians of all styles and all levels. At OMC, everyone is welcome!

_DSC3063On September 11, Open Music Collective will be starting its fall semester with the return of its Jazz Vocal Repertoire class and evening Jazz Ensemble.

After a long hiatus, OMC is happy to announce its return to offering classes that were once a staple of the music community. Jamie MacDonald, a founder and teacher of these ensembles (and Open Music Collective) is newly returned and rejuvenated touting a Master’s Degree from UMass in Music Performance in double bass, and solidifying his position in the music community becoming faculty at Smith College, Deerfield Academy and The Putney School. He is excited to be returning to his musical and spiritual home at OMC.

The Jazz Vocal Repertoire Class will be held Monday Evenings at 5:00 pm. Compositions of study include music of Duke Ellington, Abbie Lincoln, and the great American songbook. Learning songs, writing charts, working with rhythm sections, counting off tunes and improvising will be covered in all classes. Class has limited room for 6 people and vocalists will be singing with an experienced rhythm section. This class runs for 10 sessions and ends in a concert and is $275 for adults.

OMC Jazz Ensemble will meet on Monday’s at 7pm and is open to all ages and abilities.  Study jazz by listening to specific pieces, sharing historical information, and playing classic arrangements and compositions in a safe, informative and encouraging environment. Jazz standards and Bebop melodies will be picked for the individual class for a tailored learning experience, all levels. . This class runs for 10 sessions and ends in a concert and is $250 for adults.
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Frequently the class times change to accommodate students schedules as well as additional class times being added for interested students.  Please contact us and let us help you.

Private lessons are also offered by Jake Charkey (beginning strings, cello, composition, Indian music), Stephan Amidon (drums) and Jamie MacDonald (Bass – Upright and Electric, Harmony, Jazz Vocals, Theory, Improvisation all instruments).

The Open Music Collective is a Vermont nonprofit providing a space for musicians, offering music classes and lessons for all ages including ensembles, masterclasses and summer camps. Students will not be refused for lack of funds.

For questions or further information, contact the Open Music Collective: 802-275-5054 or openmusiccollective@gmail.com. The Open Music Collective is located at 74 Cotton Mill Hill Studio A-335 Brattleboro, VT 05301.

 

The Open Music Collective is a Vermont nonprofit providing a space for music, education, offering music classes and lessons for all ages including ensembles, masterclasses and summer camps. We are fortunate to currently be able to offer limited scholarships to needy students.

Come to the OMC to learn how to listen, interpret and manipulate rhythm, experiment within and outside of a form, use dynamics in your sound, develop articulation nuances, discover the power of role models, and the meaning of trust.

The OMC hopes that all who participate, novice to master, are inspired and enlightened.