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!

concertposterOpen Music Collective Summer Jazz Intensive Faculty Concert

On Saturday, July 25, at 7:30pm, OMC’s SJI will be celebrating its six year with a jazz concert and reception at The Hooker-Dunham Theater on Main St. Brattleboro VT featuring special guests Mitch Seidman on guitar and Catherine Jensen-Hole on vocals. Also on the program will be Claire Arenius on drums, Carl Clements on woodwinds and Jamie MacDonald on bass.
During the summer intensive, students get to work intimately with teachers in ensemble, improvisation, instrument masterclass and impromptu style jazz jams. Everyone has a chance to immerse themselves for a few days into music with abilities, interests and musical backgrounds across the spectrum. The experienced teachers have a performance background ranging from Sheila Jordan, Charles Neville, to Charlie Haden, Bobby Bradford and Attila Zoller.
This year the student concert will be on Sunday, July 26 at 1pm also at the Hooker-Dunham Theater and feature 3 student groups.
Open Music Collective since 2009 has put on multitude of concerts and workshops, including 12 semesters of ensemble classes including Vocal, Jazz, Classical Guitar, kid’s composition, Rock Camps and Bluegrass.

Come celebrate and support the growth and continuation of these programs; witness some great music from some of the region’s top performers.

The faculty concert is open to the public with a $5-$20 suggested donation for the concert.

Concerts held at Hooker-Dunham Theater, www.hookerdunham.org for more information regarding location, or call 802 254 5054 or email openmusiccollective@gmail.com for questions/reservations. For more information on Open Music Collective or SJI go to openmusiccollective.org or summerjazzintensive.com

The Open Music Collective is a nonprofit educational institution with 501(c) status and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Faculty Bios

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.