Fall 2017 music opportunities at KCMC…
• Private lesson opportunities continue
(registration for fall lessons open NOW,
and continuing through August 30 (via

Continuing or returning students should sort out lesson schedules directly with their current (or most recent) instructor. Whether you take a weekly lesson or only a handful of lessons, work with your teacher can help you keep your technical development on the right track. [If assistance in registration is needed, please contact the office directly (]

New students should contact the KCMC office directly.
For youth students: summer lessons can provide you with technical essentials that will help you prepare to become a participant in the performing ensemble at your school.
For adult students: Treat yourself to a reunion with the instrument you played years ago OR dive into a first-time experience playing an instrument. Instructors will advise you as to where and how to go about renting (or purchasing) an instrument that will best fit your musical goals. Morning lesson times may be available for adult students, so please inquire.

• Fall 2017 Chamber Music and Musicianship Program
(registration for the fall session open NOW,
and continuing through August 30 (via

Chamber Music sessions this summer were very successful, marked by the enthusiastic participation of players new to the discipline as well as a few veterans. The summer program concluded with an in-house recital featuring a trio playing selected movements from a Suite by J.S.Bach, a quartet of violinists playing two movements of a Telemann concerto for that instrumentation, a cello trio playing a movement of a Telemann suite, and a string quartet performing the opening movement of a Mozart string quartet. The coaches applaud the fine efforts and musical progress of all the players. Thus inspired……

The chamber music program this fall will consist of a series of eight Wednesday (6-7 pm) chamber music rehearsals/coachings at KCMC. This program is designed primarily to accommodate string players and pianists, though players of other instruments should inquire if interested. Music faculty will work with participants in rehearsals designed to further accuracy in music reading, group intonation and sound quality, rhythmic problem solving, and other skills essential to collaborative music making.
[Note: Students will be assigned to groups in accordance with technical ability and experience on the instrument rather than by age group.]

Schedule: Sept 6, 13, 20, 27 AND Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

$144.00 per participant who is also taking lessons at KCMC during the Fall CM session
(8 sessions x $18.00…….10% discount off full rate)
$160.00 per participant (8 sessions x $20.00)

• NEW for fall 2017: small class offerings (3 students max)
Fundamentals of Music Theory I: Music reading, rhythmic problem solving, introduction to scale forms, intervals and chords
(registration for the fall theory class open NOW,
and continuing through August 30 (via

Schedule: Sept 12, 19, 26 AND Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 (5:15-6:00 pm)
Fee structure:
$144.00 per participant who is also taking lessons at KCMC during the Fall CM session
(8 sessions x $18.00…….10% discount off full rate)
$160.00 per participant (8 sessions x $20.00)
[textbook materials for this class: Benward & Saker: Music in Theory & Practice, vol. I – please consult the instructor before purchasing] [note: this same textbook includes the materials for KCMC’s Fundamentals of Music Theory II and III, to be offered in future terms]

• Fall Chamber Music Play-in event for Adults (18 and over):
November 4, 2017
on-line registration [] October 1-7
(direct invitation/reminder email will be sent to past participants in September)
on Nov 4th: two sessions: 1:00-2:30 pm and 3:00-4:30 pm


The String Shop at KCMC
KCMC has a small selection of instruments, mostly violins, available to rent starting at $10/month. Also available for rent are two violas (a 13″ and a15″) as well as one cello. KCMC can also order instrument packages and bows from a wholesale division of Shar Products, a instrument, strings, accessories and sheet music firm based in Ann Arbor, MI. Please contact Rebecca (Junnila) Baldini if you have questions regarding instruments available through the String Shop.

COOK (Community Orchestra of Keene) News
COOK will be on hiatus during the coming fall term. The orchestra may reconvene in the winter term of 2018. See the Winter Newsletter (coming in mid-November of this year) for updates. Meanwhile, former COOK players are encouraged to participate in the fall chamber music program. (see above)

Winter newsletter updates will come your way mid-November. All best wishes for a smooth transition into fall schedules. We hope to see many of you involved in the programs at KCMC! [Faith Miller for KCMC]