Location: Catamount Outback Artspace
Northern Vermont Songwriters is a new organization for songwriters to share knowledge and maximize creativity. Membership and meetings are free. We meet at 6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month in the wooden octagonal building behind Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Songwriters from Vermont, New Hampshire and anywhere else are invited to attend, and all genres of music are welcome. Songwriters may bring a song to share. The song may be performed live for the group, or a recording may be played (an iPhone dock will be available). Songwriters are encouraged to bring 6 copies of lyrics to share with the group. They may also bring lyrics only, or choose to simply listen and comment on the songs of others. Members might be invited to participate in public performances, including a Songwriter Round at Catamount Arts and at First Night. Another exciting benefit is occasional workshops hosted by music industry professionals, designed to help songwriters improve their craft. Please join us for our next meeting. Any questions should be sent to email@example.com; or phone: (802) 467-9859.
Monday-Friday, July 10-14, 8:30-11:30am
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 8:30-11:30am
Location: St. Johnsbury School
Instructors: Jason Bergman and Lynn Murphy
EPIC Music, a new community music program inspired by the worldwide El Sistema program, will kick off this summer with a two week summer sampler. Students entering grades 1-5 will learn the fundamentals of playing violin in an ensemble. Students with some string experience as well as students with no musical experience at all are welcome to participate. EPIC Music Camp is free, and all instruction, instruments, snacks and lunch are provided free of charge.
EPIC Music Camp is FULL; however, we are taking names for a waiting list. Please complete an enrollment form and we will contact you if a space opens up. Registration Form.
For more information on EPIC Music and El Sistema, go HERE.
Barnet resident Jason Bergman is a musician and educator. He is director of the St. Johnsbury Academy string program and an adjunct professor at Lyndon State College conducting the NEK Community Orchestra. His teachers include: Olga Bloom, Sharon Yamada and his four violinist sisters. As a fiddler and vocalist he has performed worldwide and is a member of the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra. He enjoys a thriving teaching studio at his home, assisted by his cat Socrates.
Lynn Murphy, violin and viola, has taught and played professionally in the Central Pennsylvania area for over 20 years, and served for many years on the Board of the Central Pennsylvania Suzuki Association. Students and parents enrolling in her private teaching studio joined a collaborative learning community that included weekly group classes, parent and student workshops, and frequent forays into the community to perform recitals. Now a full-time School Psychologist, she continues to freelance throughout the region, and to perform with the York Symphony Orchestra, and the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra.
(For adults and older high school students)
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9am-noon and Saturday, July 22, all day
Catamount Arts Center Gallery
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT
Instructor: Julia Talcott
Be a part of an Art Happening: not for the timid! This class will take you through the concept, creation, and printing of a black and white large print. For five mornings, we will work with paintbrushes, woodcut tools, power tools and more to create an image on an oversize piece of wood or linoleum. The class will culminate with a day-long steamroller printing event, during which we will print our efforts.
Class fee: $180 for Catamount Arts members; $230 for non-members (includes a year-long membership in Catamount Arts).
Julia Talcott is a printmaker, illustrator, and teacher. Educated at Williams College and Cranbrook Academy of Art, she currently maintains a studio and teaches relief printmaking techniques at arts centers in the Boston area. Award-winning illustrator, creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she is a member of the Boston Printmakers, as well as the Bromfield Gallery. Her work is in private, museum and corporate collections, including the MFA Boston. She is a regular teacher and coordinator of Big Print, a steamroller printing event at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. She recently received an Honorable Mention in the Arts Connect Juried Exhibition at Catamount Arts.