Music Collective Benefit Concert, Open House

Submitted by Open Music Collective

On Sunday, September 13 at 4 p.m., Open Music Collective will hold a benefit concert and open house. The concert will take place at OMC's new handicapped-accessible school space, at 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, in Brattleboro.

Open Music Collective is a recently formed non-profit music school dedicated to education and training in a variety of musical styles and genres, for students at all levels, in a comfortable and encouraging setting. Historically, music has evolved and been passed along from mentor to student, and the Open Music Collective continues in this tradition.

Together, the faculty of OMC - all local and regional musicians - have several decades of teaching and performing experience, in a variety of styles, from jazz to bluegrass to classical to rock. They include Artistic Director Jamie MacDonald (bass, ensembles, theory), Kate Parsons (piano), Claire Arenius (drums), Phil Bloch (violin, viola), Draa Hobbs (guitar), Doug Raneri (drums), Vernon David (cello, composition), David Goodrich (guitar) and Gil Chase-Pinkney (sax).

Beginning mid-September, OMC will be offering a variety of workshops, multi-week ensembles and private lessons, for beginning to advanced students of all ages.

For more information, see the website at www.openmusiccolletive.org, or call 275-5054.

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