CONCORD, NH – As a proud partner of the fifth annual Capital Arts Fest in downtown Concord, NH, Concord Community Music School presents its free Arts Fest Open House on Saturday, September 25, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. No musical experience? No problem! The Arts Fest Open House is admission-free and open to everyone, with participatory musical activities and performances. Pop in for a session, or stay the whole time, and don’t miss the all-day “musical yard sale” on the lower level. SAT. SEPT. 25 - MUSIC SCHOOL’S ARTS FEST OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE 10:00-10:45am: Music and Movement with Heather Oberheim (Community... Read more →

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has created the new Lynda Cohen Performing Arts Series, which will offer two free concerts this summer. Presenting the musical acts Beg, Steal or Borrow and Low Lily, both concerts will be hosted at the AMC Highland Center, located in the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. Concerts are open to the public and preregistration for attendees is encouraged. Read more →

On Saturday, May 1, at 7:00pm, Songweavers Women’s Chorus of Concord Community Music School celebrates 30 years of singing together. A virtual spring concert entitled “Joy!” will include interview clips with some women who have sung with the group since the beginning, a poem written for the occasion, a retrospective slide show, a virtual choir, and some sing-alongs. With special guest Carolyn Parrott, the founding Director of Songweavers, the program will span songs from the very first season to songs written to celebrate this momentous anniversary, as well as a duet by Carolyn and the current director, Peggo Horstmann Hodes. Read more →

On Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30pm, join members of Concord Community Music School’s Music School's jazz, folk, and South Asian classical music faculty for “Common Ground: Weaving Nepali & American Musical Traditions.” This virtual program of compositions and improvisations, sponsored by the Walker Lecture Series in partnership with the Music School, reflects the five artists’ musical traditions and their adventuresome spirit. Read more →

Concord Community Music School’s popular weekday Music & Movement classes return to the in-person format for our youngest musical learners, 4 months through 6 years, and their parents, grandparents, or caregivers, starting April 5. Led by Heather Oberheim, R-DMT, a wide range of classes engage children from head to toe, and keep everyone moving, singing, and laughing with songs, stories, movement games, rhythm instruments, and fun! Read more →

Concord Community Music School is welcoming new and continuing students for private lessons and ensembles, including several exciting new “Inside the Music” remote classes in musical theatre, traditional music, and Song Club that begin February 1. Please visit for a list of offerings and biographies of our talented faculty members, who have been outstanding in staying connected with their students and delivering highly praised virtual teaching. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the spring semester for private lessons, with the popular student recitals and weekly performance workshops continuing on YouTube and Zoom this spring. Welcoming participation from young children, teens, and adults into their 90’s, financial aid is available and central to the Music School’s inclusive mission. Read more →

Voice instructor Tyler Shore returns to his roots at Concord Community Music School, as the school’s newest faculty member in voice and theatre. He is the fourth Music School alum to join the Music School faculty in recent years, along with Alana Chown (cello), who is also new this year, plus Scott Kiefner (bass), and Liz Faiella (fiddle). Read more →

Concord's  McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a belated 30th birthday celebration for the Hubble Space Telescope on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m., to recognize three decades of amazing images and discoveries from this space telescope. Attendees can make star finders, vote for their favorite Hubble image, toast the telescope with cupcakes, and take home telescope image lithographs. Read more →

Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA), in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, has added three dates to their “Music in the Park” mini-concert series. The upcoming concerts – 3:00pm on Sunday, September 13, 20, and 27 – all feature faculty, alums, and friends of the Music School, and will take place at the Music School’s parkside stage, which overlooks beautiful Fletcher-Murphy Park in downtown Concord. Read more →