Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by providing inspiring music education and by offering performance and listening opportunities throughout the area.
What we do:
Mountain Top Music Center is a community music school located in Conway, New Hampshire. Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by providing inspiring music education and by offering performance and listening opportunities throughout the area. We use music to build community through group study and performance, shared listening, and mutually respectful, inter-generational, multi-cultural musical communication. More than 350 people participate in our lessons, classes, workshops, and community ensembles each year. We offer progressive, coordinated music education to students of all ages. For children we provide developmentally appropriate instruction aimed at nurturing the means for music expression. We offer adults a way to begin or extend their musical skills and expertise.
Mountain Top Music Center presents a variety of concerts bringing the work of our students, community ensembles, and faculty to the community. We also present professional musicians and ensembles, often in collaboration with other non-profit organizations. In recent years attendance at MTMC concerts has increased noticeably. We understand that many concert audiences are composed of individuals who were once or still are music students. We link our community of students with our community of listeners, seeking to expand both.
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Mary Bastoni – Voice and musical theatre
Bruce Berquist – Percussion, musicology, music technology and business
Chad Cummings – Piano, guitar, electric bass
Julia Howell – Director of Education; Viola, violin, composition
Jenny Huang-Dale – Cello, violin, viola
Chris Nourse – Violin, viola
Sharon Novak – Children’s music, piano, guitar, ukulele
Justin Ramos – Piano, guitar
Eric Rollnick – Percussion
Elizabeth Roth – Voice, harp
Mike Sakash – Saxophone, clarinet
Judy Teehan – Flute, recorder
Laurie Turley – winds, brass
George Wiese – Executive Director; Piano, trombone, musicology
George Wiese – Executive Director; Piano, Trombone, Musicology
Julia Howell – Director of Education; Viola, Violin, Composition
Kate Vachon – Administrative Assistant, Registrar
Frank Benesh – Treasurer
Linda Vienneau – Bookkeeper
Beth Funicella, Chair
Les Schoof, Vice-chair
Sarah Kimball, Secretary
Jack Dunn, Emeritus
Patricia Van Doren Dunn, Emerita
Dr. Therese Davison