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Chris Nourse
Chris NourseViolin, Viola, Chamber Music
Christopher Nourse studied violin at Hartt College with Robert Glazer and Abraham Mishkin. He has been a member of the Cantabrigia Orchestra, Cambridge; the Vermont Symphony, and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony. He is currently a member of the Granite State Symphony, Granite State Opera Orchestra, and the White Mountain String Quartet. Chris has been a conductor and coach for the North East Youth Symphony, the Northeastern Suzuki Festival, and NHASTA’s String Festival. Chris was selected as string teacher of the year in 2002 by the NH Association of String Teachers (NHASTA).

Chris Nourse has been on the faculty of Mountain Top Music Center since its founding in 1996.

Chris’s teaching philosophy:
“As a teacher I realize that the idea of studying an instrument can be intimidating. This is sometimes the case for violin, which has a reputation for being challenging. I find that with enjoyable lessons, by playing many kinds of music and by introducing new tools only when needed, students make good progress and feel really good about their accomplishments.

“I enjoy teaching and playing. Music has greatly enriched my life. My students generally feel the same way once they get going.“


The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

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