Scrag Mountain Music is passionate about its community and seeks to be a vital organization for the arts in Vermont.
Scrag offers "Come as you are, Pay what you can" concerts at unique venues including farms, galleries, churches, and other community centers throughout Central Vermont. Scrag concerts feature a range of innovative music and are presented using teaching artist techniques, encouraging audience interaction and participation.
Very Open Rehearsals
Scrag offers its community a unique opportunity to participate in our rigorous rehearsal process from the early stages. Attendees are encouraged to interrupt rehearsals to ask questions as the musicians work. Come with a curious mind about how music is made.
School Engagement ProgramS and Musical Curricula
Scrag offers highly interactive musical programs at local schools throughout Vermont. Contact Lara@scragmountainmusic.org if you would like to connect a school in your community to Scrag or click here to explore our musical curricula offerings!
Scrag is a Carnegie Hall Weill Music Lullaby Project partner. Working with new and expecting parents in our community to create special lullabies for their babies. Contact Lara@scragmountainmusic.org if you are interested in becoming a partner or getting involved. Click here to learn more about our programs.
Scrag offers pop-up concerts around Vermont in locations where you might least expect to hear classical music! Contact Lara@scragmountainmusic.org if you are interested in having us do a pop-up at your business.
Members of our email list are invited to spontaneous gatherings at the home of Scrag co-Artistic Directors Evan and Mary. A potluck dinner is followed by an in-depth musical exploration.
Composers spend time in Vermont interacting with the surroundings, the community, and musicians as they develop a new work inspired by their experiences. See an example of a past Scrag composer-in-residence program here.
Evan's Spiritual Soundings feature improvised loop-based ambient music for double bass, hammer dulcimer, and synthesizer with an intentional theme. The community is invited to participate in these ceremonies in whatever spiritual modalities they want -- meditation, prayer, dance, chanting/vocal sounding, deep listening -- while holding the intention of the session's theme. The hope is that this music and these gatherings will facilitate deep meditative experience which connects audiences to one another and all consciousness.
Music in Hospice Program
A new Scrag initiative that brings music to hospice care in Central Vermont.