Centre Music House Introduces New Ensemble Program To Keep Kids Playing ‘Together Apart’

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FRAMINGHAM – Centre Music House today, September 22, announced the start of their latest musical endeavor – Centre Music House Ensembles.

The program was created as a way to help students whose traditional band and orchestra programs were put on hold or cancelled due to
the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will be run by Chris McGillicuddy, a former student of Centre Music House and graduate of Framingham Public Schools, and is set to begin rehearsals in early October.

Centre Music House Ensembles will be open to students who are taking lessons at Centre Music House as well as middle school students in Framingham.

“We are starting ensembles as a way to create a stronger community of musicians in the MetroWest area” says Chris McGillicuddy, Director of Ensembles at Centre Music House. “We believe music is an essential part of life and a perfect tool to create a community of people working towards a common goal. Centre Music will start with the two ensembles now, but will grow over time and eventually offer something for all musicians.”

The Ensembles program is the latest in online offerings from Centre Music House, which has been serving the Metrowest community since 1973. Within days of Framingham going into lockdown because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Centre Music House transitioned its nearly 50-year in-person lesson program to a fully virtual model, complete with in-house technical support. Max Larson, the director of Centre Music House, was the driving force behind
the online transition and has been pleased with the outcomes.

(photo credit: LaRueBoweRs Photography)

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