Established in 2005, Northeast Heritage Music Camp (NHMC) is now a non-profit, group-run organization. The week-long camp, located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, celebrates and promotes the acoustic music and folk dance traditions of New England and eastern Canada, along with related traditions from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, France, the southeastern United States, and other parts of the world.
NHMC is dedicated to fostering lifelong musicianship and love of traditional music through an immersive week-long educational program for musicians of all skill levels. Intensive, workshop-style classes encourage musical growth by both challenging and supporting students to take their musicianship to a new level.
Our goal is to create a vibrant and dynamic musical community in which students and faculty learn from one another and enjoy playing together in formal and informal settings - during the week of camp and beyond.
Northeast Heritage Music Camp was founded in 2005 by Peter Langston and Ken Perlman, who co-directed the camp from 2005-2011. In 2012 they passed the camp to the Board of Directors who started it anew in 2013. What a wonderful vision Peter and Ken had, and what a special camp they created. We are most appreciative and thankful to them for all they have done to make NHMC such a warm, musical community and, in continuing the camp, we strive to maintain that vision.
NHMC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our dedicated board members include staff and enthusiastic campers. They are: Carol Dickson, Doug Feeney, David Kaynor, Rose Jackson, Chris Knippenberg, Oliver Scanlon, Pete Sutherland, Todd Taska, and Cynthia Thomas. Others, too, have volunteered their time and skills toward the re-birth of NHMC. Thank you!