Summer Night Music

It’s your time to play! Engage with your peers in a fun and challenging chamber music experience just for adults, in a relaxed setting. Work on individual musicianship and ensemble technique with our accomplished teaching artists. Performances 4th week of each session.

SESSION 1: July 1, 8 , 15, 22

SESSION 2: July 29, August 5, 12, 19

Signup for One or Both Sessions!


7pm – 9:30pm


First Day Meet n’ Greet: 6:30pm – 7pm 

Rehearsals 7pm-9:30 pm 

Concerts Wed July 22 and August 19, 7pm


One Session: $225 (four weeks)
Two Sessions: $395 (eight weeks)
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs. 


Summer Night Music is open to intermediate and advanced level strings, winds, piano, harp, and classical guitar. While chamber music experience is not required, participants should have strong technical, rhythmic, and reading skills. Students are grouped by instrumentation as well as experience and ability level.

All new registrants will be scheduled for a 15-minute audition/placement interview with the program coordinator. Musicians who participated in Summer Night Music in previous years or those who are current Indian Hill Music students do not need to audition. Your responses on the registration form about repertory and ensemble preferences will be shared with the coordinator.

Music will be sent to participants 1-2 weeks before the start date of each session of the program. Early registration is especially helpful to the faculty as it provides ample time to have placement auditions, form groups, and pick repertory in advance of the start date. Your enrollment by mid-May is appreciated.

Of course we encourage home practice! Rehearsal time with your groups is limited, so working out the difficult sections in your music at home or with your private instructor is appreciated by everyone.

Private lessons can be scheduled for those wishing to work through the technical and interpretive details of their assigned pieces prior to the start of the program, or anytime during the program weeks. Please contact the Music School offfice to discuss lesson placement and schedule. Lessons are not included in the SummerNightMusic tuition amount and will be billed separately.

Because of the 4-week schedule it is essential that you are present for all rehearsals and the concert. For unavoidable conflicts inform the program coordinator so that arrangements can be made to cover your part.

Yes. Family and friends are welcome to attend the finale concerts on Wed, July 22 and Wed, August 19 at 7pm. Please note: the concert dates in the Summer brochure were incorrectly listed on Thursdays. Concerts are on the 4th Wednesday of each session.

Ensembles & Classes for Adults

Indian Hill Big Band

The Indian Hill Big Band is a performing ensemble of very experienced adult jazz musicians playing in the classic big band style. Literature performed includes standard hits of the big band era through contemporary compositions in classic style. Enrollment is by audition only for advanced players with strong reading skills. Instructor: Jerry Sabatini

  • Tuition: $145
  • Schedule: Thursdays, 8pm – 10pm
  • Dates: July 2, 9, 23, August 13, 20, 27

New Horizons Concert Band

Explore your musical potential in a relaxed and social environment in our popular concert band for adult beginners and recreational players. Pick up a new instrument or dust off that trumpet from your school days! This enriching experience provides opportunities for learning, enjoyment, creativity, challenge, and community. Instruments include: flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and more! Instructor: Andrea Mejia

  • Tuition: $95 + $15 method book
  • Schedule: Tuesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm
  • Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28

Ukulele Club

Join the Ukulele craze! Play and sing (optional!) a wide variety of song material across styles and eras of American popular music. Learn basic instrument technique including chords, strumming, and singing while playing. Open to beginners and casual players. No experience necessary. Sessions held at Billiards Cafe, 39 Main Street, Ayer, MA (note: members must be 21+)

  • Tuition: $55
  • Schedule: Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Dates: July 14, 21, August 4, 11

Beginner Ukulele for Adults

A great opportunity to get some good lessons on basic playing skills, note reading and playing, strumming, chords, and more. Sessions are held each week before the Ukulele Club. You do not need to join the Ukulele Club to take this class. Sessions are held at The Billiards Cafe, 39 Main Street, Ayer, MA. Must be 21+ to register. No experience necessary. 

Check out our Ukulele Club webpage for tips about purchasing an instrument and other helpful information.

  • Tuition: $40
  • Schedule: Tuesdays, 7pm – 7:30 pm
  • Dates: July 14, 21, August 4, 11

Questions? Call (978) 486-9524 or email the Class & Ensemble Manager
Scholarships are available for all Music School programs