Welcome to the Portsmouth Music & Arts Center (PMAC)! Our mission is to build community through the arts by providing all people with the opportunity to achieve their full creative potential, regardless of their age, ability, or economic status. We accomplish this through high quality music and visual arts education programs and by creating ensemble, performance, and exhibition opportunities for students, professionals and audiences. PMAC is a full member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
Since 2002 we’ve motivated and inspired more than 2,000 art and music students of all ages. Our faculty’s commitment to the highest educational standards, combined with the passion and dedication of our students, is at the core of this success.
At PMAC we offer visual arts classes for elementary and middle school students. We also offer individual instruction in art for students of all ages. We focus on strong foundations through the study of a wide variety of media and cultural traditions.
Our music programs are designed to meet the needs and aspirations of students of all ages and ability levels. Regardless of genre, our teachers encourage the development of fundamentals, technique and musicianship. While our curriculum is focused on classical, jazz, and rock, many students explore other genres and we welcome guest artists who introduce students to a wide array of culturally diverse styles.
Youth Summer Music Programs
Summer Music Lessons – Flexible scheduling available all summer!
Jump Start Piano: August 15-19
Junior Jazz Camp: August 8-12
Jazz Workshop for Teens: July 11-15
Junior Rock Camp, Session I: July 11-15
Junior Rock Camp, Session II: August 8-12
Rock Workshop for Teens, Session I: July 18-22
Rock Workshop for Teens, Session II: July 25-29
Saxophone Summit for Teens & Adults: June 27 – July 1
Flute Choir for Teen & Adults: Wednesdays in August
Youth Summer Fine Arts Programs
Summer Visual Arts Lessons – Flexible scheduling available all summer!
Youth Student Mini Fine Arts Camps: June 27-30
To the Moon! Full-Day Fine Arts Camp: July 11-15
From Marvel to Manga: Drawing Comic Art & Japanese-style Manga: July 11-15
Under the Sea! Full-Day Fine Arts Camp: July 18-22
Gone Wild! Full-Day Fine Arts Camp: July 25-29
Diggin’ Digital Photography!: July 25-29
Youth Summer Creative Writing Programs
What’s The Story: Creative Writing for Teens: July 18-22
Creative Writing Workshop: Mondays July 25 – August 22
Summer Programs for Parents and Grandparents!
The Brewery Lane Big Band: July 17-21
Parents, to learn more about our summer programs or to register for our classes, please visit their website at www.pmaconline.org or call (603) 431-4278.
Each year we provide thousands of dollars in financial assistance, making our educational programs accessible to all in the community. Additionally, we fundraise to make programs such as our teen rock bands, art camps and youth orchestra more affordable for families.
PMAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music and arts school. There is a place for everyone at PMAC; we welcome your involvement as a student, parent, volunteer, or donor. Through music and art, PMAC helps our students meet and accomplish important life goals. We are committed to excellence in arts education and we work daily to build community through the arts.
Portsmouth Music & Arts Center
For more information on classes, or to register, visit www.pmaconline.org/.
75 Albany Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801