Celebrate with us!

The WCCMA and Claremont Creative Center‘s partner the The Claremont Development Authority invites you to join us in celebration:

Thursday, December 15th, 2022
3:30 – 5:00 PM
56 & 58 Opera House Square, Claremont NH 03743

The Claremont Development Authority (CDA) and partner-tenant West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts (WCCMA) have been working diligently to bring the long-held dream of converting the historic bank building at 56 Opera House Square into the new CLAREMONT CREATIVE CENTER, an intimate gathering/performance space and home for arts education in the heart of downtown Claremont.

We have much to celebrate: 
a new grant from a major national business and more! 

We’d love to get photos with all who have helped bring this project to this important juncture. Please join us for this photo opportunity and a special announcement outside 56 Opera House Square followed by holiday treats, entertainment provided by the students and artists of West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, and project updates in the warmth of City Hall. Please join us in celebration of all you and our community have done to make this dream a reality!


To learn more about this project, please visit: claremontcreativecenter.org

Claremont Development Authority:

Candace Crawford
Derek Ferland
Reggie Greene
Andre Lefreniere
Martha Maki
Robert H. Porter
Keith Raymond
Thomas Rock
Michael Satzow

Folk Workshop and Fall Classes Announced

Folk Singing Workshop and chat with Ida Mae Specker

Monday, August 29, 2022 @ 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Online via zoom
Join us for an online folk singing workshop and chat with celebrated musician Ida Mae Specker. No experience is necessary, all ages welcome. This workshop is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

More information

Full Details available at wcc-ma.org/classes

Scholarships Available: Apply Here for the 2022/23 Season

Collaborative Event: COH 125th Anniversary Event

Join us this Saturday at the Claremont Opera House’s 125th Anniversary, for an evening packed with history (past, present, and future) and performing arts. WCCMA is proud to have collaborated with COH in the creation of the musical program for the event, and will feature many WCCMA performers, staff, and friends at the event!

When: July 25th, 7pm
Location: Claremont Opera House, inside the Claremont City Hall, 58 Opera House Sq, Claremont, NH
Tickets Available at: COHNH.org

For full details, including more information about the theater presentation that kicks off the evening, featuring the Off-Broad Street Players, please visit the COH webpage.

The music program features a number of significant works in the history of Claremont and the Opera House, including works created for the dedication of the Opera House, works commissioned by Kinan Azmeh and Mark Harvey during the Claremont 250th celebration by WCCMA and the Claremont 250th Committee, as well as a work by Erika Svanoe for Ed Evensen and the Claremont American Band. Learn more about the performers and the composer by visiting www.wcc-ma.org/COH125.

This program and WCCMA’s collaboration is supported in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.