The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts (WCCMA) brings professional music and arts experiences, diverse musicians, and equitable educational opportunity to the underserved and low-income community of Claremont NH, and the broader Upper Valley region. Committed to offering free or low cost performances and workshops, WCCMA provides access to the arts and its benefits for everyone in the community.
Our Vision is:
● To encourage community-wide value of and demand for outstanding musicians, artists, and performances
● To support the creation and sustainable growth of a culturally rich community
● To enhance the lives of local youth by offering them access to arts enrichment activities
● To foster passion and confidence in youth, encouraging academic, social, and spiritual excellence
● To engage community in the enjoyment of and curiosity for fine and performing arts (beyond popular entertainment)
● Passion: We present passion through our performances, artists, and educators in order to evoke passion in our students and patrons.
● Community: We strengthen and engage community by bringing together citizens of Claremont and surrounding towns.
● Excellence: We maintain a standard of excellence by offering community the quality of programming they deserve.
● Access: We provide access to the arts for all, regardless of situation, through an emphasis on no-cost programs.
● Confidence: We offer educational programming that empowers everyone, especially youth, to find confidence in their abilities.
● Diversity: We present musicians, artists, performances, and educational programs that represent a diversity of cultures, genres, disciplines, and life experiences.