The establishment of the Bowl in the Pines was a bold step taken in 1937 by a group of individuals with a vision for live music on the shores of Messalonskee Lake. In similar fashion, the leadership of the New England Music Camp has initiated a project to create a year-round arts education center, a state-of-the-art performance center, and an even more remarkable summer experience for generations of musicians and artists of all ages.

This project, the Snow Pond Center for the Arts, is already well underway. The year-round Snow Pond Community Music School opened its doors in September 2014 with 93 students and grew to 120 during the year. Community outreach programs provided 150 area children with music exposure and instruction. We have enhanced campus infrastructure, renovated buildings and increased scholarship funds.

Completing the project will take the generosity of a diverse community of individuals and organizations committed to the arts, especially NEMC alumni and families, local businesses and residents, Maine-based and national foundations. We welcome your participation.

All support is important, whether it’s referring a young musician, volunteering your time, donating an instrument, or making a financial gift at whatever level is comfortable for you. All financial gifts will help benefit the musicians and artists we serve.