Summer Strings

This summer is the perfect time to pick up a string instrument – or to take your playing to the next level! And there’s no finer place to do either, than Danbury Music Centre’s Summer Strings. Many professional musicians got their start in Danbury Music Centre’s Summer Strings program, which has been a part of our community since the 1950s.

Director Larry Deming, concertmaster of Danbury Symphony Orchestra, began his study of the violin in this program – and Alison Corigliano, Assistant Director, is a beloved teacher and performer in the greater Danbury area.

At Summer Strings, students participate in large ensembles, chamber music groups, learn fiddle tunes, and dive into STEAM-inspired projects. Whether you have played violin, viola, cello, or bass for years or would like to start now, this is the program for you!

This program is a great way to boost your musical skills during the summer months, and to make friends with fellow string musicians!

Dates: July 17th- July 28, 2017

When: Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 3:30 pm

Where: Portuguese Cultural Center, 65 Sand Pit Rd, Danbury, CT 06810

Concert: July 28, 2017, 7:30 pm

Register here or contact the Danbury Music Centre for assistance at 203-748-1716 or by email:


    • $350.00 On Or Before May 31, 2017
    • $375.00 Beginning June 1, 2017

Pay online below or mail checks to the Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. Please make checks payable to Danbury Music Centre


 Larry Deming, Director Summer Strings

Larry Deming began his study of violin in the Music Centre’s Summer String Program under John Burnett.  He received a B.S. with Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music in 1981.  He played violin in the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years and in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and is first violinist of the Deming String Quartet.  He has played with many musical luminaries; he arranges, composes, conducts, performs, and teaches many types of music.  His CD, Journey to the East, was released in 2005.  He is concertmaster of the Danbury Symphony Orchestra, instructor of violin and viola at Kent and The Hotchkiss Schools, and since 2002, director of the Danbury Music Centre Summer Strings Program.


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Alison Corigliano, Assistant Director

Alison Corigliano received her Bachelor of Music, cum laude, in violin performance from Western Connecticut State University in 2001.  Since then, she has taught at the Wooster School, Canterbury School, and most recently, New Fairfield Public Schools.  Currently, she teaches private violin and viola at her home studio in Danbury, and has been with the DMC’s Summer Strings program since 1999.  In addition to teaching, Mrs. Corigliano plays violin with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra and several chamber groups, including the Ives Quartet.