About the Danbury Music Centre

The Danbury Music Centre, is 501(c)(3), non-profit organization located at 256 Danbury Main Street housed in a beautiful 19th-century building, formerly the public library. We provide classical community music experiences through our ensembles and events. In 1993, the Danbury Common Council dedicated the upstairs rehearsal hall in honor of the late Marian Anderson, a world-renowned contralto who was a resident of Danbury and served on the Music Centre Board of Directors.

Our Mission

To sponsor musical organizations, both instrumental and vocal, in which persons of a wide variety of musical backgrounds are encouraged to study and perform classical and modern compositions to improve their musical ability and to share the joy of music with the people of the greater Danbury area.

The musical organizations of the Danbury Music Centre will be composed of amateur and professional musicians from the greater Danbury area and will be conducted by professional directors. Most performances will be free to the public.

Vision Statement

Enriching lives through music and performing arts by providing a nurturing, inclusive, and creative environment for a diverse community.


Our Staff

Marian Bochnia, Administrative Assistant




Music Directors

Ariel Rudiakov

Danbury Symphony Orchestra

During the 2022-23 Season the DCC will be conducting a search for a new director.

Stephen Michael Smith

Danbury Community Orchestra

Glen Lebetkin

Danbury Centre Strings

James E. Humphreville

Music Director Emeritus, Danbury Symphony Orchestra

Richard Price

Music Director Emeritus, Danbury Concert Chorus

Larry Deming



Albert Montecalvo

Danbury Music Centre Community Band

Board of Directors / Officers

Laura Flachbart


Gina Corriero


Peg Heetmann


Joan Howard


Governing Board

Michael Bank

Catherine Filiato

Marcie Gemza

Alice Gottlieb

Nancy Lunt

Dawn Ringes

Kevin Webb

Advisory Board Members

Mark Boughton

Guy DePaul

Brigid Guertin

Beth Ann Fetzer

Our Sponsors


We thank our major supporters

Donald N. Tweedy Trust    Anna-Maria & Stephen M. Kellen Foundation    Branson Ultrasonics
Connecticut Office of the Arts     City of Danbury   CTOrtho    Danbury Cultural Commission
Peg Heetman    Joan & Stephen Howard     Geri & David Hutchings 
Susan Payne, Fidelity Charitable Donor Advised Fund     
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation 
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