AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

The Mountains and Music committee of AMC's Boston Chapter brings together participants of all ages who share a love of classical music and the outdoors for two weekends each year to combine music-making and outdoor activities. The weekend features a collaboration of orchestra and chorus members, culminating in an informal in-house combined performance.

  • Instrumentalists choose music from the extensive AMC music library and may play Brandenburg Concertos, wind octets, string ensembles or chamber works with unusual instrumentation. 
  • Singers form informal groups to sing madrigals, rounds, and other small ensemble pieces.
  • Listeners are always welcome too!


The fall weekend is held at Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch, where participants can enjoy hiking in the beautiful fall foliage in the White Mountains.
The winter weekend is held alternately at Nature's Classroom at the Sargent Center near Peterborough or in the White Mountains, taking advantage of seasonal outdoor activities, including skiing and snowshoeing.

We hope you will join us for a weekend and tell your musical friends as well! The only pre-requisite is sight-reading ability on your instrument or voice part.



Mountains & Music Winter Weekend - POSTPONED
February 12-14, 2021*** 

*** The Music Committee continues to monitor COVID-19 as it relates to the health and safety of Mountains & Music participants.  The decision has been made to postpone the February weekend to October, 2021.  In the meantime, we hope you are staying healthy and safe, and look forward to future music-making.​​​​​​


Mountains & Music Fall Weekend
October 15-17, 2021
Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch


Mission Statement

AMC Boston Mountains & Music is a group of outdoor enthusiasts and musicians who organize day and weekend retreats for instrumental and vocal musicians, providing opportunities to participate in seasonal outdoor activities and chamber, orchestral, and choral ensembles.

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