A Treasured Place in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont
In 2021, the Marlboro School of Music purchased the former Marlboro College campus known as Potash Hill, a beautiful and historic property located in the foothills of southern Vermont, which has served as our summer home since 1951. This purchase, and the establishment of Potash Hill, Inc., ensures that the property will remain intact and be preserved for generations to come, bringing a vital measure of stability to the organization, the surrounding community, and the many friends and neighbors who have lived, learned, and listened here, and who have come to treasure this special place.
We are committed to being good stewards of the land, to raising the funds necessary to preserve Potash Hill and honor its rich history, and to nurture its potential for the future. As our vision for Potash Hill develops, we invite you to explore this website, and to help us in supporting future uses of the campus that are compatible with our mission and values, and which will enhance the cultural and economic vitality of the town, region and state.
Marlboro Music, the internationally-acclaimed chamber music study center and festival, has called Potash Hill home since its founding in 1951. Explore Marlboro’s illustrious history and learn how you can experience the concerts and open rehearsals at “the classical world’s most coveted retreat” (The New Yorker).
Based on Potash Hill, the Marlboro Nordic Ski Club promotes lifelong participation in the sport of cross country skiing. The Club is responsible for design and maintenance of the extensive trail network that winds throughout the campus. Become a member today!
We are delighted to welcome the Marlboro Studio School, a new crafts school that will be based in the Visual Arts Center. Ceramics classes start soon. Visit marlborostudioschool.org for more information and to sign up for classes.
We are delighted to announce that the Dining Hall kitchen will soon be in operation again, and that the @brattleborofoodcoop is our catering partner. Pictured is the amazing Max Barksdale– Max and the Co-op will run the kitchen during the Marlboro Music Festival and will also provide meal service for Potash Hill guests during the rest of the year. Working with the Co-op means we can support local farms, and that we can help create new jobs. Go to https://brattleborofoodcoop.coop/jobs/ for employment info.
We are also pleased to welcome the @marlborostudioschool to Potash Hill. This is a new crafts school started by former Marlboro professor David Eichelberger; it will be based in the Visual Arts Center, and ceramics classes start soon. Visit marlborostudioschool.org for more information and to sign up for classes.
Morris Ale will, of course, be with us in May. It wouldn’t be spring without them! Following the Music Festival, we are expecting to welcome a number of groups to campus for different periods of time—for example, the Boston States Fiddle Camp, which provides some of the world’s best instruction in Scottish music. Conversations are ongoing with a variety of organizations, and there is much more news to come. We invite you to join our email list and learn more at potashhill.org, and to connect with us during our upcoming coffee hour at the Community Center: Saturday, April 29 at 10 am.
The @marlboronordic ski club held the legendary 10k Wendell Judd Cup on Sunday, with 70 XC skiers coming to Potash Hill to ski the beautifully-groomed trails from campus to South Pond and back. It was a glorious day, and congratulations to the winners! Go Spencer, Nico, and Kalle! Go Ava, Diana, and Anna!
Congratulations to @hgaarchitects for winning a 2023 National AIA Architecture Award for the Jerome & Celia Bertin Reich Hall & Music Library here on Potash Hill, as well as a Merit Award from ARCHITECT magazine, which is an international award.
Repost from @marlboromusic • If you love chamber music, community, and the natural beauty of Vermont, we encourage you to apply to join our 2023 summer staff. We are now accepting applications for a variety of summer positions, including stage crew, housekeeping, and receptionist. Learn more and apply today on our website!