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About Compass Music and Arts Center

CMAC will entertain, educate, involve, and inspire its visitors through engagement with exhibits, performances, programs, and workshops that celebrate music and the creative arts. A 250-seat performance hall will provide an ideal space for live music, dance performances, art exhibits, and community functions. Artist studios will offer local artists an inspiring and collaborative space to work, with gallery spaces around the Center available to showcase their talents. Studio space and lesson rooms will allow musicians their own work space to offer lessons in various musical disciplines.

CMAC is located in a 52,000 sq. ft. building, formerly known as Building K of the Brandon Training School. Abandoned in 1993, the building was in a state of disrepair when work began in early 2012 but has undergone several renovations to date and progress continues.

Floor plan to the main level of the CMAC building.


Artisan Studios and
Speciality Shops

Compass Treasure Chest

A unique co-op consignment shop selling and consigning collectables, antiques, new clothing, toys, art and much more!

Compass Local Artisan Market

Visit the market for canned goods, organic and hormone-free meats, fresh eggs, and baked goods.

Otter Valley Model Railroad

Witness the building of an "N" gage model railroad depicting the line from Rutland to Middlebury.

Wolfgang & Anna's Gute Stube

Wolfgang and Anna have set up this 'parlor' as a gathering place to meet people with similiar interests, have discussions and more.

Dan Gilman

Dan draws using a variety of media despite physical challenges. He hopes his studio here will help others see that emotional and artistic fulfillment can be achieved no matter what.

Philip is a second generation ship modeler. His models reflect his experiences, Vermont history and Lake Champlain. He uses a minimalist approach, attempting to use tools and techniques that echo those that may have been used aboard ship during a sailor's free time.



Shopping for antiques and collectibles, then visit Bagatelles. New items are added regularly. Shop for décor pieces, vintage and collector's items or just items that you can refurbish – all at great prices. Find us in the corridor on your way to the Farmers' Market and SoundBite Café.

Divine Art Recordings Group

Originally started in England in 1993, Divine Art is an international classical recording company now based out of Compass. The label is known for producing critically acclaimed, re-discovered masterpieces, rare and new music.

Divine Art CD Store

Visit the Divine Art CD Store and browse nearly 500 titles of rare and distinctive classical music. They specialize in contemporary music, and rediscovered ‘lost' masterpieces from the past as well as critically acclaimed recordings of well known works by Chopin, Bach, Mozart and more. Or you can visit them online at to browse, listen to samples and order CDs or digital downloads.

The Phonograph Rooms

This permanent exhibit offers fascinating insight into the history of recorded music in the home. The exhibit features vintage “talking machines” from 1890 to the 1970s, with regular demonstrations and the opportunity to listen to great recordings of the past - both classical and popular. A display of antique radios and TVs is also included.

Compass Music and Arts Foundation

Compass Music and Arts Center is supported in part by the nonprofit
Compass Music and Arts Foundation.




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