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Center for Piano Studies Calendar

See below for the following calendars:


Fall 2017-Spring 2018: Lesson Dates and Holidays

Item Description

Date(s)

Private Lessons Begin:
Students returning to prior teacher
Week of August 27
Private Lessons Programs Begin:
New students & Students assigned a new teacher
Week of September 3
Labor Day  September 4 (No lessons)
Weekly Group Classes Begin:
K5, Time to Begin, Music Tree, Elementary Artist
Beginning Piano for Adults
Week of September 11
Fall Break for USC* October 19-20
Thanksgiving Break November 22-23 (No lessons)
Winter Break / End of Fall Term December 9
Make-up Week (if needed, Finals Exam Week) December 10-16
Lessons Resume / Spring Term Begins Tuesday, January 16
Spring Break for USC* March 11-17
End of Spring Term May 5
Make-up Week (if needed, Finals Exam Week) May 6-12
 Summer Term May 13 to August 4

*Although USC classes are cancelled, teachers and students are permitted to have lessons on these dates, if all parties agree.

 


Fall 2017-Spring 2018: Recitals and Events

Item

Program

Location

Date

Fall Festival All Children (ages 5-12), Free to Public School of Music Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM to Noon
Adult Fall Masterclass Adult & USC Students School of Music
Room 006
Saturday, November 4, at 10:00-11:30 AM 
My First Piano Recital Time to Begin School of Music Recital Hall Saturday, December 2, at 10:00 AM
Fall Recitals All Programs except Time to Begin and Experiencing Music School of Music Recital Hall Saturday, December 9
Sunday, December 10
Times TBA
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) School of Music
Room TBA
TBA
CMTA Celebration of Musical Achievements Young Musician and Young Artist Columbia College March 3 (deadline February 17)
Adult Spring Masterclass Adult & USC Students School of Music
Room 006
Saturday, March 31, at 10:00-11:30 AM 
SCMTA District Auditions Young Artist Columbia College April 7 (deadline March 17)
SCMTA State Auditions Young Artist School of Music April 28 (deadline April 9)
Spring Recitals All Programs School of Music
Recital Hall
Saturday, May 5 
Sunday, May 6
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) School of Music
Room TBA
TBA

 


Fall 2017-Spring 2018: Repertoire and Theory Classes

Students will be assigned to a section of Repertoire Class, which are grouped by age and playing level. Repertoire classes are 50 minutes and scheduled in the weeks below. Theory classes are optional but encouraged, and occur every week. All Repertoire and Theory classes occur in the School of Music.

Program

Friday Sections at 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 PM

Saturday Sections at 10:00, 11:00 AM

Young Musician Repertoire Class (once a semester) December 1
April 27
December 2
April 28
Young Artist Repertoire Class (three times a semester) September 29
November 3
December 1
February 16
March 23
April 27
May TBA (assessment preparation)
September 30
November 4
December 2
February 17
March 24
April 28
May TBA (assessment preparation)
Theory Classes with Carolina Music Studios (every week) Starts on September 8 n/a
Elementary Theory & Musicianship (every week)

Intermediate Theory & Musicianship (every week)
Starts on September 8
No class October 20
Last class on December 1
Resumes on January 19
No class March 16
Last class Apr 27
Starts on September 9
Fall Festival on October 13
No class October 21
Last class on December 2
Resumes on January 20
No class March 17
Last class Apr 28

 

Summer 2017: Lesson Dates

Summer Session Begins May 7
Independence Day Holiday July 3 and 4 (No lessons)
Repertoire Class for Children July 28 at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM
Summer Recitals August 5 at 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM
Last day to register for private lessons June 16
Last day to add 3 private lessons July 7
Summer Session Ends August 5