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Center for Piano Studies Calendar

2020–2021 Calendars


Fall 2020–Spring 2021: lesson dates and holidays

Item Description

Date(s)

Private lessons begin:
Students returning to prior teacher
Week of August 23
Private lessons programs begin:
New students and students assigned a new teacher

Weekly group classes begin on or after September 1: 
K5, Time to Begin, Elementary Artist, Young Artist, Beginning Piano for Adults
Week of August 30
Labor Day 
Building closed
September 7 (No lessons)
Thanksgiving break
Building closed
Lessons can be held on November 25, 28, and 29,.*
November 26–27 (No lessons)
Winter break / end of Fall term December 12
Make-up week (if needed, Finals Exam Week) December 6-12
Lessons resume / Spring term begins January 10
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Building closed
January 18 (No lessons)
President's Day
Lessons can be held
February 15
Wellness Holiday*
Lessons can be held
February 25
Wellness Holiday
Lessons can be held
March 12
Wellness Holiday
Lessons can be held
March 30
Wellness Holiday
Lessons can be held
April 21
End of Spring term May 5
Make-up week (if needed, finals exam week) May 2-8
 Summer term May 9 to August 7
   
   

* UofSC classes are not in session, however, teachers and students can have lessons on these dates if all parties agree.


Fall 2020–Spring 2021: recitals and events

Item

Program

Location

Date

Fall Festival All children (ages 5-12), free to public N/A Returning Fall 2021
Adult Fall Masterclass Adult and USC students Online via Zoom November 22
My First Piano Recital Time to Begin and Experiencing Music (K5) Online via Demio December 12-13
Fall Recitals All programs except Time to Begin and Experiencing Music Online via Demio December 12-13
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) Online via RCM Remote Exams December TBD
CMTA Celebration of Musical Achievements Young Musician and Young Artist Online February 20 (submission deadline)
Adult Spring Masterclass Adult and USC students TBD TBD
SCMTA District Auditions Young Artist N/A N/A
SCMTA State Auditions Young Artist Online via SCMTA April 16 (submission deadline)
Spring Recitals All Programs TBD TBD
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) TBD Late May/Early June TBD

Fall 2020–Spring 2021: group classes and event schedules

See each program page for specific group class and event schedules.


Summer 2021: lesson dates

Summer session begins May 9
Memorial Day holiday May 31 (No lessons)
Independence Day holiday July 4 (No lessons)
Last day to register for private lessons June 20
Last day to add 3 private lessons July 11
Summer session ends August 7

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