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Center for Piano Studies Calendar

2019–2020 Calendars


Fall 2019–Spring 2020: lesson dates and holidays

Item Description

Date(s)

Private lessons begin:
Students returning to prior teacher
Week of August 25
Private lessons programs begin:
New students and students assigned a new teacher

Weekly group classes begin on or after September 3: 
K5, Time to Begin, Elementary Artist, Musicianship and Repertoire
Week of September 1
Labor Day 
Building closed
September 2 (No lessons)
Fall break for UofSC* 
Lessons can be held
October 10–13
Thanksgiving break
Building closed
Lessons can be held on November 27, 30, and December 1*
November 28–29 (No lessons)
Winter break / end of Fall term December 7
Make-up week (if needed, Finals Exam Week) December 9-14
Lessons resume / Spring term begins January 12
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Building closed
January 20 (No lessons)
Spring break for USC*
Lessons can be held
March 8-15
End of Spring term May 2
Make-up week (if needed, finals exam week) May 4–9
 Summer term May 10 to August 8

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


Fall 2019–Spring 2020: recitals and events

Item

Program

Location

Date

Fall Festival All children (ages 5-12), free to public School of Music Saturday, October 19, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Adult Fall Masterclass Adult and USC students School of Music
Room 206
Saturday, November 9, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
My First Piano Recital Time to Begin and Experiencing Music (K5) School of Music Recital Hall Wednesday, December 4, 5:00 p.m.
Fall Recitals All programs except Time to Begin and Experiencing Music School of Music Recital Hall Sunday, December 8, 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., Adults 8:00 p.m.
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) School of Music
Room TBA
December TBD
CMTA Celebration of Musical Achievements Young Musician and Young Artist TBD March TBD
Adult Spring Masterclass Adult and USC students School of Music
Room 206
Sunday, March 29, 2:30-4:00 p.m. 
SCMTA District Auditions Young Artist TBD March TBD
SCMTA State Auditions Young Artist School of Music April 25 (April 6 entry deadline)
Spring Recitals All Programs School of Music
Recital Hall
Saturday, May 2 
Sunday, May 3
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) School of Music
Room TBA
Late May / Early June
TBD

Fall 2019–Spring 2020: group classes and event schedules

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


Summer 2020: lesson dates

Summer session begins May 10
Memorial Day holiday May 25 (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 8

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