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School of Music

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)
Spring break for UofSC*
Lessons can be held
March 7-13
End of Spring term May 1
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 School of Music TBD
Adult Fall Masterclass Adult and USC students School of Music Recital Hall TBD
My First Piano Recital Time to Begin and Experiencing Music (K5) School of Music Recital Hall TBD
Fall Recitals All programs except Time to Begin and Experiencing Music School of Music Recital Hall TBD
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 Columbia College TBD
Adult Spring Masterclass Adult and USC students School of Music Recital Hall TBD
SCMTA District Auditions Young Artist TBD 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 1 
Sunday, May 2
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) School of Music
Room TBA
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 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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