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2021-22 Scheduled Holidays 


Monday, June 21: First day of Summer Session

Saturday, August 28: First day of School Year

Saturday, September 4 through Monday September 6: Labor Day Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Wednesday, November 24 through Saturday, November 27: Thanksgiving - Studio closed and no lessons

Sunday, December 19: [TENTATIVE] Studio Open House and Mini-Recital - no lessons. 

Monday, December 20 through Sunday, January 2: Winter Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Monday, April 11 through Sunday April 17: Spring Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Friday, May 27 through Sunday May 30: Memorial Day Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Sunday, June 19: Last day of the School Year



2021-22 Studio Recitals and Events


We imagine universal participation in these events for all youth students with one+ year experience. 

Mid-September: Fall Performance Workshops begin. We hope for mostly in-person Workshop classes. Details TBD.

Sunday, December 19: [TENTATIVE] Studio Open House and Mini-Recital. Details TBD.

Mid-January: Winter/Spring Performance Workshops begin. We hope for mostly in-person workshop classes. Details TBD

Late May/Early June: Summer Recital rehearsals at the Studio. 

June 11-12: Summer Recital. [TENTATIVE] 



2021-22 Studio Programs Key Dates & Highlights


Participation in these events is optional but encouraged for experienced students. Students, teachers, and parents choose which events and programs are meaningful and useful each individual student. 

Monday, June 13, 2021: 40 Piece Challenge begins

Mid-February (TBD): Guest Artist Masterclass, a part of our Performance Workshops program

April 23rd or 30th : Studio Honors Recital. Details TBD.

Mid-May: Guest Artist Masterclass, a part of our Performance Workshops program. 

May 20-22: Recital pre-rehearsals, a part of our Performance Workshops program. 

Early June: Recital rehearsals. Details TBD.

May 31: Deadline for completing 40 Piece Challenge

June 19: Deadline for Studio Star awards



2021-22 Outside Events


Participation in outside events is optional but encouraged for experienced students. From among many dozens of area events, we've listed only teacher-organized events in which many of our students commonly participate. No single student participates in every event.

Early November: Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) Fall Festival. Non-competitive. Two pieces performed in recorded video format.

Late November/Early December: Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto Exams (RCM). Non-competitive. Live audition format, online or in-person.

March: National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festival. Non-competitive. Two pieces performed in short recital format. Our most popular outside event. 

February/March: NVMTA Bach/Baroque Festival. Offers non-competitive and competitive divisions. Two Baroque era pieces performed in short recital format.

Mid May/Early June: RCM Exams.