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2019-20 Scheduled Holidays


Monday, June 24: First day of Summer Session

Tuesday, September 3: First day of School Year

Thursday, October 31: Halloween - Studio closed

Wednesday, November 27 through Saturday, November 30: Thanksgiving - Studio closed

Sunday, December 8: Studio Open House and Mini-Recital - no lessons

Saturday, December 21 through Friday, January 3: Winter Break - Studio closed

Monday, April 6 through Sunday April 12: Spring Break - Studio closed

Friday, May 22 through Sunday May 25: Memorial Day Break - Studio closed

Sunday, June 21: Last day of the School Year



2019-20 Studio Recitals and Events


Participation in these events is essential for youth with one+ year experience. Workshop participation requirement can be met with just two visits per year.

Mid-September (TBD): Fall Performance Workshops begin 

Sunday, December 8: Studio Open House and Mini-Recital 

Mid-January (TBD): Winter/Spring Performance Workshops begin

Late May/Early June (TBD): Summer Recital rehearsals at the Studio

Early/Mid June (TBD): Summer Recital



2019-20 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 10: 40 Piece Challenge begins

Friday, November 29 through Sunday December 1: Rehearsal workshops for December 8 Mini-Recital, a part of our Performance Workshops program

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

April (TBD): Studio Honors Recital, a part of our Performance Workshops program

Early/Mid May (TBD): Guest Artist Masterclass, a part of our Performance Workshops program

Mid/May (TBD): Recital pre-rehearsal, a part of our Performance Workshops program

May 21: Deadline for completing 40 Piece Challenge

June 22: Deadline for Studio Star awards



2019-20 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 (TBD): Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) Fall Festival. Non-competitive. Two pieces performed in audition format.

Late November/Early December (TBD): Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto Exams (RCM). Non-competitive. Audition format.

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

April (TBD): NVMTA Bach/Baroque Festival. Offers non-competitive and competitive divisions. Two Baroque era pieces performed in short recital format

Mid May/Early June (TBD): RCM Exams.