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2020-21 Scheduled Holidays 


Monday, June 22: First day of Summer Session

Saturday, August 29: First day of School Year

Saturday, September 5 through Monday September 7: Labor Day Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Wednesday, November 25 through Saturday, November 28: Thanksgiving - Studio closed and no lessons

Sunday, December 13: Studio Open House and Mini-Recital - no lessons. A live online event with flexible sign-up scheduling.  

Monday, December 21 through Saturday, January 2: Winter Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Monday, March 29 through Sunday April 4: Spring Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Friday, May 28 through Sunday May 31: Memorial Day Break - Studio closed and no lessons

Sunday, June 20: Last day of the School Year



2020-21 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: Fall Performance Workshops begin. All Fall workshops will be remote-only. 

Sunday, December 13: Studio Open House and Mini-Recital. Due to the coronavirus situation, the recital will be conducted in a live online format with flexible sign-up scheduling. 

Mid-January: Winter/Spring Performance Workshops begin. All Winter/Spring Workshops are remote-only.

Late May/Early June: Summer Recital rehearsals at the Studio. Canceled due to the coronavirus situation.

June 12-13: Summer Recital. Dates are tentative. Format of the recital will be adapted due to the coronavirus situation. Plans will be announced by early May.



2020-21 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 8: 40 Piece Challenge begins

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

April 24: Studio Honors Recital, a part of our Performance Workshops program. Most performers will participate remotely and the recital will be broadcast live via YouTube. 

May 15: Guest Artist Masterclass, a part of our Performance Workshops program. Most performers will participate remotely. 

May 21-23: Recital pre-rehearsals, a part of our Performance Workshops program. Most students will participate remotely.

May 31: Deadline for completing 40 Piece Challenge

June 20: Deadline for Studio Star awards



2020-21 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 online audition format.

March 12-13: National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festival. Non-competitive. Two pieces performed in short recital format. Our most popular outside event. Format (live/video/remote) TBD.

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

Mid May/Early June: RCM Exams.