2023-24 Scheduled Holidays
Monday, June 19: First day of Summer Session
Friday, August 25: First day of School Year
Saturday, September 2 through Monday September 4: Labor Day Break - Studio closed and no lessons
Tuesday, October 31: Halloween Break - Studio closed and no lessons
Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25: Thanksgiving - Studio closed and no lessons
Tuesday, December 19 through Monday, January 1: Winter Break - Studio closed and no lessons
Monday, March 25 through Sunday March 31: Spring Break - Studio closed and no lessons
Friday, May 24 through Monday May 27: Memorial Day Break - Studio closed and no lessons
Sunday, June 16: Last day of the School Year
2023-24 Studio Recitals and Events
We imagine universal participation in these events for all youth students with one+ year experience.
September 23: Fall Performance Workshops begin. Most class are in-person.
Saturday, December 16: Winter Mini-Recital.
January 13: Winter/Spring Performance Workshops begin. Most classes are in-person.
April 6: Honors Recital. Scheduled by invitation. Tentative. This date is subject to change.
June 1-2: Summer Recital rehearsals at the Studio. Tentative. This date is subject to change.
June 8: Summer Recital. Tentative. This date is subject to change.
2023-24 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 12, 2022: 40 Piece Challenge begins
February TBD: Guest Artist Masterclass, a part of our Performance Workshops program
April TBD: Guest Artist Masterclass, a part of our Performance Workshops program
May 24: Deadline for completing 40 Piece Challenge
June 16: Deadline for Studio Star awards
2023-24 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.
November 11 2023: [Registration deadline 10/11/23] Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA) Fall Festival. Non-competitive. Two pieces performed in recorded video format.
Rolling: Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto Exams (RCM), remote option. Non-competitive. Remote live audition format.
Late November/Early December: Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto Exams (RCM) in-person option. Non-competitive. Live in-person audition format.
March 8th/9th: National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festival. Non-competitive. Two pieces performed in short recital format. Our most popular outside event.
February: 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, in-person option.