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Center for Piano Studies Calendar

2018–2019 Calendars


Fall 2018–Spring 2019: Lesson dates and holidays

Item Description

Date(s)

Private lessons begin:
Students returning to prior teacher
Week of August 26
Private lessons programs begin:
New students and students assigned a new teacher

Weekly group classes begin on or after September 5: 
K5, Time to Begin, Elementary Artist, Musicianship and Repertoire
Week of September 2
Labor Day 
Building closed
September 3 (No lessons)
Fall break for USC* 
Lessons can be held
October 18–21
Election day*
Lessons can be held
November 6
Thanksgiving break
Building closed
Lessons can be held on November 21, 24–25*
November 22–23 (No lessons)
Winter break / end of Fall term December 1
Make-up week (if needed, Finals Exam Week) December 2-8
Lessons resume / Spring term begins January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Building closed
January 21 (No lessons)
Spring break for USC*
Lessons can be held
March 10–16
End of Spring term May 4
Make-up week (if needed, finals exam week) May 5–11
 Summer term May 12 to August 10

* USC classes are not in session, however, teachers and students can have lessons on these dates if all parties agree.


Fall 2018–Spring 2019: recitals and events

Item

Program

Location

Date

Fall Festival All children (ages 5-12), free to public School of Music Saturday, October 27, 1:003:30 p.m.
Adult Fall Masterclass Adult and USC students School of Music
Room 206
Saturday, November 10, at 3:30–5:00 p.m.
My First Piano Recital Time to Begin and Experiencing Music (K5) School of Music Recital Hall December TBD
Fall Recitals All programs except Time to Begin and Experiencing Music School of Music Recital Hall Sunday, December 2
Saturday, December 8
Times TBA
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 March 2 (February 16 entry deadline)
Adult Spring Masterclass Adult and USC students School of Music
Room 206
Saturday, March 30, at 10:00-11:30 a.m.
SCMTA District Auditions Young Artist Columbia College March 30 (March 9 entry deadline)
SCMTA State Auditions Young Artist School of Music April 27 (April 8 entry deadline)
Spring Recitals All Programs School of Music
Recital Hall
Saturday, May 4 
Sunday, May 5
Music Development Program Assessments Young Artist (December or May) School of Music
Room TBA
Late May / Early June
TBD

Fall 2018–Spring 2019: group classes and event schedules

See each program page for specific group class and event schedules.

Experiencing Music at the Piano (K5) and Young Musician
Time to Begin
Elementary Artist
Young Artist 
Adult Beginning Piano


Summer 2018: lesson dates

Summer session begins May 13
Memorial Day holiday May 28 (No lessons)
Independence Day holiday July 4 (No lessons)
Repertoire class for children July 28 at 1:00 p.m., 2:00, 3:00 p.m.
Summer recitals for children August 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Last day to register for private lessons June 22
Last day to add 3 private lessons July 14
Summer session ends August 11