The New School for Music Study


2017-2018 Calendar


Welcome Night Open House                                       Thursday, August 31

First Day of Lessons                                                  Tuesday, September 5

NSMS Faculty Recital                            Sunday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.

**All Beethoven

Parents Observation Week                     Monday, Oct. 16-Friday, Oct. 21

NSMS Faculty Recital                             Sunday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.

**Dances Around the World

Thanksgiving Vacation                Tues, November 21-Sun, November 26

Holiday Recital                                                                              Sat, Dec. 10

Parents Classes                                 Mon, December 4-Sat, December 16

Winter Vacation                         Wed, December 20-Tuesday, January 2


Lessons Resume                                                         Wednesday, January 3

Classes and lessons are held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/15) and Presidents Day (2/19)

Faculty Recital                                            Sunday, February 11, 2:30 p.m.

**From Russia, With Love

Piano Progressions                                          Mon, March 5-Fri, March 9

Spring Vacation                                                Mon, March 26-Sun, April 1

Lessons Resume                                                                    Monday, April 2

NSMS Full Faculty Recital                                        Sunday, April 15, 2:30

**”Mood” Music

Composition Contest Submissions Due &

Recital Conflict Notification Deadline                          Saturday, April 28

Music Development Program                                                        May TBA

Memorial Day Holiday                                                        Monday, May 28

Spring Recital Series                                        Sat, June 2-Sunday, June 3

PEPS Recitals                                                                         Sunday, June 24

Last Day of Lessons                                                               Saturday, July 2

Summer Lessons – optional                                                July and August

Crescendo Summer Camps                                         July and August TBA

Piano Progressions

Piano Progressions is an opportunity to assess how each student is progressing in multiple areas of musical development. During this week, all students will meet with a faculty panel and demonstrate a variety of skills that has been reinforced during their lessons and classes. Parents will be informed of their students progress based on our school-wide curriculum.

Spring Recitals

Our Spring Recital Series will be scheduled for late May or early June. All students are expected to participate in the spring recital series with the exception of these students:

  • Students beginning instruction after December 2013
  • Students not participating in group study or meeting the minimum class attendance expectations

Each family will receive information regarding these recitals during the month of March. After this notification, please inform the New School of any possible conflicts during the scheduled dates. There is a mandatory dress rehearsal that will precede your scheduled recital date.

Music Development Program

The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program is optional for students at the New School. This national program offers yearly assessments in all aspects of music study including academics and performance. For more information visit the Music Development Program and speak with your child’s private teacher.