Welcome Night Open House Thursday, August 31
First Day of Lessons Tuesday, September 5
NSMS Faculty Recital Sunday, September 17, 2:30 p.m.
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
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 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.
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.