1. Pre-College

Pre-College Schedule

The Pre-College meets on Saturdays for 30 weeks between August and May. The comprehensive curriculum of private lessons, musicianship, small and large ensemble, is 5 hours of class time. While class times vary, we ask students to be available for about half a day each Saturday.

2017-18 Academic Calendar


August 28 First Day of Fall Semester Lessons
September 2 First Day of Fall Saturday Lessons and Classes
September 4 Labor Day Holiday
November 21 - 26 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 27 Lessons and Classes Resume
December 16 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 18 - January 5 Semester and Holiday Break; Make-ups


January 6 First Day of Spring Semester Lessons and Classes
February 17 - 19 Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 17 Open Classroom Day
March 18 - 31 Spring Break
April 1 Lessons and Classes Resume
May 5 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
May 8 - 12 Juries and Musicianship Finals
May 13 New Student Admission Auditions
May 19 Senior Celebration and Showcase Concert
May 13 - 21 Make-up lessons; Placement Auditions and Interviews for New Students