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Pre-College Schedule

Pre-College classes meet on Saturdays for 30 weeks between August and May. The comprehensive curriculum of private lessons, musicianship, a large ensemble, and small ensemble/elective is five hours of class time. Because class times range from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM and student schedules are interdependent, we ask students be available for most of the day on Saturdays.

2020-21 Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

2020 Fall Semester

August 31 First Day of Fall Semester Lessons
September 5 First Day of Fall Saturday Lessons and Classes
September 7 Labor Day Holiday
November 24 - 29 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 30 Lessons and Classes Resume
December 19 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 21 - January 8 Semester and Holiday Break; Make-ups

2021 Spring Semester

January 9 First Day of Spring Semester Lessons and Classes
February 13 - 15 Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 20 Open Classroom Day
March 21 - April 4 Spring Break
April 5 Lessons and Classes Resume
May 8 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
May 14 - 15 Juries and Musicianship Finals
May 16 & 30 New Student Admission Auditions
May 22 Senior Celebration and Showcase Concert
May 9 - 22 Make-up lessons; Placement Auditions and Interviews for New Students
SFCM Pre-College Students playing string instruments