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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.

2021-22 Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

2021 Fall Semester

August 30 First Day of Fall Semester Lessons
September 4 First Day of Fall Saturday Lessons and Classes
September 6 Labor Day Holiday
November 23 - 28 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 29+ Lessons and Classes Resume
December 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 20 - January 7 Semester and Holiday Break; Make-ups

2022 Spring Semester

January 8 First Day of Spring Semester Lessons and Classes
February 19 - 21 Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 20 Open Classroom Day
March 20 - April 3 Spring Break
April 4 Lessons and Classes Resume
May 7 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
May 13 - 14 Juries and Musicianship Finals
May 21 Pre-College Commencement & Awards Ceremony
May 8 - 21 Make-up lessons; Placement Auditions and Interviews for New Students
SFCM Pre-College Students playing string instruments