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Pre-College Schedule

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.

2023-24 Academic Calendar

2023 Fall Semester

August 26 New Student Orientation
September 2 First Day of Fall Saturday Lessons and Classes
September 4 Labor Day Holiday
November 21 - 26 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
November 27 Lessons and Classes Resume
December 16 Last Day of Fall Semester
December 18 - January 5 Semester and Holiday Break; Lesson Make-ups

2024 Spring Semester

January 6 First Day of Spring Semester Lessons and Classes
February 17 - 19 Presidents’ Day Holiday
March 9 & 16 Open Classroom Day
March 18 - March 31 Spring Break
April 1 Lessons and Classes Resume
May 4 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes
May 10 - 11 Juries and Musicianship Finals
May 18 Pre-College Commencement & Awards Ceremony
May 5 - 31 Make-up lessons; Placement Auditions and Interviews for New Students