Studio Event Calendar 2017-18

(updated when new events are added or edited)

First day of Academic Session lessons: September 5

*Kitsap Young Musicians Festival: Saturday, November 4, Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church
Mrs. Melin is unable to attend; therefore, suggested only for piano students and intermediate/advanced string students with personal accompanist

*Fall Studio Recital: Saturday, November 18, 2:00pm, North Kitsap Baptist Church
Because the KYMF (above) will not be an option for most students, a full studio recital is planned this fall.

December Carols and Cookies Play-Down: Tuesday, December 12, 7pm, North Kitsap Baptist Church
This is a full-studio, holiday event! Instead of meeting in small groups for ensemble practice, all students will prepare holiday music for a group at their ability level, and we’ll combine for a Play-Down from most to least difficult music. At each level of music, more students will join the ensemble, until at the end all the students will be playing at the same time. Bring holiday treats to share!

Christmas/New Year Break: December 18-January 1

February Studio Performance Party: Saturday February 10, 2-3pm
A casual practice-performance event and Valentine party for all students. Good for students preparing for Music Artistry Program, for newer students learning to play for an audience, and for all students to build community in the studio.

*KMTA Music Artistry Program for Strings: Saturday March 3, time TBA
For intermediate to advanced students. An opportunity to prepare for an evaluated performance with a visiting artist.

*KMTA Music Carnival and Music Literacy Program: Saturday April 28, 10am – 3pm
A “track and field” day for students, includes demonstration of level-designated skills in many areas of musical knowledge, solo performances, carnival games, food and more. Registrations due March 9. More information here.

*Spring Recital: Saturday June 2, 1:00pm
The culmination of the Academic Session lessons. Students perform a capstone piece to show their progress through the year. Includes presentation of awards, and refreshments.

Last day of academic session lessons: June 8

2018 Summer Session lessons begin: June 18

* These events may require an accompanist’s (piano player’s) services. Please see your Studio Policy information about contracting accompanist services.

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