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We invite the community to enjoy the wide variety of WCMS performances held throughout the year. WCMS faculty and students perform regularly in both formal and informal recitals. Thanks to generous support for community organizations and businesses, these concerts are free and open to the public. Please call the WCMS office if you would like more details on any of these events.

Wednesday, November 26

WCMS Closes at 3:00 PM today



Thursday, November 27

WCMS Closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day



Friday, November 28 - Saturday, November 29

WCMS Closed



Monday, December 01, 7:30 pm

Maurice Cahen Faculty Recital and CD Release Party with special guest, Steve Travis

Maurice Cahen, guitar, is a 1987 graduate of the Berklee College of Music and also studied with Charlie Banacos. He has been performing extensively in the Boston area with diverse ensembles: the “Elysia Chamber Players”, a guitar and flute duo performing chamber music from the Baroque through the twentieth century. Cahen’s original compositions have been published and distributed internationally. He created a trio, a jazz quartet “Reflections” performing in clubs both in the United States and overseas with “The Little Big Band”whose members included: Bob Moses, Danielo Perez and John Medeski. Maurice has commercially available recordings in both classical and Jazz formats. He has a successful private practice as a music teacher and teaches guitar, composition, improvisation, solfege, ear training, harmony and theory at the Winchester Community Music School and at his private teaching studio in Medford, MA.

Steve Travis, Pianist, originally from Washington D.C. moved to New York and studied with Lennie Tristano in Queens and, Carl Berger at the New School for social Research in Manhattan. In 1974 Steve moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Berklee College of Music and studied with Randy Bell, Jerry Bergonzi and Charlie Banacos. Steve has performed solo throughout the Boston area as well as with various size groups including the Jazz Fusion Band “Spiral”. Steve has been teaching keyboard, harmony and improvisation privately as well as in the private School system.

Free and open to the public.   Nichols Performance Hall.


Monday, December 01, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Midnight Madness - Winchester Center!

Join WCMS students as they perform at Mad about Shoe, Elegant Affair, & Footstop stores in Winchester Center!  More info to come!

Thursday, December 04, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Starbucks in Winchester Center! Bring your acoustic instrument and join us!

Join us for our Open Mic Night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester.  Open Mic Nights occur the first Thursday of every month (except January, July and August) and we welcome performers, families and friends for this lively emceed, coffee house event!

Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged, but we welcome all ages, all instruments, and all types of music.  Bands are welcome, but must be acoustic. 

Host:  guitarist & songwriter Mike Verge

Saturday, December 06, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an Outreach Performance at the Winchester Savings Bank!

WCMS students and faculty perform at the Winchester Savings Bank, 661 Main Street, Winchester, MA.  Free and Open to the public.  Come on down!

Saturday, December 06, 3:00 pm

Masterclass with Ms. Sarah Tocco. Free and open to the public

This is a free masterclass, which is open to the public and will be featuring intermediate-advanced piano students studying at WCMS.  The topic will be "Expressions in Music."

Sunday, December 07, 3:00 pm

Concert for Kids! A Musical Village: The Story of Béla Bartók

Experience the enchanting world of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók with a performance of music, song, and dance in authentic Eastern European costumes. The whole family will enjoy following Bartók as a young man as he travels from village to village, seeking inspiration in folk music.  

Written by guest artist Lois Shapiro, and produced and directed by WCMS Early Childhood Department Chair Adriana Ausch-Simmel, this program is appropriate for ages 3-7; children must be accompanied by an adult.  

$5 Admission Tickets at WCMS or winchestermusic.org
407 Highland Avenue Winchester, MA 01890  
Generously sponsored by The En Ka Society and the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Monday, December 08 - Monday, December 08, 7:30pm

Ambrose Cello Studio Recital

Cello students of Pamela Ambrose perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Tuesday, December 09, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Fat Tuesday Blues Jam at WCMS Nichols Hall

The Fat Tuesday Blues Jam is made up of a growing community of serious hobbyist musicians and one simple concept: musical camaraderie. Our aim is to make jamming fun again by providing you with everything you need to just focus on playing:
-A state-of-the-art, professional performance space
-Gear:  guitar and bass amps, drums, a piano and a professional PA system (just bring your instrument*)
-A house band comprised of patient, supportive and experienced professional musicians
-A regular schedule: jams are held monthly A supportive environment w/no attitudes or egos allowed - just great players, cool tunes and a fun hang

Time:     7 - 9 pm** Where:  Nichols Hall at WCMS. Get directions here.
Price:    $10 for participants, free for general audience members

* Please do not bring your own amps or drums. We will politely decline, no exceptions.
** Jammers are encouraged to arrive at 6:45 and meet their fellow jammers.



Wednesday, December 10, 7:00 pm

Mixed Student Recital

WCMS Students perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, December 12 - Friday, December 12, 6:00pm

Tocco Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Sarah Tocco perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Saturday, December 13, 9:00 am

Suzuki Group Concert

Suzuki Students perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public. Living Room.

Saturday, December 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an Outreach Performance at the Winchester Coop Bank! 19 Church Street, Winchester

WCMS Students will perform.  Stop by and say hello.

Tuesday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 16, 6:30pm

Bissell Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Heather Bissell perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Tuesday, December 16 - Tuesday, December 16, 8:00pm

Bissell Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Heather Bissell perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Wednesday, December 17 - Wednesday, December 17, 6:30pm

Tocco Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Sarah Tocco perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Wednesday, December 17 - Wednesday, December 17, 8:00pm

Ishizuka Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Eiko Ishizuka perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Thursday, December 18 - Thursday, December 18, 6:00pm

Dalton Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Dana Dalton perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Living Room.

Thursday, December 18 - Thursday, December 18, 6:30pm

Ishizuka Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Eiko Ishizuka perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, December 19 - Friday, December 19, 6:00pm

Vavilov Violin & Viola Studio Recital

Violin & Viola students of Alex Vavilov perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Living Room.

Friday, December 19, 7:30 - 9:00 PM event - Warm-ups with Accompanist - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Broadway On Highland - An Open Performance Event for Singers!

An Open Performance Event for Singers with Host, Norina Rowen

If you love Broadway, come over to WCMS and sing your favorite Broadway hit or join the crowd during our sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome! Singers from beginners to seasoned professionals are cordially invited to strut their stuff during this fun evening.

Solo, duo, trio, or family act? We're happy to include you. You don't need to be memorized. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets please) and a copy for our fabulous accompanist. (Please note that the piano music should be in the same key in which you plan to sing.)

Sign-ups for performers and run-throughs with the accompanist take place from 6:30-7:30 PM on the evening of the event, first come-first served.

Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm

String Sinfonietta Concert

Join us for the inaugural concert of WCMS’s newly formed String Sinfonietta, an orchestral program just for string players. Dr.Vartan Aghababian conducts students from Winchester, Wakefield, Arlington, Belmont, and Malden in this free community performance.  Nichols Performance Hall

Saturday, December 20 - Saturday, December 20, 3:30pm

Talroze Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Olga Talroze perform for family and friends. Free and open to the public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, December 22 - Tuesday, December 23

Makeup Days - Your teacher will let you know if they will be doing makeups



Wednesday, December 24

WCMS Closed - Christmas Eve



Thursday, December 25

WCMS Closed in observance of Christmas Day



Thursday, January 01

WCMS Closed in observance of New Year's Day



Friday, January 02 - Saturday, January 03

Makeup Days - Your teacher will let you know if they will be doing makeups



Monday, January 12, 6:00 pm

Pucci Student Jazz Ensembles Perform

Student Jazz Ensembles of Mark Pucci perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, January 12, 8:00 pm

Adult Rock & Stormy Monday Blues Bands Concert

Mike Verge's Adult Rock Band and Tad Hitchcock's Stormy Monday Blues Band perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Hall.

Tuesday, January 13, 7:30 pm

Motown and Beatles Bands Concert

Mark Pucci's Motown Bands and Tad Hitchcock's Beatles Band perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Hall.

Wednesday, January 14, 6:00 pm

Voice Works I, II, III Recital

Norina Rowen's Voice Works I, II, III perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.   Nichols Performance Hall.

Wednesday, January 14, 8:00 pm

Rock & Blues Band Concert

Jim Doran's Rock & Blues band performs for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Saturday, January 17, 3:30pm - 5pm

Junior District Pre-Audition Workshop

Come learn about the audition process from guest artist Carola Emrich-Fisher, who will discuss expectations of the adjudicators, relaxation suggestions, and tips on audition strategies.  Students will then divide into vocal and instrumental groups to perform required solos, scales, and sight-reading and receive constructive feedback from WCMS faculty.  Open to all; you do not need to be enrolled at WCMS to participate.

Call Now to Register!
781-721-2950

Monday, January 19

WCMS is Open today!



Monday, January 19 - Saturday, January 24

Makeup Days - Your teacher will let you know if they will be doing makeups



Tuesday, January 20, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Fat Tuesday Blues Jam at WCMS Nichols Hall. We're Jammin' tonight!

The Fat Tuesday Blues Jam is made up of a growing community of serious hobbyist musicians and one simple concept: musical camaraderie. Our aim is to make jamming fun again by providing you with everything you need to just focus on playing:
- A state-of-the-art, professional performance space
- Gear:  guitar and bass amps, drums, a piano and a professional PA system (just bring your instrument*)
- A house band comprised of patient, supportive and experienced professional musicians
- A regular schedule: jams are held monthly A supportive environment w/no attitudes or egos allowed - just great players, cool tunes and a fun hang

Time:     7 - 9 pm** Where:  Nichols Hall at WCMS. 
Price:    $10 for participants, free for general audience members

Wednesday, January 21, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Diamond Student Jazz Ensembles

WCMS Student Jazz Ensembles of Harvey Diamond perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Hall.

Friday, January 23, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

WCMS Adult Student Soiree

An Adult Soiree for WCMS students.  Living Room.

Monday, January 26 - Saturday, January 31

Makeup Days - Your teacher will let you know if they will be doing makeups



Monday, January 26, 6:30 pm

Tsuchiya Piano Studio Recital

Students of Aimee Tsuchiya perform for family and friends.  Free and open to the public.  Nichols Hall.

Wednesday, January 28, 3:00 pm

Voice Works Auditions

The Voice Works Program is a choral experience just for girls.  This ensemble program is a fun, supportive, and non-competitive experience that develops healthy singing skills, teaches vocal technique, and builds self-confidence and teamwork.  The program begins in Grade 3 and progresses through Grade 9, with opportunities for public performances at the School and in the Winchester community.

Voice Works I For girls in Grades 3, 4 and 5
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 PM
Thursdays 3:30-4:30 PM


Voice Works II For girls in Grade 6
Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM
Prerequisite: Voice Works I (or by audition)


Voice Works III For girls in Grades 7, 8 and 9
Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM

Call to set up your audition today!

Wednesday, January 28, 6:30 pm

Talroze Piano Studio Recital

Piano Students of Olga Talroze perform for family and friends.  Free and open to the public.  Nichols Hall.

Thursday, January 29, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

WCMS Chamber Ensembles Concert

WCMS Student Chamber Ensembles perform for family and friends.   Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Hall.

Friday, January 30, 6:30 pm

Oosterbaan Violin Studio Recital

Violin students of Karen Oosterbaan perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Hall.

Thursday, February 05, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Open Mic at Starbucks in Winchester Center! Bring your acoustic instrument and join us!

Join us for our Open Mic Night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester.  Open Mic Nights occur the first Thursday of every month (except January, July and August) and we welcome performers, families and friends for this lively emceed, coffee house event!

Sign-ups for performers are at the door the night of the event.  We're also on MeetUp.com!  Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged, but we welcome all ages, all instruments, and all types of music.  Bands are welcome, but must be acoustic. 

Free and open to the public!

Friday, February 06, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

Parent Education Seminar - Practicing

Come to this free and educational workshop on practicing.  Nichols Hall.

Monday, February 09, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital with Marina Krickler, French Horn

"Call of the Wild" Solo Horn with Piano and Chamber Music, performed by Marina Krickler, French horn faculty.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, March 16, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital with Gabriel Solomon, violin

Gabriel Solomon, violin faculty, will perform selections from Jazz and World Music.  Free and open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, April 13, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital with Aimee Tsuchiya, piano

Great Chamber and solo piano works of Schubert.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.




  

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