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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.

Friday, October 24, 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!

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.

Saturday, October 25, 10:00 AM

Halloween Horribles Parade - Winchester Center

If you play:
Clarinet, Flute, Percussion, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, or Guitar
Then join us for the Halloween Horribles Parade! 

Line up at 9:45AM behind the Winchester Public Library The parade steps off at 10AM and finishes at the Farmers Market on the Common.  

Sign up at the Winchester Community Music School office and pick up your music.

Questions:  Contact Valerie Walton vwalton@winchestermusic.org  

Contact Sarah Doherty at sdoherty19@gmail.com If you would be available to help with the event before and after the parade.

Saturday, October 25

Student Halloween Outreach Concert at the Gables

WCMS Students perform at The Gables at Winchester 299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, in the Lobby.

Saturday, November 01, 3:30pm - 5pm

Sr. District/All State Audition Wksp. - Reserve your spot by Oct. 27!

For high school students trying out for the MMEA Senior District and All-State Festivals 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.  

Cost:  $25 per student

Call Now to Register! 781.721.2950

IMPORTANT:  You must reserve a space by Monday, October 27 to participate!

Thursday, November 06, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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

Free and open to the public!

Tuesday, November 11, 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
For:       All levels of musicians (beginner to advanced)
When:   2nd Tuesday of every month, September-May (plus two summer dates in 2014)
Time:     7 - 9 pm**
Where:  Nichols Hall at WCMS. Get directions here.
Price:    $10 for participants, free for general audience members


Saturday, November 15, 4:00 & 7:00 PM

Celebrating the Music of the Beatles: The Studio Years From "Penny Lane to Abbey Road" Two shows!

The Beatles recorded some of the finest and most recognizable music of the rock era. To celebrate the legacy of the Beatles’ studio recordings, a diverse group of WCMS faculty and student performers – from rock guitarists to string players – will perform a concert of selected Beatles works under the musical direction of Tad Hitchcock. 

Come relive the era of Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, Got to Get You Into My Life, and more.  Get tickets Here!

Tickets:  $15 general admission, available online or in advance at WCMS. Nichols Performance Hall, Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester MA  01890. More info at www.winchestermusic.org.

Saturday, November 22, 7:00 pm

Guest Artist Recital: Leo Marillier, violin

A rare opportunity! Please join Winchester Community Music School for a free performance and lecture by virtuoso violinist and rising star Léo Marillier. Léo has won numerous national and international competitions and is now studying in the Master of Music program at New England Conservatory. Born and raised in Provins, France, he has performed as a soloist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Copenhagen Youth Symphony Orchestra, after making orchestra debuts in Germany, Lithuania, and Denmark at age 13. Léo has been described as “one of today’s most exciting young violinists” and “destined to become a major artist of our time.” His program at WCMS will include Violin Sonata n.3 in D minor op. 108 by Brahms, and movements from  Violin Concerto in D minor op. 47 by Sibelius. He will be accompanied on piano by Sarah SoYoung Yang, a fellow student at NEC. Free admission.

For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org.

Monday, December 01, 7:30 pm

Faculty Recital with Maurice Cahen, guitar

Maurice Cahen, guitar faculty, will be playing a selection of original Jazz tunes.  Free and open to the public.   Nichols Hall.

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

Midnight Madness - Winchester Center!

Join WCMS students as they perform in various 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

WCMS students perform at Winchester Savings Bank!

Winchester Savings Bank, 661 Main St., Winchester.

Sunday, December 07, 3:00 pm

Concert for Kids!

More information to come.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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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