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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, 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.

Friday, January 16, 6:30 PM

Lee Piano Studio Recital

Piano Students of Yun Lee perform 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.

Thursday, January 22, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Chamber Ensemble Auditions - Reserve your spot today!

Chamber Music Ensembles (Mixed Instruments)

Performing in a chamber music ensemble is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences for a musician. Students expand their overall musicianship, technique, and performance skills. In the past, we have programmed chamber music repertoire such as Beethoven string quartets, Haydn string trios, Dvorak piano trios, Ibert woodwind trios, and Mozart piano quartets. Chamber music is open to all instrumentalists: strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and classical guitar. We also welcome musicians of all ages.

Chamber groups will be coached by a member of our piano, string, or wind/brass faculty. The ensemble coordinator will arrange the weekly coachings based on the  schedules of the coaches and participants. The semester includes eleven coachings, two master classes, and a final performance. Some ensembles take advantage of opportunities to play in the community as well.

Chamber ensembles are created based on matching the level, age, and skill of the musicians who perform a successful audition.  Sign up for your audition here!

Next session begins:  Week of February 2, 2015 Tuition per semester (14 one-hour classes): $364.00, 10% discount for WCMS private lesson students

Days and Times:  arranged based on the schedules of coaches and participants

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

WCMS Adult Student Soiree

An Adult Soiree for WCMS students.  Living Room.

Sunday, January 25, 11 AM - 2 PM

Jazz & Motown Ensemble Auditions- sign up for your audition today!

For all lovers of jazz, Jazz Ensembles consist of a rhythm section, including bass and percussion, and at least one of the following instruments: guitar, piano, brass, woodwind, string, and voice. Throughout the semester, students—kids, teens, and adults—are coached weekly and learn, develop, and improve improvisation skills.

Signup for your audition here!

Spring semester begins:
Week of February 2, 2015
Tuition per semester: $390 (15 one-hour classes); 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students

Motown Band (All ages)
Rediscover the classic sounds of the Motown bands. Learn and perform great soul, R&B, and funk hits from the 60's and 70's. The group can consist of horns, vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums.  The final class of each semester consists of a warm-up rehearsal and performance.

Spring semester begins:  Week of February 2, 2015
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour classes): $390.00, 10% discount for WCMS private lesson students.
Days and times: 
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 PM
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM

Sunday, January 25, 3:30 PM

Faculty Chamber Ensemble Concert

“For My Love, In Joy and Sorrow: A Dedication” 

Join us for an afternoon of 19th and 20th century chamber music performed by the talented WCMS faculty. This year’s program will include Piano Quintet in E-flat Major Op. 44 by Schumann, and String Quartet No.7 in F-sharp minor Op. 108 by Shostakovich.  

Faculty performers include Karen Oosterbaan and OlgaPatramanska-Bell, violin; Alex Vavilov and Noralee Walker, viola; Anne Bennett, cello; Olga Talroze, piano, and Adriana Ausch-Simmel, soprano. The concert will also feature WCMS violin student Tomaso Mukai.   

Held in Nichols Hall at WCMS, 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. Tickets $15 at www.winchestermusic.org or in person at WCMS. For more information, call 781-721-2950.

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.

Signup for your audition here!

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.

Thursday, January 29, 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Beatles Band Auditions - Sign up for your audition today!

For HS aged through Adults

We’re excited to offer the opportunity to delve into the diverse repertoire of the Beatles.  Each semester will feature a different theme from the Fab Four's legendary career.  Past semester themes have focused around the Yellow Submarine Songbook, the Rubber Soul Album, and the White Album. This is an ensemble of mixed ages.  We look for vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keys, drummers and even horns & strings.  The ensemble is not limited to just the instruments of the Fab Four. 

Signup for your audition here!

For those interested in participating who are younger than high school, please contact the coach for special consideration.  The final class of each semester consists of a warm-up rehearsal and performance.

Spring semester begins: Week of February 2, 2015
Tuition per semester (15 one-hour classes): $390.00, 10% discount for WCMS private lessons students
Days and times:  Thursdays, 8-9 PM

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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