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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.

Saturday, April 26

WCMS Closed today - Vacation Week



Monday, April 28, 7:30 PM

Faculty Recital with Yoshiko Kline, piano

Yoshiko Kline performs American Piano works of the 21st Century Composer, Jon Appleton.  With special guests: Joshua Peckins, violin & Velleda Miragias, cello. Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Thursday, May 01, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Open Mic Night at Winchester Starbucks. Come down 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 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.  Host:  guitarist & songwriter, Mike Verge

Sunday, May 04, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

MUSIC MAYnia! Come join the fun!

Music MAYnia is an annual music performathon and festival that benefits the school's financial aid program. Held on the first Sunday in May, Music MAYnia is free and open to the public and features live music performances, drum circles, a traditional May Pole dance, arts & crafts, face painting, refreshments, and more!  Typically, over 175 performers of all ages and abilities perform live, continuous music ranging from classical to rock.  Over 600 community members attend this spring celebration annually.

Monday, May 05, 4:00 - 9:00 PM

Summer Chamber Music Festival Auditions! Sign up today for your audition spot!

A Two-Week Program of Chamber Music Discover the fun of playing together in small ensembles!
Take your playing to a new level!

Aimée Tsuchiya, Program Director Anne Bennett, Associate Director
Dates: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 18, 2014 (weekdays only)              
with final concert on Saturday, July 19 Time:  8:30 AM- 4 PM (Monday-Friday)
*  For ages 7-18 with three years playing experience
*  All orchestral instruments, pianists, and classical guitarists are welcome to participate
*  Admittance to program based on successful audition with Program Directors
*  Audition requirements: scale of student’s choice, polished piece, sight-reading

Sign up for an audition here!

Wednesday, May 07, 6:30 PM

Bennett Cello Studio Recital

Cello Students of Anne Bennett perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Thursday, May 08, 8:00 PM

Rowen Voice Studio Recital

Voice Students of Norina Rowen perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, May 09, 7:30 - 9:00 PM Run-throughs with the pianist are available from 6:30 - 7:30PM.

Join us for BROADWAY ON HIGHLAND, an Open Performance Event for Singers!

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If you love Broadway, come over to WCMS and sing your favorite Broadway hit or join the crowd during the sing-a-long numbers. All ages and ability levels are welcome! 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 accompanist.   

Please Note:  the piano music should be in the same key in which you plan to sing. 



Saturday, May 10, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Summer Percussion Ensemble Auditions!

Percussion Ensemble is a 4-day program designed to give the young musician an opportunity to play a wide variety of percussion instruments, and help develop well-rounded percussion skills.  This is a great summer opportunity to build on skills acquired during the school year in private lessons or in a band program. 

There will be a placement audition with the program director.  Sign up for an audition here.  Class size is limited to just 6 students - enroll early!

Monday, May 12, 7:00 PM

Adult Rock & Blues Band Concert

Adult Rock and Blues Band performs for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.  Coach:  Mike Verge

Monday, May 12 - Saturday, May 17

School-wide Bring a Friend Week!

Bring a sibling or friend to your lesson!

Tuesday, May 13, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

FAT TUESDAY BLUES JAM 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

$10 admission for performers
Spectators are free.

Connect with us on meetup.com


Wednesday, May 14, 8:00 PM

Dickson Clarinet Studio Recital

Clarinet students of Glenn Dickson perform for family and friends.  Free and open to the public.  Living Room

Thursday, May 15, 7:00 PM

Beatles & Motown Ensembles Concert

Beatles Ensemble (coach Tad Hitchcock) and Motown Ensembles (coach Mark Pucci), perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Sunday, May 18, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Summer Chamber Music Festival Auditions - Sign up for your audition time slot today!

A Two-Week Program of Chamber Music
Discover the fun of playing together in small ensembles! Take your playing to a new level!

Aimée Tsuchiya, Program Director
Anne Bennett, Associate Director

Festival Dates: Monday, July 7 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Time:  8:30 AM- 4 PM (Monday-Friday, no weekends)

Audition requirements: scale of student’s choice, polished piece, sight-reading

Monday, May 19, 6:30 PM

Tanaka Piano Studio Recital

Piano Students of Rieko Tanaka perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, May 19, 8:00 PM

Pucci Student Jazz Ensembles

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

Tuesday, May 20, 6:30 & 8:00 PM

Bissell Piano Studio Recitals

Piano Students of Heather Bissell perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public. Nichols Performance Hall.

Tuesday, May 20, 7:00 PM

Kline Piano Studio Recital

Piano Students of Yoshiko Kline perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Living Room

Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 PM

Diamond Student Jazz Ensembles

Harvey Diamond's student Jazz Ensembles perform.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Wednesday, May 21, 6:30 PM

Walker Studio Recital

Violin and viola students of Noralee Walker perform for family and friends.  Free and open to the public.  Living Room.

Thursday, May 22, 7:00 PM

Chamber Ensembles Concert

Student Chamber Ensembles perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, May 23, 6:30 PM

Doran Rock and Blues Band Concert

Jim Doran's Student Rock & Blues Band perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, May 26

WCMS CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day



Tuesday, May 27, 7:00 & 8:00 PM

Hitchcock Guitar Studio Recitals

Guitar Students of Tad Hitchcock perform for family and friends.  FREE and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Wednesday, May 28, 7:00 PM

Dalton Piano Studio Recital

Piano Students of Dana Dalton perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Thursday, May 29, 6:00 & 7:00 PM

Zakarian Percussion Studio Recitals

Percussion Students of Sylvie Zakarian perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, May 30, 9:30 AM

Early Childhood & Group Class walk-in registration for Fall classes!



Friday, May 30, 6:00 & 7:30 PM

Oosterbaan Violin Studio Recital

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

Saturday, May 31, TBD

WCMS Audition Festival

Set up a time to audition for Fall Ensembles, Orchestra and Choruses!  More details to come.

Sunday, June 01, TBD

WCMS Audition Festival continues!

More details to come!  Sign up for an audition for one of our Fall 2014 Ensembles, Chorus, or Orchestra.

Monday, June 02

Last Regular teaching day of the Spring Semester at WCMS



Monday, June 02, 7:30 PM

Tsuchiya Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Aimee Tsuchiya perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Wednesday, June 04, 6:30 & 7:30 PM

Ishizuka Piano Studio Recitals

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

Thursday, June 05, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Open Mic Night at Winchester Starbucks! 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 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. 

Host:  guitarist & songwriter Mike Verge

Thursday, June 05, 7:00 PM

Lee Piano Student Recital

Piano Students of Yun Lee perform for family and friends.  Free and open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Thursday, June 05, 7:00 PM

Lieurance Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Barbara Lieurance perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Living Room.

Friday, June 06, 6:30 & 7:30 PM

Ishizuka Piano Studio Recitals

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

Saturday, June 07, 9:00 AM

Suzuki Violin Group Recital

Suzuki Violin Students of Gabriel Solomon and Tawnalyn Mangelson perform for family and friends.  Living Room.

Saturday, June 07, 3:00 PM

Krickler French Horn Studio Recital

French Horn students of Marina Krickler perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, June 09, 7:30 PM

Glaister Voice Studio Recital

Voice students of Melissa Glaister perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 PM

Choe Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Jennifer Choe perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 & 8:00 PM

Vavilov Viola and Violin Studio Recital

Viola and violin students of Alex Vavilov perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Living Room

Wednesday, June 11, 6:00 PM

Voice Works I, II & III Recital

Voice Works I, II & III of Norina Rowen, perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Thursday, June 12, 7:00 PM

Ambrose Cello Studio Recital

Cello Students of Pamela Ambrose perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, June 13, 6:00 PM

Lizak Flute Studio Recital

Flute students of Jessica Lizak perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, June 13, 6:00 PM - Living Room

Talroze Piano Studio Recital

Piano students of Olga Talroze perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Living Room.

Saturday, June 14, 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Tocco Piano Student Recitals

Piano Students of of Sarah Tocco perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public. 

Saturday, June 14, 1:00 PM

Reisdorf Piano Studio Recital

Piano Students of Connie Reisdorf perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Saturday, June 14, 3:30 PM

Orfaly Violin Studio Recital

Violin Students of Lisa Orfaly perform for family and friends.  Free and Open to the Public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Monday, June 16 - Friday, June 20, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Music Adventure Week - Session 1 ( for 4 & 5 yrs. old)

Music Adventure is an engaging half-day program just for kids aged 4 & 5! We explore music through songs, movement, stories, games, and art projects. With fun activities, your child can discover how rhythm and melody work together to create music. During the week, students create their own musical instruments. The final class includes a musical presentation for family and friends!

Tuesday, June 17, 6:00 PM

Jacoby Flute Studio Recital

Flute students of Meghan Jacoby perform for family and friends.   Free and Open to the public.  Nichols Performance Hall.

Friday, June 20, 6:00 PM

Talroze Piano Studio Recital

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

Saturday, June 21, 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Join us at the Winchester Farmer's Market!



Monday, June 23

Summer Session Private Lessons Begin!



Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Music Adventure Week - Session 2 (for 4 & 5 yrs. old)

Music Adventure is an engaging half-day program just for kids aged 4 & 5! We explore music through songs, movement, stories, games, and art projects. With fun activities, your child can discover how rhythm and melody work together to create music. During the week, students create their own musical instruments. The final class includes a musical presentation for family and friends!

Monday, June 23 - Friday, June 27, 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Instrument Adventure Week - Session 1 (for ages 6 - 8 yrs. old)

Instrument Adventure is an exciting opportunity for children (ages 6-8) to begin to play a variety of fun instruments from three different musical families:  winds, strings, and percussion.  In addition to singing, dancing, movement activities, and musical games, your child will receive his/her own recorder and ukelele to take home after the program is over.  With their instruments, the kids will experience the joy of creating music together.  If you're thinking of choosing an instrument for study next fall, this program is great way to explore a few of the choices.   The final class includes a musical presentation for family and friends!
Tuition:  Week 1:  $350 (5 days) + $50 materials fee (includes recorder and ukulele)

Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Summer Blues Jam!!

Join us in 2014 for two special summer sessions of our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams.  If you've been jamming with us during the school year, you already know that our Blues Jams aim to combine musical camaraderie with a great facility for jamming, so that your experience is all about the fun of playing.
We provide:
- 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: come for a summer session or come anytime during the school year, when jams occur every second Tuesday of the month 
- A supportive environment w/no attitudes or egos allowed - just great players, cool tunes and a fun hang

Tim Gartland, Harp & Vocals
Mike Verge, Guitar
Matt Pendergast, Drums
Dirk van Gulden, Bass

For: All levels of musicians (beginner to advanced)
When:   Tuesday, June 24 and Tuesday, July 22 Time:     7 - 9 pm**
Where:  Nichols Hall at WCMS. Get directions here.
Price:    $10 at the door for participants, free for general audience members

Thursday, June 26 - Tuesday, July 01, Weekdays ( June 26 & 27; 30 & July 1) 1-5 PM; Weekend ( June 28 & 29) 10am-2pm

Summer Underground Program - for ages 10 - 18

The 2014 Underground Summer Session will focus on performance in a big way!  This year, the program will culminate in a public concert for participants on the evening of July 2, held on the Winchester Common as part of the town wide Concerts on the Common Series.  The Underground Summer Program band(s) will be the opening act for that evening’s headline band concert.  The Concerts of the Commons attract a large audience from Winchester and surrounding communities!  

During this seven day program, participants will focus on playing in a band and having fun making music with your band mates.  Four of the days will be spent on learning tunes, styles, and ensemble techniques.  The other two days will be filled with clinics on songwriting and recording  & production techniques.  Each day, there is free time for snacks and recreation.   

Space is limited this year to just two bands to ensure that each participant gets to perform as much as possible and has a great musical experience.  Please click here to reserve a spot in one of the two bands now and then immediately (within 24 hours) register to guarantee your spot. 

Program Director:  Matt Pendergast
Faculty:  Ben Bourgeois, Andrew Jones, Mike Verge

Tuition:  $450

Thursday, June 26 - Saturday, June 28, 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Summer Festival for Pianists

Open to pianists aged 9-18.  Join us for five days of activities designed to bring pianists together in a fun, interactive program.
- Open to any pianist (you do not need to study at WCMS to participate)
- Make new friends, share music togetherBuild musicianship skills that go far beyond what is taught in your weekly piano lesson
- Performance for family and friends at the end of the program!
Dates:  June 26 - July 1  (Thur, Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues) Time:  9 AM to 2:45 PM daily (with optional Master Class Track extension to 4:00 PM on Friday and Monday)
Program Director:  Heather Bissell
Instructors:  Heather Bissell, Kaeza Fearn, Jorge Ibanez, Jinie Kim-Han, Yoshiko Kline, Barbara Lieurance, Norina Rowen, Ruth Shyu, Rieko Tanaka, Sarah Tocco, Aimee Tsuchiya

Monday, June 30 - Tuesday, July 01, 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Summer Festival for Pianists continues



Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 03, 1:00 - 4:30 PM

Instrument Adventure Week - Session 2 (for 6-8 yrs. old)

Instrument Adventure is an exciting opportunity for children (ages 6-8) to begin to play a variety of fun instruments from three different musical families:  winds, strings, and percussion.  In addition to singing, dancing, movement activities, and musical games, your child will receive his/her own recorder and ukelele to take home after the program is over.  With their instruments, the kids will experience the joy of creating music together.  If you're thinking of choosing an instrument for study next fall, this program is great way to explore a few of the choices.   The final class includes a musical presentation for family and friends!

Week 2:  $280 (4 days) + $50 materials fee (includes recorder and ukulele)

Monday, June 30 - Thursday, July 03, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Summer Percussion Festival

Level 1:  Percussion Explorations  (Ages 8-10) Learn what makes the percussion section tick!  Percussion Explorations is a 4-day program designed to introduce young musicians to playing percussion instruments.  It's a great way to try out percussion in a fun group setting if you're a beginner or have only had a year of instruction (group or private).  Receive hands-on experience with all of the major percussion instruments as well as an introduction to world percussion.  Class size is limited to just 6 students - enroll early!

Level 2:  Percussion Ensemble  (Ages 9-12) Percussion Ensemble is a 4-day program designed to give the young musician an opportunity to play a wide variety of percussion instruments, and help develop well-rounded percussion skills.  This is a great summer opportunity to build on skills acquired during the school year in private lessons or in a band program.  There will be a placement audition with the program director.  Class size is limited to just 6 students - enroll early!

Monday, July 07 - Friday, July 18, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Chamber Music Festival begins!!!!



Saturday, July 19, TBD

Summer Chamber Music Festival Final Concert

More information to come.  Please check back




  

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