• Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
    Piano Performance Studio Class

    Our Piano Performance Studio Classes offer WCMS piano lesson students an opportunity to perform and hone pieces in a "piano club" type atmosphere. Adult learners as well as younger students are all welcome to participate. During a studio class, students will be encouraged to share a piece they are working on or simply participate as an observer. A master teacher from the WCMS piano faculty will be there to offer encouragement, guide the discussion around a piece, and provide brief feedback on the performance. If you are preparing for Royal Conservatory, Guild Exams, or competitions and festivals, and need multiple chances to play your pieces in front of your peers in a low-key environment, join us for one or more studio classes!

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 - 8 PM
    Summer Chamber Music Auditions

    For ages 8-18. Our two-week chamber music program provides an in-depth, immersive experience for young musicians that includes multiple chamber ensembles, two levels of chamber orchestra, master classes, music theory/appreciation classes, private lessons, arts & crafts, and wellness/recreation. Public performances are held at the conclusion of the program. Click here for additional program information.

    Dates:  Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 27, 2018
    Time:  8:30 AM- 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday (both weeks) plus concert on Saturday, July 27

    Auditions:  A placement audition is mandatory for everyone. See the Audition Guidelines below for strings, woodwinds, and piano. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition, and bring your completed SCMF Audition Form. Once the audition process has been completed and you have been notified of acceptance into the program, our registrar will contact you to complete the enrollment process.


    Summer 2019 Audition Guidelines:  (click for details)

    Strings - Audition Guidelines Woodwinds - Audition Guidelines Piano - Audition Guidelines

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM
    Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Symphony Hall

    Join WCMS for a behind-the-scenes tour of America's premier concert hall. Experienced members of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers will share the history and traditions of the Boston Symphony Orchestra—its musicians, conductors, and supporters as well as offer information about the Hall. The tour will include the public spaces of Symphony Hall as well as select behind-the-scenes areas.

    Sign up in the WCMS office by Saturday, April 13. The cost is $7 per person; meet in the Symphony Hall lobby 15 minutes before the tour. For those interested in staying to see the 8:00 PM performance at Symphony Hall, tickets are on sale at the BSO website. The evening will feature Andris Nelsons, conductor; Daniil Trifonov, piano; and a program of Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich being recorded live for release on Deutsche Grammophon.

    Boston Symphony Hall is located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston.

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30-9:30 pm
    The Vocal Factor Competition

    WCMS is holding its fourth annual singing competition for enrolled vocal students between the ages of 10 and 18! We welcome all singers and genres, from Broadway to Classical to Rock to Jazz. Private voice lesson students and Voice Works students are eligible (with teacher recommendation).

    The competition is conducted in two rounds. The preliminary round, on April 6, consists of an a cappella audition in front of three judges. For the competition round on April 27, final contestants will perform with a backing music track in front of a live audience. All finalists will receive an MP3 recording of their performance.

    Tickets go on sale Monday, April 8. For more information, click here!

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1-4 PM
    Summer Chamber Music Auditions

    For ages 8-18. Our two-week chamber music program provides an in-depth, immersive experience for young musicians that includes multiple chamber ensembles, two levels of chamber orchestra, master classes, music theory/appreciation classes, private lessons, arts & crafts, and wellness/recreation. Public performances are held at the conclusion of the program. Click here for additional program information.

    Dates:  Monday, July 15 - Saturday, July 27, 2018
    Time:  8:30 AM- 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday (both weeks) plus concert on Saturday, July 27

    Auditions:  A placement audition is mandatory for everyone. See the Audition Guidelines below for strings, woodwinds, and piano. Be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition, and bring your completed SCMF Audition Form. Once the audition process has been completed and you have been notified of acceptance into the program, our registrar will contact you to complete the enrollment process.


    Summer 2019 Audition Guidelines:  (click for details)

    Strings - Audition Guidelines Woodwinds - Audition Guidelines Piano - Audition Guidelines

  • Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
    "Meet the Instruments" - Launch Into Band

    Come to a "Meet the Instruments" session this spring to learn about our summer Launch Into Band program, speak to the faculty, and try out the instruments! This weeklong program is open to beginners and students with 1-2 years of basic instruction. For ages 8-12 years old. The program will be held June 24-28, 9 AM - 4 PM daily (Monday-Friday).

    Students who already know which instrument they want to play can register at any time. If you're undecided and want to meet the instruments in person, RSVP online here and stop in at one of our sessions (April 28 and May 11).

    Instruments to choose from:

    • Woodwinds: clarinet, flute, saxophone
    • Brass: trombone, trumpet
    • Percussion: snare drum, timpani, xylophone

    Along with the daily instrument classes, there will be special workshops and activities, plus a performance for family and friends at the end of the week.

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Hida-Battaglia Oboe Studio Recital

    Oboe Students of Kyoko Hida-Battaglia perform for family and friends.  Free and open to the public.  Nichols Hall.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    Financial Aid Deadline for Summer 2019 Semester
  • Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm
    Open Mic Night at The Fuller Cup

    Join us for our Open Mic Night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at The Fuller Cup, 11 Thompson Street in downtown Winchester (across from Starbucks). Open Mic Nights occur the first Thursday of every month (September through June) and we welcome performers, families and friends for this lively emceed, coffee house event! 

    We welcome all ages, most instruments (acoustic only), and all types of music. Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Click here for more details. Hosted by guitarist/songwriter Mike Verge.

  • Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30-9:00 pm
    Broadway on Highland

    If you love Broadway, come over to WCMS and sing your favorite Broadway hit or join the crowd during our sing-along 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.

    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.

    Guidelines for Performers:

    • You don't need to be memorized, but your selection should be well-prepared.
    • Bring your sheet music (no lead sheets) and a copy for one of our fabulous accompanists. Your piano music must be in the key in which you plan to sing. No a cappella renditions.
    • Casual dress—no costumes, please!
    • Please arrive at 6:30 PM on the evening of the event to sign up for a single run-through with an accompanist.

    Free and open to the public.

    Click here for more details.

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