• Thursday, October 5, 2023, 10 AM-12 PM
    Piano Dept. Faculty Field Trip to M. Steinert & Sons
  • Monday, October 9, 2023
    WCMS Closed
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 7:00 PM
    All-School Student Recital

    Open to all WCMS students! Perform live for an adoring audience of family and friends. It's a chance for everyone to share the music they've been working on. All ages and instruments are welcome.

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  • Friday, October 13, 2023, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
    Broadway On Highland

    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-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 event. Solo, duo, trio, or family act? We're happy to include you.

    Performers should arrive at 6:30 PM on the day of the event to run through their piece once with an accompanist.

    Guidelines for Performers:

    • You don't need to be memorized, but your selection should be well-prepared.
    • Bring your sheet music (no lead or lyric sheets) and a hole-punched, binder-ready copy for one of our accompanists. Your piano music must be in the key in which you plan to sing. No a cappella renditions.
    • Family-friendly lyrics and casual dress—no costumes, please!
    • Performers should arrive at 6:30 PM on the day of the event to run through their piece once with an accompanist. Please feel free to bring a water bottle.

    Host:  Norina Rowen, soprano and Voice Department Chair

    Consistent with WCMS health guidelines, please stay home if you or anyone in your group has symptoms of illness. Face masks are welcome, encouraged, and optional.

  • Friday, October 13, 2023, 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
    Broadway On Highland Run-throughs with pianists
  • Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
    Come see us at the Winchester Farmer's Market
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    Update Your Piano IQ: Choosing a Piano

    Featuring Patrick Elisha from M. Steinert & Sons

    Choosing a piano is a significant decision, equal parts exciting and overwhelming. From uprights to grands, digital to acoustic, there are so many factors and choices to take into account. Fortunately, help is available!

    In this free parent-education workshop, Patrick Elisha from M. Steinert & Sons will walk through some of the elements that may impact your decision. We will look at the differences between acoustic and digital pianos, grands and uprights, acoustic piano construction, materials, and design as they relate to your family's piano journey, and their pedagogical impact in experiencing touch and tone. This is a great opportunity to learn and ask questions that will help you to make your decision with confidence.

    Free; advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Both parents and kids are welcome!

    RSVP Online    or call 781-721-2950 for more information

  • Sunday, October 15, 2023, 4:00 PM
    "Winchester Riverwalk" Tour & Reception

    The Winchester Cultural Council is launching a yearlong "Winchester Riverwalk" exhibit with four sculptures placed along the Aberjona River in the Winchester Cultural District. Each sculpture has accompanying "augmented reality" including visual, audio, video, and written word content. Two WCMS faculty members, Sam Sjostedt and Sylvie Zakarian, are featured performers in the augmented reality portion of the exhibit.

    Join the Cultural Council on Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 PM for a tour of the exhibit, followed by light refreshments and an artists' talk at the Griffin Museum at 67 Shore Road, Winchester.

  • Saturday, October 21, 2023, 3:00 - 4:30 PM
    Sight-Reading Workshop for Brass & Woodwinds

    Open to all woodwind and brass students, grade 6 through adult. Public welcome.

    Would you like to improve your sight-reading ability? For students who are preparing for auditions, sight-reading is often the most challenging part of the process. In this 90-minute session, WCMS faculty member Seth Hamlin will work with students on sight-reading technique. We will practice sight-reading rhythm patterns without instruments, then work on reading examples similar to those you might encounter in a live audition.

    All woodwind and brass students from sixth grade through adults are welcome. Please bring your instrument and the etude book you are using in your lessons.

    Free for WCMS students; $10 for the general public. 

    WCMS Students (free)   

    General Registration ($10)     

  • Sunday, October 22, 2023, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
    Dalcroze Lab Workshop

    Whether you are an experienced Dalcroze clinician or a music educator interested in learning about the Dalcroze approach, we invite you to bring your ideas and try out activities guided by an expert Dalcroze clinician! This workshop will be facilitated by Dalcroze department chair Eiko Ishizuka, Diplôme Supérieur.

    Participants should bring a teaching activity to share with the group, if possible. Please contact WCMS with any questions.

    A fee of $10/person is payable at the time of enrollment.

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