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Center for Piano Studies Calendar

2021–2022 Calendars

Fall 2021–Spring 2022: lesson dates and holidays

Item Description


Private lessons begin:
Students returning to prior teacher

Week of August 22

Private lessons programs begin:
New students and students assigned a new teacher

Week of August 29

Labor Day Building closed

September 6 (No lessons)

Weekly group classes begin: 
K5, Time to Begin, Elementary Artist,
AYoung Artist, Beginning Piano for Adults

Week of September 5 (No classes Labor Day)

Fall Break
Lessons and group classes will be held.

October 7-8

Thanksgiving break
Building closed Thursday-Friday, no group classes
*Lessons can be held on November 24, 27, and 28

November 25–26 (No lessons)

Make-up week (if needed, Finals Exam Week)

December 5-11

Winter break / end of Fall term

December 11

Lessons and group classes resume / Spring term begins

January 9

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Building closed

January 17 (No lessons)

President's Day
*Lessons can be held

February 21

Spring Break
No group classes
*Lessons can be held

March 6-12

Make-up week (if needed, finals exam week)

May 1-7

End of Spring term

May 7

 Summer term

May 8 to August 6

* UofSC classes are not in session, however, teachers and students can have lessons on these dates if all parties agree.

Fall 2021–Spring 2022: recitals and events





Fall Festival

All children (ages 5-12),

free to public

UofSC School of Music

Not yet scheduled

Adult Fall Masterclass

Adult and UofSC students

UofSC School of Music

November 7

Fall Recitals

All programs

UofSC School of Music

December TBD

RCM Certificate Program Assessments

Young Artist (December or May/June)

Online via RCM Remote Exams

Scheduled independently; encouraged in December

CMTA Celebration of Musical Achievements

Young Musician, Young Artist, Elementary Artist

Columbia College

Spring 2022 TBD

Adult Spring Masterclass

Adult and UofSC students

UofSC School of Music

March 27

SCMTA District Auditions

Young Artist


March/April TBD, Spring 2022

SCMTA State Auditions

Young Artist


April TBD, Spring 2022

Spring Recitals

All Programs

UofSC School of Music

April-May TBD

RCM Certificate Program Assessments

Young Artist (December or May/June)


Scheduled independently; encouraged in May/June

Fall 2021–Spring 2022: group classes and event schedules

See each program page for specific group class and event schedules.

Summer 2021: lesson dates

Summer session begins

May 9

Memorial Day holiday

May 31 (No lessons, building closed)

Independence Day holiday

July 4 (No lessons, building closed)

Last day to register for private lessons

June 20

Last day to add 3 private lessons

July 11

Summer session ends

August 7


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