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Student recitals are an important part of our program. Because preparation for and performance in recitals help students develop as musicians, we present three free, public recitals each year. A PDF of the Prep School Calendar can be found here.

Fall 2017 Semester start date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Spring 2018 Semester start date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Summer 2018 Semester start date: Saturday, May 19, 2018


Fall 2017 piano recitals:

Saturday December, 16, 2017 -  4pm and 7:30pm, Kresge Theatre
Sunday December, 17, 2017 -  1pm and 4pm, Kresge Theatre

Fall 2017 string recitals:

Saturday, December 9, 2017, Alumni Concert Hall - Group String Class Recital - 9am

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Studio Recitals: 12:30pm (students of Maija Anstine, Olga Taimanov, Paula Tuttle), 3:00pm (Students of Melissa Hernandez, Anne Moskal, MaryBeth Schotting)

Saturday, December, 16, 2017, Kresge Theatre - Honors Recital - 1pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017, Kresge Theatre - Showcase Recital - Young Artists Orchestra - 7pm


Spring 2018 recitals

Spring 2018 piano recitals:

Saturday May, 12, 2018, 4PM and 7:30PM, Kresge Theatre

Sunday May 13, 2018, 1PM and 4PM, Kresge Theatre

Spring 2018 string recitals:

Sunday, April 29, 2018 Alumni Concert Hall - Studio Recital: 6:30pm (students of Anne Moskal, MaryBeth Schotting, Paula Tuttle)

Saturday, May 5, 2018, Kresge Theater - Group String Class Recital - 9am

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Mellon Institute Auditorium - Studio Recital: 4:00pm (students of Maija Anstine, Melissa Hernandez, Olga Taimanov)

Friday, May 11, 2018, Kresge Theatre - Young Artists Orchestra - 7pm

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Kresge Theatre - Honors Recital - 1pm

Saturday, May 12, 2018, Wilkinsburg - Young Artists Orchestra outreach concert - 5pm


Summer 2018 piano recitals:

Sunday July 29, 2018, 2PM Kresge Theatre


ASTA Certificate Advancement Program for String Students:

Date and Time TBA

This program is offered by the American String Teachers Association and seeks to establish definite goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students are judged on technical and musical preparedness at specific levels (Foundation Level - Level 10) by an ASTA examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed. ASTA’s Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) helps students measure and achieve greater playing abilities and continue their music study with enthusiasm. Advancing successfully through the levels motivates students to practice. ASTA has developed a carefully graded 11-level curriculum for violin, viola, cello, double bass and harp. Each level is a professionally designed pedagogical progression offering both study materials and adjudication/feedback. Using these guidelines for scales, etudes and solos, the teacher prepares the student for each level’s evaluation. Successful completion of each level is recognized by ASTA with a Certificate of Achievement. This national award validates the teacher and student’s work, and bears proof of a well-rounded system of instruction.