Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program Calendar

Fall Calendar 2016

End of June– Fall registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by August 10th to secure a place.
July - Prep office closed. Building is open except July 4th.

AUGUST
Aug. 10 - Late registration fee is charged after this date for Fall.
Aug. 10 – Deadline for scholarship applications.
Aug. 22 –Rice University first day of classes; students return. Preparatory fall semester may begin for private lesson students.

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 3- Theory classes and chamber music coaching begin.
Sept. 5 – Labor Day Holiday. Prep office closed.
Sept. 10 - Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

OCTOBER
Oct. 8 – Prep Recital – 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Oct. 10 & 11 – Rice Midterm Recess. Office & building open.

NOVEMBER
Early Nov. - Spring registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by Dec. 1st.
Nov. 5 - Prep Recital -1:30pm, Duncan Recital Hall.
Nov. 17 - Piano Masterclass 7- 9pm. Stude, Artist – TBA.
Nov. 24 thru 27 –Thanksgiving Holidays. Office & building closed.

DECEMBER
Dec. 1 - Deadline for returning students to register spring semester without late fee.
Dec. 2 – Rice University students last day of classes.
Dec. 3 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133.
Dec. 4 (Sun) – Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Dec. 23 – Jan. 2nd – Rice Winter Break. Office & building closed.

Spring Calendar 2017

JANUARY
Jan. 9 – Rice University first day of classes; students return.
Jan. 14 – Theory classes and chamber music coaching begin.
Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Office closed. Building open.
Jan. 21 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Jan. 28 – 11:00am. Family Concert, sponsored by The Shepherd Society, featuring Shepherd School of Music Orchestra.

FEBRUARY
Feb. 9&10 – Rice Spring Office & building open.
Feb. 18 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Feb. 23 - Piano Masterclass, 7–9 pm. Stude Concert Hall. Artist – TBA

MARCH
Mar. 11-19 – Rice University spring break. Office & building open.
Mar. 25 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

APRIL
Early April – Summer registration invitations sent to returning students.
April - Spring juries for Prep Students
April 21 – Rice University last day of classes
April 22 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133
April 28 – Honor’s Recital – 7:00pm. Duncan Recital Hall
April 29 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall

MAY
May 1 – Summer registration for returning students w/o a late fee.
May 12 & 13 – Rice Commencement

*The Shepherd School of Music building remains open unless otherwise noted. Prep Office closing and staff holidays are also noted. Please check with individual teachers regarding times and confirmation for lessons, classes or coaching sessions.