Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program Calendar

Fall Calendar 2015

July– Fall registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by August 14th to secure a place.

Aug. 14 - Late registration fee is charged after this date.
Aug. 14 – Deadline for scholarship applications.
Aug. 24 – First Day of Classes at Rice University.
Aug 29 – First day of Young Children's Division program.

Preparatory semester begins for private lesson students.

Sept. 5- Theory classes and Chamber Music coaching begin.
Sept. 7 – Labor Day Holiday. Preparatory office closed.
Sept. 12 - Preparatory Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

Oct. 10 – Prep Recital – 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Oct. 12 & 13 – Rice Midterm Recess. Office & building open.

Early Nov. - Spring registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by Dec. 1st.

Nov. 7 - Preparatory Recital -1:30pm, Duncan Recital Hall.
Nov. 17 - Piano Masterclass 7- 9pm. Stude, Artist – TBA.
Nov. 26 thru 29 –Thanksgiving Holidays. Office & building closed.

Dec. 1 - Deadline for returning students to register spring semester without late fee.
Dec. 4 – Rice last day of classes.
Dec. 5 – Preparatory Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133.
Dec. 6 (Sun) – Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Dec. 6 – Preparatory Fall Semester concludes.
Dec. 24 – Jan. 1st – Rice Winter Break. Office & building closed.

Spring Calendar 2016

Jan. 11 – Rice first day of classes. Preparatory Semester begins.
Jan. 16 – Theory classes begin.

Chamber music coaching start date – TBD.

Jan. 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Office closed.
Jan. 23 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Jan. 30 – 11:00am. Family Concert, sponsored by The Shepherd Society, featuring Shepherd School of Music Orchestra.

Feb. 16 - Piano Masterclass, 7–9 pm. Stude Concert Hall. Artist – TBA
Feb. 20 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Feb. 27 – Mar. 6 – Rice spring break. Building open.

Mar. 19 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Mar. 31-April 1st – Rice midterm recess. Building open.

Early April – Summer registration invitations sent to returning students.

April - Spring Juries for Prep Students
April 22 – Rice last day of classes.
April 23 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133
April 29 – Honors Recital – 7:00pm. Duncan Recital Hall
April 30 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
April 30 - Preparatory Spring Semester Concludes

May 2 – Summer registration for returning students w/o a late fee.
May 13 & 14 – Rice University 103rd 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 lesson, class or coaching sessions held during holidays.