Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program Calendar

Download the Preparatory Program Calendar 2014-15
Download the Preparatory Program Theory Calendar 2014-15
Download the Preparatory Program Chamber Music Calendar 2014-15

July 15th – Fall registration opens for returning students. Returning students must register by August 15th to secure a place.

Fall Calendar 2014
Aug. 15 - Late registration fee is charged after this date.
Aug. 15 – Deadline for scholarship applications.
Aug. 23 – Prep Chamber Music program auditions.
Aug. 25 – First Day of Classes at Rice University.
Aug 30 – First day of YCD program.
August - Preparatory semester begins for private lesson students.

Sept. 1 – Labor Day Holiday. Prep office closed.
Sept. 6- Theory classes and Chamber Music coaching begin.
Sept. 13 - Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

Oct. 11 – Prep Recital – 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Oct. 13 & 14 – Rice Midterm Recess. No Classes.

Nov. 4 - Spring registration opens for returning students. Returning students must register by Dec. 2nd to secure a place.
Nov. 8 - Prep Recital -1:30pm, Duncan Recital Hall.
Nov. 13 - Piano Masterclass 7- 9pm. Stude, Artist – TBA.
Nov. 27 thru 30 –Thanksgiving Holidays. Office & building closed.

Dec. 2 - Deadline for returning students to register spring semester without late fee.
Dec. 5 – Rice last day of classes.
Dec. 6 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133.
Dec. 7 (Sun) – Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Dec. 7 – Preparatory Fall Semester concludes.
Dec. 24 – Jan. 1st – Rice Winter Break. Office & building closed.

Spring Calendar 2015
Jan. 12 – Rice first day of classes. Preparatory Semester begins.
Jan. 17 – Theory classes begin.
Chamber music coaching start date – TBD.
Jan. 19 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes. Office closed.
Jan. 24 - Prep Recital 2:00pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Jan. 31 – 10:30am. Family Concert, sponsored by The Shepherd Society, featuring Shepherd School of Music Orchestra.

Feb. 17 - Piano Masterclass, 7–9 pm. Stude Concert Hall. Artist – TBA
Feb. 21 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall

Feb. 28 – Mar. 8 – Rice spring break. Building open.
Mar. 28 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall

April 1 – Summer registration opens for returning students.
April 2-3 – Rice midterm recess. Building open.
April - Spring Juries for Prep Students
April 24– Rice last day of classes.
April 25 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133

May 2 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
May 2 – Honors Recital – 7:00pm. Duncan Recital Hall
May 2 - Preparatory Spring Semester Concludes
May 12 – Summer registration for returning students w/o a late fee.
May 16 – Rice University 102th 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.