APRIL 2018
Looking for summer enrichment? Whether you are 6, 16, or 60, there's something for everyone at WCMS. Learn more about our Summer Programs and Summer Private Lessons - we have one-week programs, two-week programs, and programs that run once a week for six weeks. Private lessons are available June 18 through July 27. Come try something new or continue your school year studies. Scheduling will begin May 1.

Placement auditions for two of the programs are being held this month. Please sign up online, or contact the front office:

Summer Festival for Pianists: Audition dates 4/7, 4/8, and 4/9
Summer Chamber Music Festival: Audition dates 4/8, 4/9, 4/13, and 4/14
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 PM
Join us for our third annual singing competition, featuring WCMS voice students! Come watch the contestants perform live for our judges (a panel of professional musicians) on Saturday, April 28. $10 general admission tickets go on sale Monday, April 9 and will be available online, in person at WCMS, or by phone at 781-721-2950. Seating is limited - please buy your tickets early! Good luck to all of our contestants!
Come enjoy a showcase of children's music! Young students and faculty from our Dalcroze Eurhythmics classes will present a variety of short music, rhythm, and movement performances. This is a fun occasion for anyone who wants to observe Dalcroze Eurhythmics, learn about summer and fall classes for children, meet the teachers, and see what WCMS has to offer your family. Both performances (1:00 and 2:30 pm) are free and open to the public. Lincoln Elementary School auditorium, 161 Mystic Valley Parkway, Winchester.  
Master Class:
Wednesday, April 25, 7 PM
Friday, April 27, 7:30 PM

Please join WCMS for a special concert with Cédric Boyer, piano professor at Le Conservatoire Claude-Debussy. The concert is part of a cultural exchange arranged by the Jumelage Association of Winchester with its sister city, St-Germain-en-Laye in France. Professor Boyer will be joined by one of his conservatory students, André Millot. A reception with complimentary refreshments will follow. Free admission. The public is also welcome to observe a Master Class with Cédric Boyer and WCMS students on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 PM.
Saturday, April 28, 3:30 PM
Curious about Suzuki violin instruction for your child? Come learn about the Suzuki violin program at WCMS and the benefits of Suzuki training! Ask questions, meet faculty members, and tour our beautiful historic building. Our programs are open to all - you do not need to live in Winchester (we serve 20+ communities every year). The discussion will include the enrollment process, what to expect from Suzuki instruction, what materials you will need, and any questions or concerns you might have. Light refreshments will be served. Free.
Sunday, April 29, 3:00 PM

Piano faculty member Jorge Ibañez celebrates the spring season with a performance of original compositions for solo piano and for piano/percussion duo. He holds degrees from Longy School of Music and the New England Conservatory, and his music is noted for its lyricism, clarity of form, and flavor of his native Bolivia. For this recital, he is joined by his wife, percussionist Deborah Welsh Ibañez, who performs frequently with several New England symphonies and orchestras. A pre-concert reception will begin at 2:30 PM. Free admission.

... for the WCMS students who auditioned and were accepted for this year's MMEA Northeastern District Junior Festival and All-State Festival:
  • Liv Oster, oboe (student of Kyoko Hida) - All-State
  • Caroline Andrews, French horn (student of Marina Krickler) - Junior District
  • Eleanor Freed, viola (student of Vartan Aghababian and Eiko Ishizuka) - Junior District

WCMS would also like to congratulate Cindy Kim and Olivia Ma, who participated in our MMEA Audition Workshops and were accepted to the festival. Kudos to all! 

The Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in grants to Greater Boston nonprofits, providing critical support for human services, education, healthcare, social justice, and the arts. WCMS is part of that story, having received funding to help purchase our building at 407 Highland Avenue and to help sustain our organization. We are mentioned in Bill Cumming's new memoir about his work and his charitable foundation.The book is available locally from Book Ends or directly from the Cummings Foundation, and 100% of the profits will go towards continuing the foundation's legacy.
Upcoming Events
4/5  Open Mic - Starbucks
4/5  Piano Performance Studio Class
4/6  Woodwind Brass & Percussion Honors Concert
4/6 - 4/8: Piano Festival Auditions
4/7  The Vocal Factor Preliminary Round (contestants only)
4/7 - 4/8  Summer Chamber Music Auditions
4/8  Dalcroze Showcases at Lincoln Elementary School
4/10  Blues Jam
4/13 - 4/14  Summer Chamber Music Auditions
4/14  Adult Dalcroze Workshop
4/25  Jumelage Guest Artist Piano Master Class
4/27  Jumelage Guest Artist Piano Concert
4/28  Suzuki Violin "Meet & Greet" Info Session
4/29  Faculty Concert with Jorge Ibañez

See full events calendar here
Music MAYnia 2018
This week is MAYnia Spirit Week! Wear your past MAYnia t-shirts to school April 2-7!

A-MAY-zing Performers: This Saturday, April 7 is the deadline for students to sign up to perform. Sign up online here. Please call the office at 781-721-2950 if you need assistance.

A-MAY-zing Volunteers: Teens and adults, we need your help! Volunteers receive free t-shirts, lunch, and our eternal gratitude. Click here to sign up!

A-MAY-zing Lawn Décor:
Trust us, now that the snow has (almost) melted, your lawn is eager for a spring accessory - like a MAYnia lawn sign! Pick one up in the front office!

Music MAYnia is Sunday,
May 6, 1 -5 PM!

Spring Honors Concerts
Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Friday, April 6
7:00 PM

All Honors Concerts are free and open to the public.

We gratefully acknowledge the many volunteers who assisted us with events in March. We couldn't do it without you! If you'd like to volunteer at upcoming events, please visit our volunteer page !

School Hours
Mon - Thur: 9 AM - 9 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, April 14
Normal schedule

Monday, April 16

Tuesday, April 17 - Friday, April 20 - School Vacation
Office open 9 AM - 5:30 PM, with later hours as needed for make-up lessons

Saturday, April 21
Weather Cancellations
In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call WCMS at 781-721-2950 to verify the status of our classes. Please note: WCMS does NOT follow the weather cancellation decisions of the public schools.
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