School Year Calendar & Events


Academic Calendars

ECMS Academic Calendar

Early Childhood Calendar

New Horizons Calendar

Pathways Events


Recitals & Special Events

Weekend Recital Schedule

Lunchtime Concert Series 

Spring Festival Concerts


New Horizons Concerts

Commencement & Awards Ceremony



ECMS Academic Calendar

The Community Music School year aligns with that of most Rochester area public schools — not with the Eastman School of Music collegiate division. Each semester contains 17 weeks of instruction.

Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 8 First semester begins for New Horizons Ensembles
Wednesday, September 9 First semester begins for all lessons, classes and ensembles
Wednesday, November 25-
Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving recess
Saturday, December 19 Winterfest!
Sunday, December 20 Last day of instruction for
calendar year 2015
Monday, December 21 –
Sunday, January 3
Holiday recess
Monday, January4 Classes resume
Sunday, January 24 First semester ends

Spring 2016

Monday, January 25 Second semester begins
Monday, February 15 –
Sunday, February 21
Winter recess
Monday, February 22 Classes resume
Monday, March 28
Sunday, April 3
Spring recess
Monday, April 4 Classes resume
Tuesday, May 24 –
Sunday, May 29
Exam & Jury Week
(no teaching)
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day
(no teaching)
Saturday, June 11 at 3 p.m. Commencement and awards
Sunday, June 12 Last day of instruction



Early Childhood Calendar

September 19, 2015 Fall Session begins
November 21, 2015 Fall Session ends
January 9, 2016 Winter Session begins
March 12, 2016 Winter Session ends
March 19, 2016 Spring Session begins
May 21, 2016 Spring Session ends



Pathways Events 2015-2016

Wed., Sept. 3 1st Semester begins
Sat., Sept. 12 Pathways Social, 1 p.m. in MSH One
Sat., Oct. 3 Careers Workshop, 4 p.m. in MSH One
Thurs., Oct. 29 ESM Music College Fair, 5-7 p.m.
Cominsky Promenade
Panel discussion, 3-4 p.m. in Hatch Hall
Sat., Nov. 14 Event TBD, 1 MSH One
Wed. Nov. 25-Sun, Nov. 29 Thanksgiving Recess
Sat., Dec. 12 Holiday Social 12:45-2:15 p.m. in MSH One
Saturday, December 20 Winterfest
Monday, Dec. 21-Sun, Jan. 3 Holiday Recess
Fri-Sat, January 8-9 High School MCSMA Solo Festival
Fri-Sat, January 15-16 Middle School MCSMA Solo Festival
Fri-Sat, January 22-23 Elementary MCSMA Solo Festival
Sun., Jan. 24 1st Semester ends
Mon., Jan.25 2nd Semester begins
Mon., Feb. 15-Sun, Feb. 21 Winter Recess
Sat., TBD Spring fling to the RPO at 6 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 12 Pathways Open House/Recitals, 3:30 p.m.
in Room 120
Sat, Mar. 12-Sat, Mar. 26 Pathways Application Period
Mon., Mar., 28-Sun., Apr. 3 Spring Recess
Mon., Apr. 4-9 Pathways audition scheduling
Fri-Sat, April 29-30 Pathways Auditions
Sat., May 9 All City Festival, 6 p.m., in Kodak Hall
Wed, May 11 or Thurs, May 12 Senior Recognition Dinner
Mon., May 16 Pathways Notification Letters to be mailed
Tues., May 17 Eastman NYSSMA Solo Festival   
Tues., May 24-Mon., May 30 ECMS Jury Week
Tues., June 7 at 6:30 p.m. Pathways Mandatory Orientation
Sat., June 11 at 3 p.m. Commencement and Awards
Kilbourn Hall
Sun., June 12 2nd Semester ends

Last updated: April 6, 2016