School Year

Academic Year Calendar

Early Childhood Calendar

Pathways Events

Recital Schedule

New Horizons Calendar

New Horizons Summer Concerts — see


Academic Year 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.

Spring 2015

Monday, January 19 Second semester begins
Monday, February 16 –
Sunday, February 22
Winter recess
Monday, February 23 Classes resume
Monday, March 30
Sunday, April 5
Spring recess
Monday, April 6 Classes resume
Tuesday, May 19 –
Sunday, May 24
Exam & Jury Week
(no teaching)
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
(no teaching)
Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Commencement and awards
Sunday, June 7 Last day of instruction

Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 9 First semester begins
Wednesday, November 25-
Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving recess
Saturday, December 19 Homecoming!
Sunday, December 20 Last day of instruction for
calendar year 2015
Monday, December 21 –
Sunday, January 3
Holiday recess
Saturday, January 9 Early Childhood Winter Session Begins
Monday, January11 Classes resume for all others
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 25 Memorial Day
(no teaching)
Saturday, June 11 at 2 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 2014-2015

Wed., Sept. 3 1st Semester begins
Sat., Sept. 13 Pathways Social, 1 p.m. in MSH One
Sat., Oct. 4 Careers Workshop, 1 p.m. in 305
Thurs., Oct. 9 ESM Music College Fair, 5-7 p.m.
Cominsky Promenade
Panel discussion, 3-4 p.m. in Hatch Hall
Sat., Nov. 15 Event TBD, 1 MSH One
Wed. Nov. 26-Sun, Nov. 30 Thanksgiving Recess
Sat., Dec. 13 Holiday Social 12:45-2:15 p.m. in MSH One
Saturday, December 20 Homecoming
Monday, Dec. 22-Sun, Jan. 4 Holiday Recess
January weekends MCSMA Solo Festival
Sun., Jan. 18 1st Semester ends
Mon., Jan.19 2nd Semester begins
Mon., Feb. 16-Sun, Feb. 22 Winter Recess
Sat., Mar. 7 Spring fling to the RPO
Sat., Mar. 14 Pathways Open House/Recitals, 3:30 p.m.
in Room 120
Sat, Mar. 14-Sat, Mar. 28 Pathways Application Period
Mon., Mar., 30-Sun., Apr. 5 Spring Recess
Mon., Apr. 6-11 Pathways audition scheduling
Fri., May 1 & Sat, May 2 Pathways Auditions
Sat., May 11 All City Festival, 6 p.m., in Kodak Hall
Tues., May 12 Eastman NYSSMA Solo Festival
Wed., May 13 Senior Recognition Dinner
Mon., May 18 Pathways Notification Letters to be mailed
Tues., May 19-Mon., May 25 ECMS Jury Week
Tues., June 2 Pathways Mandatory Orientation, 6:30 p.m.
Sat., June 6 at 2 p.m. Commencement and Awards
Kilbourn Hall
Sun., June 7 2nd Semester ends

Last updated: May 7, 2015