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.

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 3 First semester begins
Wednesday, November 26 -
Sunday, November 30
Thanksgiving recess
Saturday, December 20 Homecoming!
Sunday, December 21 Last day of instruction for
calendar year 2012
Monday, December 22 -
Sunday, January 4 EXCEPT
Holiday recess
Saturday, January 3 Early Childhood Winter Session Begins
Monday, January 5 Classes resume for all others
Sunday, January 18 First semester ends

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 Commencement and awards
Sunday, June 7 Last day of instruction

Early Childhood Calendar

September 20, 2014 Fall Session begins
November 22, 2014 Fall Session ends
January 3, 2015 Winter Session begins
March 7, 2015 Winter Session ends
March 14, 2015 Spring Session begins
May 16, 2015 Spring Session ends

Pathways Events 2013-2014

Saturday, September 14 Pathways Social at 1 p.m. in MSH One
Saturday, October 26 Careers Workshop at 1 p.m. in MSH One
Thursday, November 6 ESM Music College Fair
Saturday, November 16 Practice Buddy Pizza Party
at 1 MSH One
Saturday, December 7 Holiday Social at 1 p.m. in MSH One
January weekends MCSMA Solo Festival
Saturday, February 1 Winter fling to the RPO
Saturday, March 8 Pathways Open House/Recitals
at 2 p.m. in Room 120
Sat, Mar 8-Sat, Mar 22 Pathways Application Period
Wednesday, March 26 All City Strings, High School Chorus at 6 p.m.
Friday, March 22 All City Bands, Elementary Chorus at 1 p.m.
Mon, Mar 31-Sat April 5 Pathways Audition Scheduling
Friday, May 2 & Sat, May 3 Pathways Auditions
Saturday, May 10 Solo Fest Workshop at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13 Eastman NYSSMA Solo Festival
Wednesday, May 14 Senior Recognition Dinner
Monday, May 19 Pathways Notification Letters to be mailed
Tuesday, May 27 Pathways Mandatory Orientation

Last updated: September 12, 2013