Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program Calendar

Fall Calendar 2017

End of June– Fall registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by August 10th to secure a place.
July - Prep office closed. Building is open except July 4th.

AUGUST
Aug. 10 - Late registration fee is charged after this date for Fall.
Aug. 10 – Deadline for scholarship applications.
Aug. 21 –Rice University first day of classes; students return.
Preparatory fall semester may begin for private lesson students.

SEPTEMBER
Sept. 2- Theory classes and chamber music coaching begin.
Sept. 4 – Labor Day Holiday. Prep office closed.
Sept. 9 - Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

OCTOBER
Oct. 9 & 10 – Rice Midterm Recess. Office & building open.
Oct. 14 – Prep Recital – 2:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

NOVEMBER
Early Nov. - Spring registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by Dec. 1st.
Nov. 4 - Prep Recital -2:30pm, Duncan Recital Hall.
No. 7 (Tue) - Piano Masterclass 7- 9pm. Stude, Artist – TBA.
Nov. 23 thru 26 –Thanksgiving Holidays. Office & building closed.

DECEMBER
Dec. 1 - Deadline for returning students to register spring semester without late fee.
Dec. 1 – Rice University students last day of classes.
Dec. 2 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133.
Dec. 2 – Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 1st – Rice Winter Break. Office & building closed.

Spring Calendar 2018

JANUARY
Jan. 8 – Rice University first day of classes; students return.
Jan. 13 – Theory classes and chamber music coaching begin.
Jan. 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Office closed. Building open.
Jan. 20 – 11:00 am. Family Concert, sponsored by The Shepherd Society, featuring Shepherd School of Music Orchestra.
Jan. 20 - Prep Recital 2:00 pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

FEBRUARY
Feb. 8 & 9 – Rice Spring Recess. Office & building open.
Feb. 8 - Piano Masterclass, 7–9 pm. Stude Concert Hall. Artist – TBA
Feb. 24 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

MARCH
Mar. 12-16 – Rice University spring break. Office & building open.
Mar. 24 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall.

APRIL
Early April – Summer registration invitations sent to returning students.
April - Spring juries for Prep Students
April 20 – Rice University students last day of classes.
April 21 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133
April 27 – Honor’s Recital – 7:00pm. Duncan Recital Hall
April 28 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall

MAY
May 1 – Summer registration for returning students without a late fee.
May 11 & 12 – Rice University 104th 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 times and confirmation for lessons, classes or coaching sessions.