Fall Calendar 2019
End of June– Fall registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by August 5th to secure a place.
July - Prep office closed. Building is open except July 4th.
Aug. 5 - Fall registration deadline. Late registration fee is charged after this date for Fall.
Aug. 26 –Rice University first day of classes; students return
Preparatory fall semester may begin for private lesson students
Sept. 2 – Labor Day Holiday. Prep office closed
Sept. 7- Theory classes and chamber music coaching begin
Sept. 21 (Sat) - Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Oct. 12 (Sat) – Prep Recital – 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Oct. 14 & 15 – Rice Midterm Recess. Office & building open
Early Nov. - Spring registration invitations sent to returning students. Returning students must register by Dec. 2nd.
Nov. 2 (Sat) - Prep Recital -1:30pm, Duncan Recital Hall
Nov. 14 (Thurs.) - Piano Masterclass 7 - 9pm. Stude, Artist – TBA
Nov. 28 thru Dec. 1 –Thanksgiving Holidays. Office & building closed
Dec. 2 - Deadline for returning students to register spring semester without late fee
Dec. 6 – Rice University students last day of classes
Dec. 7 (Sat) – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133
Dec. 8 (Sun) – Prep Recital, 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Dec. 25 – Jan. 1st – Rice Winter Break. Office & building closed
Spring Calendar 2020
Jan. 13 – Rice University first day of classes; students return
Jan. 18 – Theory classes begin
Jan. 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Office closed. Building open
Jan. 25 - Chamber music coaching begin
Jan. 25 - Prep Recital 1:30 pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Feb. 1 – 11:00 am. Family Concert, sponsored by The Shepherd Society, featuring Shepherd School of Music Orchestra
Feb. 13 & 14 – Rice Spring Recess. Office & building open
Feb. 18 - Piano Masterclass, 7–9 pm. Stude Concert Hall. Artist – TBA
Feb. 29 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Mar. 14-22 – Rice University spring break. Office & building open
Mar. 28 - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
Early April – Summer registration invitations sent to returning students
April 24 – Rice University students last day of classes
April 25 – Prep Chamber Music Recital, noon, Room 1133
May 1 – Summer registration deadline for returning students without a late fee
May 1 (Fri) – Honor’s Recital – 7:00pm. Duncan Recital Hall
May 2 (Sat) - Prep Recital 1:30pm. Duncan Recital Hall
May 15 & 16 – Rice University 107th 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.