Gray School of Music holds two festivals every year – Halloween Festival in the Fall, and Art and Music Festival in the Spring. At a festival, students perform solo pieces by memory to a judge, who evaluates the performance and writes comments to help the students improve. Each student will receive a trophy / ribbon for participating at the festival. This is a motivating, challenging yet encouraging, and fun event that the children enjoy. Participation at the festival is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory.
The recital is held at the end of each semester – April/May in the Spring, and December in the Fall. This is a great opportunity for students to perform in front of an audience. It is also essential in promoting artistic development, as students learn from watching their peers while gain confidence and motivation through the recognition of their hard work. Teachers strive to make each recital a positive and enjoyable experience.
Gray School of Music offers casual performances that are held frequently throughout the year. Students who participate in our extra curricular activities enjoy the relaxed setting and often use them as practice for the Festivals and Recitals. Events will be held on Zoom or live which ever is necessary at the time. Light refreshments are served during live events.
The Honors Recital is held once a year in the Spring. This is a joint recital that features students from many teachers. Students that are selected to participate in this recital demonstrate excellence in musicianship, and each is recognized with a special trophy.
Calendar of Events 2023-24
Monday, August 7 – Fall Lessons begins
Monday, September 4 – school closed for Labor Day
Sunday, September 24 – Fall Sweet Treat Recital 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. (participation optional)
Saturday, October 28, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. – Fall Halloween Costume Recitals for all Instruments (participation optional)
Monday, November 20 – Sunday, November 26 – School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Saturday and Sunday, December 9-10, and 16-17 – Holiday Recitals, GSOM Recital Hall
December 18-21 – Makeup Week
Friday, December 22 – Sunday, January 7, 2024 – School closed for Winter Break
Monday January 8 – Spring Lessons begin
TBA Honor Recital – participation selected by teachers
Monday, March 10 – Sunday March 17 – School Closed for Spring Break
Sat./Sun., May 11-12 and Sat./Sun., May 18-19 – Spring Recitals- GSOM Recital Hall
May 20-25 – makeup week
May 27 – School Closed for Memorial Day
May 28 – August 4, 2022 – Summer Lessons: Summer Lessons – flexible scheduling for 10 weeks
Monday, August 5, 2024 – Fall Lessons Begin